Bruxism is the unconscious act of grinding and gritting one’s teeth.
What are the causes?
Who suffers from Bruxism?
50% of the population show significant traces of teeth deterioration
due to Bruxism.
Both adults and children can suffer from Bruxism. Certain professions
that are high stress or require a great deal of concentration are
at a higher risk of suffering from Bruxism.
When does Bruxism
occur? Most commonly Bruxism occurs while you sleep.
What Bruxism causes:
Progressive deterioration of teeth with the possibility
Sensitivity of teeth to hot & cold
Impaired mobility of the jaw
To see if you suffer from Bruxism do the following:
Stand in front of the mirror
Align your teeth and arches with your jaw closed
Examine to see if there is any space
Examine to see if the top & bottom incisors fit perfectly
If they do fit perfectly, this is a sign that you grind your
The First Do-It Yourself Bite Tray
Prevention and Cure Currently there is no pharmacological cure or treatment for
Bruxism, except the prevention of excess damage by using a Bite
Tray “made to measure” by a dentist.
The Bite Tray is a protective shield that is worn overnight on
the top row of teeth. This will create a protective barrier between
the dental arches. Dr. Brux® has measured occlusal thicknesses
which help bring the jaw into a resting position. The thickness
of the Bite Tray reduces muscle stress and tension during sleep.
Comfortable and Stable
Dr. Brux® Bite Tray is made of a biocompatible thermoplastic material,
with two assigned degrees of hardness:
The first degree of hardness is the softer of the two. It
is used for the portion of the Bite Tray that comes into contact
with the outer surface of the teeth and gums. This will give
the feeling of stability and comfort.
The second degree is the harder one. It is used for support,
allowing ease in the movement of teeth during grinding for greater
resistance in the deterioration process.
The Dr. Brux® Bite Tray offers the unique feature of a three
hole center, which have been made to aid breathing when
Hygienic and Practical
A hygienic case is provided to store the Dr. Brux® Bite
Refitting The Dr. Brux® Bite Tray can be remolded many times without changing
its mechanical features.
Warning Please see a dental professional in the case if a dental disorder
or problems with removal of appliance for dentures.
Should Dr. Brux®Bite Tray be worn only at night? Users should wear their Bite Tray whenever they feel their jaw
muscles contracting. This tends to happen in situations of stress,
tension, or taking part in a situation that requires great concentration.
Is Dr. Brux® a bother when sleeping? It may take a short time to get used to. An increase in saliva
build up may occur the first few nights or on the contrary dry mouth.
This is perfectly normal reaction for your mouth.
Does Dr. Brux® exist only in one size? Yes, due to the fact that it can be adapted perfectly for both
a small or large mouths.
Can Dr. Brux® be made to fit a child too? Only for a child with permanent teeth
How long does Dr. Brux® Bite Tray last? There isn’t an exact period of time; it depends on the dental
situation and degree of Bruxism. In standard conditions, Dr. Brux®
Bite Tray can last for years.
Are there any contraindications to using Dr. Brux®? Generally speaking no, but please see a dental professional
before using Dr. Brux®.