Focus On: The Jaw Joint – Clicking, Locking and Pain

The jaw joint (as known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ) is a very hard working part of our body. It is involved with all aspects of our life – talking, eating, breathing, swallowing and laughing (not to mention grinding, clenching, fingernail or pen chewing....)  The joint can absorb a surprisingly large amount of forc

Occlusal Splints and Bruxism (Grinding)

Occlusal splints are generally recommended for people who grind or clench their teeth: a condition called "bruxism", and for people that have had extensive dental treatment due to bruxism. What is bruxism? Some people grind their teeth and clench their jaw muscles during their sleep. This is called bruxism and is an involuntary