Help protect your teeth with occlusal splints, or night guards, available from Calgary’s Nuera Dental Center. If you are a clencher or a grinder (bruxer), you may be wearing your teeth down prematurely. While the phenomenon can happen during the daytime, especially when you are under stress and anxiety, grinding the teeth occurs with more regularity during sleep. A night guard treats bruxism before permanent severe damage to the teeth and TMJ muscles and joints occurs. Clenching and grinding may cause headaches, pain in the facial, cranial, neck, shoulder, arms, and back regions. A night guard can decrease these symptoms by shutting the muscle activity off allowing the overworked muscles to relax.
While it is possible to purchase over the counter mouth guards, the fit is not always perfect and may cause more damage to the jaw joint or increase the grinding activity. A custom made night guard designed to fit your upper and lower teeth will not only protect the teeth but support the joints and muscles for healthy function for a lifetime.
Over time your night guard will wear down since the material is softer than your teeth. Due to this, your night guard will need to be replaced from time to time. A night guard can be one of the best investments you can make in the lifelong health of your mouth. Contact us today!
Custom and Over-the-counter Mouthguards
Over-the-counter mouthguards are used by athletes while playing sports and can also be used to stop teeth from grinding during the night. When you choose us for the mouthguard, our dentists will fit it according to your teeth so that you feel comfortable.
Sometimes, the mouthguard may not fit perfectly and can cause damage to the jaw joint. In such a case, we recommend you to purchase custom-fit mouthguards. Custom-fit mouthguards are made from thermoplastic material and are based on a detailed mould of your mouth and teeth.
Benefits of Wearing Night Guards
With time your night guards will wear down because their material is softer than your teeth. Therefore, you need to replace the night guard from time to time. Besides this, there are key benefits of wearing night guards:
To get the perfect night guards according to your needs, schedule an appointment.