Night Guards: Helps Prevent Teeth Grinding While You Sleep
Teeth grinding can cause discomfort and pain. Often called bruxism, this action usually happens at night while you sleep.
The most common symptoms are headaches and discomfort or jaw pain.
This condition can cause damage to your teeth and other oral problems such as:
- Worn down tooth enamel and dentin, which are protective layers of your teeth - this leads to tooth sensitivity
- Cracked and chipped teeth, bridgework or implants
- Painful teeth and gums
- Loose teeth
It can be hard to tell if you’re grinding your teeth at night, especially if you sleep by yourself. So, you should talk to your dentist if you’re experiencing these symptoms.
Our dentists at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre will custom fit your night guard for you at our Winnipeg clinic. These trays will fit over your teeth, protecting your teeth when you unconsciously grind them while you sleep at night.
Anti-snoring mouthguard custom made for one of our patients
Snoring can be frustrating for both you and your partner. Not only does it disrupt your and your partner’s sleep, but it can also cause you to have lighter sleep than deeper ones, making you tired and irritable during the day.
If this sounds familiar, you may want to consider visiting your dentist to talk about getting an anti-snoring device to help you and your loved one get a good night’s sleep.
An Elastic Mandibular Advancement (EMA) is an appliance that helps reposition the lower jaw and open the airway. Our dentists custom fit these for our patients, which allows them to have better sleep and reduce their snoring.
This device also helps people who grind their teeth at night and those who have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleeping condition when you stop breathing for short periods while sleeping. People with sleep apnea also usually snore.
Helping You Get Better Sleep
Do you have sleep apnea? Do you snore or grind your teeth at night? Book an appointment with one of our dentists and see whether a dental guard, EMA or other treatment options can help you improve your sleep. We’re conveniently located at the corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue near Transcona, East Kildonan, Valley Gardens, Elmwood, and St. Boniface.