Protect your teeth with night guards for bruxism in Calgary, AB
While your body can heal from scratches and other wounds, your teeth can’t repair themselves. Chronic bruxism can wear down your tooth enamel, as well as disrupt your sleep and cause headaches and jaw pain. Dr. Palka can create custom-fitted night guards for teeth for patients in Calgary AB, to prevent damage and help you get a better night’s sleep.
How nighttime grinding takes a toll
While acute bruxism is normal during nightmares or times when you’re under a lot of stress, chronic bruxism affects thousands of people every year every night. When you clench your jaw, you put a tremendous amount of pressure on your teeth, and moving your jaw back and forth can damage the chewing surface of your molars. This can increase your risk of cavities and prevent you from achieving a deep sleep that’s crucial for your health each night.
While there are a variety of ways to prevent bruxism, such as stress-relieving techniques and behavior therapy, it can take a long time to find what works for you. Night guards can offer a quick solution for night time grinding, and they can provide tremendous relief for people struggling to find a way to prevent bruxism.
Crafting your dental night guard
Night guards are designed to push your jaw forward and keep it in place throughout the night. They provide additional cushioning for your teeth and prevent your jaw from achieving a full range of motion while you wear it. Dr. Shrama will evaluate your teeth for signs of bruxism, and if you need a night guard, she will use dental molding to take impressions of your teeth to send to the dental lab.
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Once your night guard is ready, Dr. Palka will check the fit and instruct you on the proper way to wear it and clean it each day. It may take some time to get used to wearing it, but once you’re wearing it each night, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed each day, and your headaches and jaw pain will improve. Contact our office in Calgary, AB, at (403) 768-2271 to schedule an evaluation and find a solution for your teeth.Back to Night Guards Page