Prevents Damage from Teeth Grinding

Bite Splint Therapy

Our Bite Splint/Custom Mouth Guard

Prevents Damage from Teeth Grinding—

 our preferred long term treatment for

TMJ Pain and Headaches


A custom bite splint is often thought of a mouth guard for sleeping. It an essential preventative measure—over 90% of our patients wear one during sleep. This fabulous appliance prevents damage from grinding while keeping your bite stable so your joints and muscles function without pain. Say Adios to your migraine and cluster headaches. Your bite splint is custom designed for your lower arch, so comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing one.

In our practice, we’ve found that over 95% of adult patients grind. Most are unaware, yet they all show some sign/signs of dental stress as in TMJ clicking , popping or pain, teeth fractures or gum issues as supporting bone loss as grinding can destroy supporting bone.

Do you need one? Yes, if you answer yes to more or more questions below.

  • Do you brux during sleep?
  • Do you have headaches (chronic, cluster or migraine)?
  • Do you wake-up with sore facial muscles?
  • Do you have discomfort in your TMJ or feel that something is out of whack or notice a clicking or popping sound when you open your mouth or move from side to side?
  • Have you cracked teeth?
  • Do you have tooth sensitivity esp. a tooth that has already had root canal treatment?
  • Have you teeth changed position, do you see gaps? 

Each bite splint is custom designed using exacting study models and then fine-tuned by Dr. Bloom. In this process (3-5 visits) you and Dr. Bloom work together while he simulates every conceivable shift your jaw may make during sleep so that your splint is fully protective and super comfortable. You’ll wear this appliance on your lower arch— made of a very hard acrylic it is designed to take major abuse from even big time bruxers but so beautifully designed that you won’t want to sleep without it. We recommend wearing yours as a nightly protocol moving forward. As it’s nearly impossible to stop grinding during sleep, wearing your splint keeps you protected.


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Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry—Sub Specialties: Bite Issues, TMJ Pain and Headaches—New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.