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Do You Need a Dental Night Guard from a Toronto Dentist?

Do you think you have been grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws while you sleep at night? Maybe you frequently wake up with a headache, toothache or a sore jaw. Many people find out they are suffering from teeth grinding and discuss using a dental night guard with a Toronto dentist. If you are among the 10 to 15 percent of adults who grind their teeth, a dental night guard might be useful.

What is a dental night guard?

A dental night guard is a device that is placed in your mouth on the top of your teeth. It will help protect your teeth from jaw clenching or teeth grinding. The night guard becomes a protective layer between the top and bottom teeth. There are other names for this dental device as well such as a bite splint or an occlusal guard. A dental night guard is made from durable plastic and typically fits over the upper teeth. Sometimes, they may be fitted for the bottom teeth if the patient wears other dental appliances or has braces. The night guard keeps a natural space between your upper and lower teeth so that they do not become damaged by teeth grinding.

Do I need a dental night guard?

You can ask about a dental night guard at your Toronto dentist office. Most of the time, people know that they grind their teeth, but sometimes they are not aware of it. For some people, teeth grinding only occurs when they are asleep or if they are under stress. There are several ways getting a dental night guard from a Toronto dentist may help you. Not only will you be protecting your teeth, but they can also help you get a good night’s sleep, reduce or eliminate morning headaches and keep your jaw from aching.

Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.

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