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Comfortable mouthguard for grinding teeth provided by Calgary, AB dentist

Mouthguard for Grinding Teeth at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary AB Area

If you find yourself waking up with a sore jaw, pain in your teeth, frequent headaches, or dental issues such as broken teeth, receding gums, and worn down enamel, you may be one of the many people who clench and grind their teeth while they sleep. Called bruxism, this condition can take quite a toll on your oral health and overall well-being, but fortunately, there is a simple treatment for it. At Lake Chaparral Dental Center in Calgary, AB, Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma creates custom-fitted mouthguards for teeth grinding to help protect your teeth and give you a better night’s rest.

Why do people grind their teeth?

The underlying cause of bruxism differs for each patient; however, common triggers include chronic stress, frustration, and anxiety. It can also be caused by taking certain medications, caffeine and alcohol consumption, and smoking.

How bruxism mouthguards work

Made from a piece of flexible plastic, a bruxism mouthguard looks like a retainer or mouthguard that you would wear during contact sports. Using impressions of either your upper or lower teeth, the mouthguard is custom fabricated for comfort and a perfect fit. When you wear it while you sleep, it adds a layer of protection between your upper and lower teeth, which:

  • Cushions the force of your bite
  • Minimizes the wear and tear on your teeth
  • Relieves strain on your jaw and temporomandibular joints (TMJ)
  • Prevents you from suffering from aches and pains associated with teeth grinding

Wearing and taking care of your mouthguard

Using a bruxism nightguard is simple! You just place it in over teeth before you go to sleep, and when you wake up in the morning, you take it out and gently brush it before or after your brush your teeth. You can also soak the mouthguard in antibacterial mouthwash to help further clean it and eliminate bacteria.

If you think you might be grinding your teeth at night, Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma can conduct an evaluation of your teeth and gums and listen to your symptoms to determine whether you may benefit from a tooth grinding mouthguard. Call our Calgary, AB office today at (403) 278-5272 schedule your 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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