What is a Night Guard?
A night guard is a custom-fitted dental appliance you wear over your teeth while you sleep to try and prevent the effects of teeth grinding (bruxism) and Jaw Muscle Dysfunction (TMD). At Hunter Dental in Markham, our dentists provide night mouth guards to try and help our patients protect their teeth.Request An Appointment
Prevention and Protection
A night guard should act as a cushion or barrier, protecting your teeth from the effects of teeth grinding while sleeping. If you suffer from TMD, a night guard should prevent jaw clenching and the pain associated with it.
At Hunter Dental, we strive to help our patients protect their teeth from damage while they sleep and try to prevent any unnecessary oral health problems from developing.
If you tend to grind your teeth at night, the constant wear can cause damage to the enamel. Likewise, clenching your jaw at night can cause pain and headaches.
If you experience a sore jaw, headaches, or tooth sensitivity after sleep, ask your dentist if a night guard can be right for you.
Custom Night Guards
At Hunter Dental in Markham, our dentists take digital scans of your teeth and create a custom night guard that should fit your teeth precisely. This for a secure and comfortable fit, which is important for effectiveness.