R. Asif & S. Gupta Professional Corporation | Night Guards in Calgary

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Night Guards
R. Asif & S. Gupta Professional Corporation in Calgary AB

 Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep.  

Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums.  The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse's sleep if loud enough.

We do not know why people grind their teeth, and we cannot stop them from grinding.  What we can do is limit the damage that grinding can cause to teeth, gums, jaw muscles, and jaw joints, by making a night guard.

The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep.  This allows your teeth not to lock in and hurt your jaw muscles and joints, but also avoid breaking your teeth on the biting surface and along the gum line.

All night guards are custom fitted for comfort, and to allow for proper breathing.  We will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab.   Night guards take about a week to make.  Night guards are very durable but may need replacement depending upon the wear on the night guard every 2-3 years.  You will need to soak your night guard in a denture cleansing solution to remove plaque and bacteria on a routine basis.   

If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.

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