Night Guards (Bruxism)
Do you grind, gnash or clench your teeth at night? Our custom-fitted night guards can protect your teeth and jaws from damage and reduce the harmful effects of bruxism.
What’s Bruxism and why do I need a night guard?
Involuntary teeth grinding or clenching of the teeth during sleep (bruxism) can lead to a number of problems, including abnormal wear of the teeth and jaw muscle pain. This condition can often be improved by sleeping with a mouth guard.
What happens if I don’t treat the condition?
Not only does bruxism reduce the quality of your sleep, if left untreated, it can loosen or break down your teeth, enamel, fillings and crowns, and even cause jaw pain, headaches and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.
What’s the night guard fitting procedure like?
During your first appointment, we will take an impression of your teeth. A custom night guard is then fabricated and, when we deliver it, the final adjustments are made to ensure a proper and comfortable fit. This cast is used to ensure your night guard is perfectly fitted the specific contours of your mouth.