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Night Guards

Do i need a Night Guard?


If you frequently wake up from sleep with jaw or cheek pain, headache or sore teeth, you might be grinding your teeth while asleep. its a condition we call Bruxism and it affects about 15% of all adults, according to the American Dental Association.

symptoms can range from slight discomfort to sever pain.

There are many ways to address the bruxism and relief its symptoms. A Night Guard is one of them. 

It is an appliance worn while sleeping that functions in preventing teeth grinding,

Night guards are custom made in dental laboratories of a high quality dental acrylic from a custom mould of your mouth for a superior fit.

Brutish can cause your teeth and any existing dental restoration to chip and crack and it strains your jaw muscles and reduce the quality of your sleep.

Other possible Treatments for bruxism if a Night guard was not an option Might include:

  • Braces: out of alignment Teeth or malocclusion--can be a contributing factor to teeth grinding. Which can be addressed with braces.
  • Controlling stress: anxiety and stress are of the main causes for bruxism. At home meditation, or in some cases professional counselling to get you to relax and so stop clinching might need to be utilized.
  • Changing Diet and medications: A general recommend is avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine, to reduce teeth grinding. Certain medications such as antidepressants, might also contribute to the issue.

The most important thing to know about bruxism is that it can be treated with the help of a dentist.