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When the bite splint is in place, it allows your teeth to glide, but prevents you from clenching or grinding teeth forcefully, thereby giving your muscles time to relax.
Always wear your splint while you are sleeping. During waking hours, wear it as much as possible. The more you wear it, the sooner you will feel relief.
At first you will notice an increase in saliva. Within a week of regular wear this should start to diminish. Speech will also be a bit more difficult. That, too, will become easier with time.
When not wearing your splint, store it in its case.This will prevent losing or breaking it. Brush it with water and antibacterial soap using its own toothbrush. Occasionally, soaking your splint in Efferdent or any denture cleaning solution for no more than 5-7 minutes will help keep it clean.
It may take a few weeks before noticing a difference in the relaxation of muscles and joints, and the relieving of headaches and neck aches associated with teeth grinding and clenching. With patience and diligent wear, results will occur.
To schedule your appointment with one of our Grand Rapids, MI, family dentists, call Contemporary Family Dental at (616) 209-3969 today.