Grinding Your Teeth: Understanding and Treating Bruxism

Bruxism is the clenching of the jaw and grinding of teeth which can generate 250psi when conscious and 900psi when asleep. These forces will definitely shatter teeth surfaces. Stress is believed to be the main cause of bruxism. People in high stress occupations such as the military have a high risk of suffering bruxism. Many other causes have also been identified such as antidepressants, other medication and drugs. The link between antidepressants and bruxism has been comprehensively explored.

Treatment for bruxism is focused on eliminating causative factors like stress. Dealing with the root causes of stress will eliminate the need to use lots of unnecessary medication. It is also a preventive measure. Night splints are also useful since they protect your teeth. Read more here.

Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.