Jaw pain, clenching and grinding of teeth are common problems. Teeth can be damaged and a number of different painful symptoms associated with the jaw can affect overall quality of life.
Collectively, these symptoms are often referred to as Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).
Symptoms of TMD
When symptoms become chronic (ongoing) and difficult to manage, they can have a significant detrimental effect on quality of life. It’s an all-too familiar problem; research shows that up to a quarter of adults* suffer from pain associated with TMD, which means they suffer from one or several of these symptoms:
- Teeth grinding or jaw clenching
- Pain in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint soreness
- Radiating pain in the face, jaw or neck
- Jaw muscle pain or stiffness
- Aching pain in and around ears
- Limited movement or locking jaw
- Painful jaw clicking or popping when opening or closing the mouth
- Headaches or migraines
- A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
*Source: NHS Choices 2014
“TMD is extremely common in the UK and as a dentist, I see it day in and day out. The main reason this is becoming a bigger issue throughout the UK, is people are living longer and we’re keeping our teeth for longer.
The biggest cause for teeth grinding is stress, and we can’t tell people to stop leading stressful lives. By introducing Cerezen we’re reducing the impact that grinding has on our patients’ teeth.”
Dr. Lance Knight, Cerezen Provider
Choose a more effective TMD treatment
The traditional treatment for TMD and associated symptoms is a bite splint. But most dentists believe this is ineffective at relieving symptoms and patients do not like wearing them because they are cumbersome and can really only be worn at night. Bite splints are more of a temporary solution and only mask the real problems caused by TMD.
As a new innovation, Cerezen’s main advantage is that it permanently prevents the problems through it’s unique in-ear placement. It is non-invasive, comfortable and discreet enabling it to be worn day or night with no impact on lifestyle.
So why put up with traditional methods that don’t solve the problem when you can have new technology that will?