TMJ disorder

Do you grind your teeth? Here’s what to do

Teeth grinding needs to be treated as soon as possible, as this habit can damage your teeth and cause pain and discomfort. Here’s what to do if you notice you grind your teeth.

Key takeaways:

  • Visit your dentist to find out what’s causing the problem.
  • Your dentist will advise you use a custom-made mouth guard or splint.
  • You may be referred to a TMJ dentist, who specialises in dental conditions affecting the jawbone.

It’s also important to learn stress management techniques to reduce bruxism symptoms.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.