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Calgary Dentist explains the Benefits of Wearing a Mouthguard for Sleeping

In Calgary Area Dentist Explains the Benefits of Wearing a Mouthguard for Sleeping

If you’re one of the many people who tend to grind their teeth in their sleep, you may be a candidate for a nightguard. Wearing a mouthguard for sleeping prevents grinding to improve the quality of your sleep and protects your teeth. By consulting with Dr. Palka from Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, AB, you can see if a mouthguard is a good fit for you. 

Here are some of the benefits you stand to gain by wearing a mouthguard.

Prevents Tooth Damage

Most people are unaware that they grind their teeth while they sleep. The problem, however, will be visible to Dr. Palka when she examines your teeth.

Teeth grinding can result in:

  • chipped teeth
  • wear and tear on tooth enamel and
  • damaged fillings,

All of which can be costly to fix. You can effortlessly avoid these problems by wearing a mouthguard when sleeping.

Decreases Jaw Stress and Tension

In addition to grinding, many people inadvertently clench their jaw when they sleep, which could be due to a condition called TMD – joint dysfunction due to misalignment of your jaw joint. Nightguards help relax jaw joints and muscles, reducing tension and pain.

Promotes Better Sleep

By preventing teeth grinding and jaw clenching when sleeping, night guards can improve the quality of your sleep as you’ll feel more comfortable and at ease. You will appreciate being able to get the rest you finally need.

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Prevents Headaches

If you’re constantly waking up with a headache, it could be due to excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching during your sleep. A custom-made nightguard can help resolve these issues so that you can wake up pain-free.


The cost of a nightguard can be offset by the protection it provides to your teeth. Wearing a mouthguard for sleeping can save you from expensive dental treatments due to protection against damaged teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

To learn more about night guards and all they have to offer, contact Dr. Palka at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary AB today. Existing patients can call (403) 278-5272 to schedule an appointment. New patients need to call (403) 768-2271 and set up their first consultation.

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Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Dr. Jay's passion for dentistry began in middle school when she selected the topic "teeth whitening agents" for a science fair competition. She considered dentists as artists who could improve smiles, increase confidence, and create beneficial changes in people's lives from an early age.

Dr. Jay pursued her passion of becoming a dentist in Gold Coast, Australia, where she earned a Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and sympathetic attitude drives her to make your dental visit as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

She enjoys educating patients about the significance of oral health and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the most recent dental innovations to provide outstanding care to her patients. Dr. Jay finds it tremendously satisfying to alleviate dental anxiety while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands.

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