Night Guards: Helps Prevent Teeth Grinding While You Sleep
Teeth grinding can cause discomfort and pain. Also known as bruxism, this usually happens at night while you sleep.
The most common symptoms are headaches and discomfort or pain in your jawbone.
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, it’s important that you talk to your dentist if you are experiencing these symptoms.
Your dentist at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre will custom fit your night guard for you at our dental clinic in Winnipeg. These trays will fit over your teeth, which protects your teeth when you unconsciously grind them while you sleep at night.
Snoring can be frustrating for both you and your partner. Not only does it disrupt your and your partner’s sleep, it can also cause you to have lighter sleep than deeper ones, which makes you tired and irritable during the day.
If this sounds familiar, you may want to consider visiting your dentist at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre 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 of time 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? Looking for alternative treatments to CPAP machines? Book an appointment with one of our dentists and see if either a night guard or EMA can help you improve your sleep today.
We are conveniently located at the corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue near in Transcona, East Kildonan, Valley Gardens, Elmwood, and St. Boniface.