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Improper Bite Splints Cause More Headaches

Improper Bite Splints Cause More Headaches

Bite splints are touted to solve a multitude of problems ranging from “TMJ” to tooth protection. Most dentists agree that bite splints are therapeutic, but they often disagree on the type of bite splints to be used, the materials they are made of, and the purpose for their use. I have even heard dentists say, “Whenever you put some plastic…

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Avoiding Appliance Antics

Avoiding Appliance Antics

Bite splints, nightguards, partial dentures, retainers, and dentures are types of removable dental appliances. They typically are made partially or completely out of acrylic, a porous type of plastic that is made from mixing a powder and a liquid that goes through several stages as it sets: granular, liquid, gel, putty, and then solid. While many steps are taken in…

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