Dentist in Launceston

Launceston Dental - Sleep Bruxism

Sleep Bruxism

Grinding your teeth at night?

Waking up with a headache?

Our Nightguard procedures are precise, pain free and affordable

Achieve Rejuvenating & Wholesome Sleep

Initial Consultation

We will talk you through the various available options and associated costs first before commencing on any procedure.

Modern Solutions

We use computer assisted technology in your procedure, to ensure the best fit possible for your chosen option.

Customisable Options

Our night guards are customisable and will be custom made for your specific needs to stop you from grinding your teeth.

Wake Up Smiling

Stopping yourself from grinding at night will have you waking up rejuvenated once again without any headaches or jaw pain.

Payment Plan Options

We offer many flexible and customisable interest free payment plan options that you can apply for on the spot.

Leading Dental Practice in Tasmania

Launceston Dental is dedicated in helping you get the best oral health care in Tasmania


5 Reasons To Choose Us

Experienced Team

The Launceston Dental has been delivering high quality dental services for more than 35 years. Our experienced team of Launceston Dentist bring experience and professionalism to every consultation.

Various Treatments Available

We offer a wide range of quality treatment options to meet needs of each individual and with our latest state-of-the-art technology allowing you to be as comfortable as possible.

We Truly Care About You

5 STAR RATING. We pride ourselves on delivering quality and personal dental services to Launceston, Tasmania

Locally Specialized in Launceston

We provide our patients with a caring dental service in one convenient location down in Launceston, Tasmania

Affordable Payment Plan Options

We make it easy for you to achieve your smile goals today with the flexibility of paying when it suits you.

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What is sleep bruxism?

Most people grind their teeth occasionally to some degree, but bruxism is a medical condition in which you grind or clench your teeth excessively. It occurs most often during sleep.

Mild bruxism may not need treatment. However, in some cases teeth grinding can happen so frequently and severely that it may result in issues such as dental damage, headaches, and jaw disorders.

What is sleep bruxism?

What causes sleep bruxism?

What causes sleep bruxism?

Teeth grinding – whether asleep or awake – is often associated with anxiety, stress or depression.

Nocturnal bruxism may also be related to another sleep disorder. For instance, many people with bruxism also suffer from sleep apnoea, characterised by heavy snoring.

Furthermore, bruxism can be a side effect of certain medications, such as anti-depressants.

Other causes of night-time teeth grinding include lifestyle issues such as:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Recreational drugs
  • Excessive caffeine – six or more cups of tea or coffee a day

Symptoms of bruxism

Many people don’t realise they grind their teeth during sleep, until they start to notice symptoms such as:

  • Toothache or sensitive teeth
  • Sore gums
  •  Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Facial muscle pain
  • Worn or chipped teeth
  • Difficulty opening the mouth

Can you prevent sleep bruxism?

Self-care measures to combat night bruxism include:

  • Relaxing by taking a warm bath before bed
  • Avoiding alcohol and coffee in the evening
  • Maintaining a good sleep routine
  • Scheduling regular dental check-ups

Symptoms of bruxism

How is bruxism diagnosed and treated?

How is bruxism diagnosed and treated?

Dentists diagnose bruxism during regular check-ups and provide nightguards to treat the condition – the best way to identify the problem and counter the effects of damage from teeth grinding while you sleep.

Nightguards distribute even pressure across the jaw and prevent further dental damage by creating a barrier between upper and lower teeth.

Launceston Dental nightguards are made with the help of 3D digital technology. They’re customised from an impression of your teeth and made with quality materials for a precise fit and effective treatment.

Whether or not you suspect you’re grinding your teeth in your sleep, regular dental examinations are crucial to maintain optimum oral health.

Contact us now to schedule a check-up.

Dentist in Launceston

We strive to make our dentistry in Launceston as welcoming and friendly as possible, providing a comfortable environment making you feel at ease and at home. We also make sure to provide you with a thorough break down of the various options, prices and procedures. And are experienced doctors in sleep appliances.

For more, please speak to one of our friendly team members on 03 6331 6826.

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We Accept All Health Funds

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Frequently Asked Questions

We service the following areas:

Launceston, Scottsdale, George Town, Longford, Deloraine, St Helens, Bicheno, Perth, Hadspen, Burnie, Queenstown, Devonport, Burnie, Coles Bay, Campbell Town, Oatlands, Bridport