How Do I Know I’m Suffering From Sleep Bruxism?

Sleep bruxism as you can imagine can cause many issues for individuals in both the short and the long term. Often one of the biggest problems that occurs with people who suffer from sleep bruxism is that they are unable to identify that they are grinding or clenching during the night. Therefore, the effects of bruxism can cause significant damage to the teeth and be affecting one's well being without them realising. It’s important to pay attention to your body and note any changes, particularly in the teeth or any oral pain. To help identify whether you may be suffering...

What Is Bruxism? The Short and Long Term Effects.

Bruxism is the term given to excessive teeth grinding and clenching. This is not a normal oral function such as chewing or talking. Whilst the exact amount of people who grind is difficult to determine, several reports predict that around 8-31% of people will grind their teeth at some stage in their life. Bruxism can occur in two different forms; awake bruxism and sleep (nocturnal) bruxism. Typically the effects of awake bruxism will worsen as the day goes on and sleep bruxism effects will be felt upon waking up and in the morning, and continue to get better during the...

What Night Guard Is Best For Me?

We understand choosing the right guard for your grinding needs can be overwhelming. Which is why we have have designed this blog to help our customers choose the right guard. As many of us all know, the signs and symptoms of teeth grinding (also commonly referred to as bruxism) include the following; loud teeth grinding or clenching (being recognised by your bed partner); teeth that are flattened, fractured, chipped or loose; worn tooth enamel, exposing deeper layers of your tooth; increased tooth pain or sensitivity; tired or tight jaw muscles, or a locked jaw that won’t open or close completely;...

The Knight Guard on Channel 9 News

In case you missed it last week, the Channel 9 News team came down and shot some footage at our lab in Melbourne.It was for a segment on the prevalence of teeth grinding among Australians. The piece stated that many Australians unknowingly grind their teeth at night and until now the only option for a night guard has been to visit the dentist.Check the full article and video here.