What is a Night Guard?
Night guards are custom-made and custom-fitted mouth guards that you were over your teeth while sleeping in order to protect you against the negative effects of behaviours like teeth grinding (also called bruxism) and TMJ disorder.
A night guard will act as a cushion or barrier, protecting your teeth from the damaging effects of teeth grinding while sleeping. And, since night guards provided through Downtown Dental are custom-made for your smile, they are comfortable and won't impede your sleep.
At Downtown Dental, our dental team provides night guards to help our patients protect their teeth.
Prevention & Protection
If you suffer from TMJ disorder, a night guard will prevent jaw clenching and the pain associated with it.
If you tend to grind your teeth at night, the wear and tear that is caused by their nightly occurrence will cause long-term damage to your enamel. Likewise, clenching your jaw at night may cause pain and headaches that follow you around all day.
Custom-Fitted Night Guards
At our dental clinic in Charlottetown, our dentist will take a digital scan of your teeth and create a custom mouth guard that will fit your teeth precisely.
This helps to ensure that your night guard fits securely and comfortably, which is important for the efficacy as a dental appliance.