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Occlusal splints

Occlusal splints serve to protect the teeth from harmful grinding and clenching as well as relieve and control muscle tension associated with TMJ dysfunction.

Wear your splint at bed time.

How to care for your splint:

  1. Your splint can be cleaned by either soaking it in an effervescent tablet i.e. ‘Polident’ available from supermarkets or rinsed under cold soapy water (do NOT use toothpaste as it is abrasive)
  2. Do NOT place your splint under hot water. 
  3. Always store your splint when not in use in its supplied case. 
  4. If your splint appears to be cracked or damaged, please make an appointment with us as soon as possible. 
  5. If you have any discomfort, pain or have any queries associated with your splint, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Please also note it may take a few weeks to get used to your occlusal splint as it is a foreign object being placed in your mouth. Whilst getting used to your splint you may notice you have taken it out during the night, this is normal as it does take some getting used to.

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