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Do you suffer from painful jaws or headaches in the morning? Have your teeth become more sensitive to cold, touch, or other stimuli? If so, make an appointment for a consultation with our dental team today!

What Causes Teeth Grinding?

Although the causes aren’t completely understood in the dental profession, there are many physical and psychological triggers for jaw clenching. These include anxiety, stress, anger, frustration, hyperactivity and aggression.

Some physical causes include a misalignment of the upper and lower jaw and teeth, sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and as a response to pain from an earache or teething in children. Bruxism is also an uncommon side effect of some psychiatric medications, including certain antidepressants.

The Unpleasant Results of Bruxism

Bruxism can cause pain and damage to gums and other oral structures. The negative effects include sore facial muscles, headaches, tooth sensitivity, cosmetic damage, recession, and joint damage. This is why it’s so important to seek treatment when you first notice your teeth clenching.

Having regular appointments with your local dentist will allow them to notice if you show symptoms and track the development of tooth grinding.

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Discuss Your Options with Kedron Family Dental

If you suspect that you suffer from bruxism, talk to one of our team members. We can determine if your symptoms are indicative of bruxism and offer effective treatment to minimise the damage associated with it. Additionally, consider exploring our custom mouthguards that are expertly crafted to provide protection against bruxism.

Make an appointment today for a comprehensive evaluation and tailored solutions.


Effective Bruxism Treatment

Some cases of bruxism are worse than others; however, there are treatments available to minimise your chances of further damage. Although dentists work to protect your teeth, it may help some patients to look into treating their anxiety and stress. A good night’s sleep is very important for daily activities, so seek calming activities such as yoga, reading and deep breathing before bed.

Mouthguards and Mouth Splints

It may help to wear a mouthguard or splint at night if you suffer from bruxism. These devices are designed to even out the pressure across your jaw and create a barrier between your teeth that can take the force of your bite. Dental mouthguards are similar to those used when playing sports, and your dental specialist will take a custom mould to ensure your complete comfort.

A mouth splint is typically made from harder plastic, and it fits precisely over your upper or lower teeth. These achieve similar results but will usually last longer than a mouthguard. Your dentist will speak with you about your options to develop a personalised treatment plan.

Treating Dental Problems

Make sure you organise regular checkups with your dentist so they can identify any problems caused by your bruxism. Misaligned, cracked, crooked and missing teeth can be treated with reconstructive dental work; reshaping the surface of your teeth may stop your grinding habit.

What our patients say

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On my recent visit I took my little boy for his first dental experience. The staff were wonderful and hygienist Alex did an amazing job of making him feel comfortable and ensuring he had an enjoyable experience. He had no complaints and even talks about when we will go back to the dentist. As my dental experience as a child was terrible, I could not recommend Alex and the team highly enough for a visit for children to make them comfortable and a positive experience.

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I went for a routine check up and clean as a new customer to the practice. From checking in (Abby) to the clean (Dr Chantal and Kian), everyone was very professional and thorough. A very comprehensive assessment was made and a meticulous clean was provided by Dr Chantal. Overall great dental experience and I will be back.

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I am a white knuckle dental patient (a product of school mobile dental care back in the 1960’s) I had a crown installed all in one visit today (less than 3 hours). Totally painless. All staff were wonderful and highly empathetic to my issues. The practice is highly recommended, which is why I have been a patient at Kedron for the last 15 years.

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I would definitely recommend Kedron family dental. The staff are first class.
Despite my fears, they definitely were calm and collected. Which helped me be calm too. I really appreciate the work of Dr Pj and assistant Gemma.
First class!! Thank you!!

Google Review

I have been going to Kedron Family Dental for a while now and such positive experiences so far at the practice. Dr Chantal and the dental assistants that work there are fantastic - professional and takes good care of your oral health. I would keep going back despite having moved to the other side of the river :))

Google Review

Elwynn has been my dentist for many years, and without a doubt is one of the best! Extremely professional and knowledgeable; but where he is really ahead of the rest, is the care and explanation he provides throughout any treatment or examination. Great to have him in the Brisbane area!

Where to find us

Kedron Family Dental

1/138 Gympie Rd,
Kedron QLD 4031, Australia

Tel: (07) 3357 9600

Public Transport
The clinic is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Stop 25- Leckie Road on the busy 370 bus route. Free on-site parking available.


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