Dental Health Care
73 Ware Road
Hertford SG13 7ED
You will be pleased to know that there is a simple solution to eliminate these problems. We can provide you with a small dental splint, called an NTI splint, it fits over your front teeth and works in preventing you from grinding and clenching your teeth. Stopping this unwanted muscle clenching will eliminate the tension that causes your headaches and muscle pains.
Grinding and clenching of your teeth involves some of the most powerful muscles in the human body. While almost everybody grinds and, or clenches their teeth every now and then, studies show that patients who do so chronically exert between 6 and 20 times more pressure due to their well-trained musculature. With repeated intense contraction, these powerful muscles become painful, and the forces generated cause pain to the surrounding tissues, joints, and other muscles. By reducing or eliminating the intensity of the clenching, you are effectively minimising the source of the pain and in many cases this will happen in just a few days.