Bruxism

Help, my front teeth are wearing away!

Help, my front teeth are wearing away!

According to Einstein's second law of thermodynamics, everything wears away in life, even our teeth! Our top and lower teeth touch each other every time we bite, eat and swallow. Then there is the subconsciously clenching and grinding we often do during night time. An increase in the force...


Reverse tooth wear: a Mini Makeover

Reverse tooth wear: a Mini Makeover

Ready for a smile makeover? Getting a new smile might not just be for looking better. We are seeing an alarming amount of young people with excessive tooth wear in our offices that is really disturbing! Excessive tooth wear is a destructive process and leads to loss of tooth structure that...


Studies find Botox can reduce nighttime bruxism

Studies find Botox can reduce nighttime bruxism

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Bruxism / Teeth Grinding

By Rabia Mughal, Contributing Editor . May 9, 2012 — Botox injections can provide relief to patients who suffer from nocturnal bruxism, or teeth grinding, according to two studies presented last month at the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) annual meeting. . Bruxism is probably the most...


Grinding at night – we can help!

Grinding at night – we can help!

Do you know of any of your family members grinding their teeth at night? Most people who suffer from teeth grinding are unaware of it, but can be causing severe damage to their teeth and health. Teeth grinding gives the powerful joint muscles (Masseter or TMJ) a constant workout. This leads...