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    Successful Women Contend With Teeth Grinding

    dentist TMJ teeth grinding Christina Schwab, businesswoman, never forgets to reach out for her plastic mouthguard and slot it into place. She represents the many middle aged women who suffer from bruxism. A dentist can help with this serious problem.

    Key takeaways:

    • An estimated 6 million people in Britain suffer from bruxism with an increasing number of cases in middle aged women.
    • Bruxism may cause migraines, jaw pain, earaches, and chipped tooth enamel among others.
    • The major cause of bruxism is stress. Everyday stressors such as juggling jobs, family, childcare and ageing parents are predisposing women to teeth grinding.

    When we sleep, any worries or concerns we have, even if only in our subconscious mind, can lead to clenching, nocturnal grinding and, in some cases, pain and dysfunction of the jaw muscles.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.