Nightguards and Mouthguards
Nightguards and Mouthguards in Fort Saskatchewan
A nightguard is often worn while sleeping to avoid tooth grinding. It is preferable to use a nightguard or splint than to wear down your natural teeth. When people have Temporo Mandibular Joint (TMJ) problems, a nightguard can be employed as a type of treatment. Keeping your jaws apart will assist in decreasing the 'bone on bone' contact that comes with upper and lower jaw overclosure. Some individuals use a nightguard their whole lives, while others only wear it if they have TMJ problems. A nightguard can also assist in decreasing or alleviating sleep apnea by separating the jaws and preventing the tongue from sitting too far back in the mouth.
A mouthguard is a piece of equipment worn by athletes, particularly those who participate in contact sports, to help protect their teeth and minimize concussions. For further information or to get custom-fitted nightguards and mouthguards, don't hesitate to speak to us.