WHAT IS BRUXISM?

Bruxism is a condition in which you excessively grind your teeth or clench your jaw. Bruxism (or teeth-grinding) is more common than you might think, affecting up to 31% of the general population. Most cases of bruxism are linked to stress or anxiety, but there are many other reasons why a person may start grinding their teeth. This can include lifestyle, medication and health disorders. Bruxism doesn’t always cause symptoms – but it can trigger both long and short-term effects to your health, as well as damaging your teeth.

There are two main types of bruxism: nocturnal bruxism (occurs during sleep), and awake bruxism (occurs during the daytime). Both men and women tend to be equally affected by sleep bruxism, but awake bruxism is more common in women.

Woman grinding and clenching teeth in sleep

SYMPTOMS OF BRUXISM

Worn tooth enamel is a symptom of bruxism

TEETH GRINDING

Teeth grinding that may be loud enough to wake up a partner

Tooth damage is a symptom of bruxism

EXCESSIVE TOOTH WEAR

Teeth that are flattened, chipped or loose

Worn tooth enamel is a symptom of bruxism

WORN TOOTH ENAMEL

Exposed deeper layers of a tooth

Loud teeth grinding is a symptom of bruxism

HYPERSENSITIVE TEETH

Teeth that are sensitive to temperature, with pain caused by hot or cold drinks

Sore jaw muscles are a symptom of bruxism

SORE JAW MUSCLES

Tired, tight or a locked jaw that won’t open or close completely

Pain in the jaw, neck or face is a symptom of bruxism

TENDERNESS OR PAIN

This can be in the jaw, neck or face

Earaches are a symptom of bruxism

EARACHE

Or pain that feels like earache, though it’s not a problem with your ear

Headaches are a symptom of bruxism

HEADACHES

Especially pain starting in the temples

WHY DO I NEED TO TREAT IT?

Bruxism can affect sufferers in different ways. Some effects are short-term, and disappear when the bruxism does. But in severe cases, effects can be long-term or even permanent.

Long Term Effects

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
  • Damage to your teeth, restorations, crowns or jaw

Short Term Effects

  • Headaches/Ear aches
  • Aching jaw and facial muscles (Facial Myalgia)
  • Tight or stiff shoulders
  • Disrupted sleep of both sufferer and bed partner
  • Inflamed/receding gums and excess tooth mobility

BRUXISM TREATMENT

Self Fit teeth grinding night guard

Bruxeeze Self Fit

£24.99

The Bruxeeze Night Guard is a mouthguard you wear while you sleep. It protects all of your teeth from grinding and clenching, and can be worn on your upper or lower teeth.

Each pack contains 2 Night Guards to help you stop grinding. Made from BPA and latex-free material.

Slim Fit custom night guard for mild teeth grinding and clenching

Bruxeeze Slim Fit

£49.99

The Bruxeeze Slim Fit is a custom mouthguard that can be moulded for upper or lower teeth. With a thickness of 1.5mm, the Slim Fit is an ideal guard for first-time wearers, or those who experience mild clenching. It can also a good choice for daytime bruxers, offering a discreet and almost invisible fit.

Made from EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate), the Slim Fit provides both comfort and protection from the impact of teeth-grinding.

Pro custom night guard for moderate-to-heavy teeth grinding

Bruxeeze Pro

£54.99

The Bruxeeze Pro is a custom mouthguard that can be moulded for upper or lower teeth. With a thickness of 3mm, the Pro is an ideal guard for moderate-to-heavy bruxing (teeth-grinding).

Made from EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate), the Bruxeeze Pro is twice the thickness of the Bruzeeze Slim Fit. It provides heavy-duty protection from the impact of teeth-grinding and clenching. If you’ve previously worn a slimmer guard and found that it wore out quickly, the Pro might be a good choice for you. The thickness of the material offers greater separation of your teeth and can increase the length of time between guard replacements.

Pro Extra custom night guard for moderate-to-heavy bruxing

Bruxeeze Pro Extra

£65.99

The Bruxeeze Pro Extra is a custom mouthguard that can be moulded for upper or lower teeth. It features a thickness of 3mm, making the Pro Extra an ideal guard for moderate-to-heavy bruxing (teeth-grinding). With a hard outer layer made from PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) and a soft inner layer made from EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate), the Pro Extra offers an additional level of comfort when compared with its younger sibling, the Bruxeeze Pro.

The Pro Extra provides heavy-duty protection from the impact of teeth-grinding and clenching. It offers greater separation of your teeth than slimmer guards and can increase the length of time between guard replacements. The Pro Extra’s PETG design also gives the added bonus of a clear material look, offering a more discreet fit.