Night Guards In St. Albert

Avoid Grinding Your Teeth At Night

Clenching or grinding of teeth while sleeping is common among adults and adolescents. If you find you or a loved one is starting to having headaches, tooth or jaw pain or damage to your teeth, you need a night guard. A night guard is a thick protective device that creates a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to prevent tooth grinding or jaw disorders.


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Benefits of a Custom Night Guard

The following are just a few of the benefits of a custom night guard:

  • A better night’s sleep
  • Relieve jaw tension and pain
  • Decrease the chances of snoring
  • Help to prevent tension headaches that are caused by jaw clenching while sleeping
  • Help to save you money by preventing additional dental work

What causes nighttime teeth grinding?

If you find yourself or a loved one grinding and clenching their teeth at night, they might be affected by one of the following underlying factors.

    • Stress and Anxiety: Stress building from events in your personal life, work, or relationships are often the leading cause of nighttime grinding or clenching. Techniques to reduce stress, such as physical exercise, meditation, or more relaxation time, can help lower stress levels.
    • Abnormal Bite: In some cases, dental or orthodontic treatments can correct your bite and reduce teeth grinding. If you are concerned about your bite, speak to Dr. Dimitrov about treatment options that can help to fix your bite.
    • Missing Teeth: If you have teeth that are missing, the gaps in your mouth can change how your teeth close together. The best solution is to explore tooth restoration treatments ( Filings, Crowns, Bridges) to fill in the gap, helping to reduce the risk of teeth grinding and damaging other teeth.
    • Sleep Apnea: Ineffective sleep patterns can cause a role in teeth grinding. For some patients treating their sleep apnea corrected their grinding or clenching problems. Speak to Dr. Dimitrov today if you think you are experiencing sleep apnea.

Do You Find Yourself Grinding Your Teeth At Night?

Relieve your tooth pain and headaches with a custom night guard

Do You Find Yourself Grinding Your Teeth At Night?

Relieve your tooth pain and headaches with a custom night guard

Questions We Often Hear From Patients

Do Night Guards Really Work?

Night guards do not stop people from clenching or grinding your teeth; however, they provide a cushion for your teeth and helps to establish a natural space between the upper and lower teeth.

Do I Need to Clean my Night Guard Every Night?

With proper care, night guards can last for a longer time.  Some steps you can take to help your night guard last longer:

  • Rinse your night guard with warm water as soon as you remove it from your mouth. 
  • Brush your night guard with a toothbrush; the intention is to brush lightly with no toothpaste, as toothpaste can be abrasive and may scratch your night guard, causing it to wear out quickly. 
  • Allow it to completely dry before putting it in case, as a warm wet area might cause bacterial growth.
Will My Teeth Hurt After Wearing a Night Guard?

Night guards should not cause any pain. You will notice its presence, but it will not cause any pain. 

If you experience pain or your mouth hurts after wearing a night guard, the night guard is not fitted correctly. Dentist-made night guards are designed to fit your mouth. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Dimitrov


Meet Dr. Arnold Dimitrov

Dr. Arnold Dimitrov and the team has helped patients in St. Albert and area relieve annoying and painful symptoms of teeth grinding for the past 30 years. Schedule an appointment to get your night guard custom fitted for your mouth.

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