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Park Hills Family Dentistry / Dr. Glenn Sutherland

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Do you have frequent headaches, ear aches, tender jaw muscles, or a dull, aching facial pain? Does your jaw lock or stray to one side when you open your mouth? These aches and pains may be related to the jaw muscles and the jaw joint, called the temporomandibular joint or "TMJ." These painful conditions are often called "TMD" for temporomandibular disorders.

It has been estimated over 40 million Americans suffer from chronic clenching and grinding that can cause TMD. Research has shown that during sleep is when most people grind and clench their teeth and often do not realize they are doing it.


One of the simplest and most successful ways to decrease harmful clenching or grinding is by wearing a special night guard that prevents the teeth from touching while you sleep. One type of guard that people have reported excellent results with is the NTI-tss device. This appliance is small and securely fits on your upper or lower front four teeth. The appliance is fabricated after taking impressions of your teeth and sent to a laboratory for a custom fit.

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