Teeth grinding or teeth clenching, known as bruxism, can be prevented by using night guards. Bruxism is a condition that can lead to cracked teeth, mouth pain and even the loss of teeth. Sometimes temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) can also lead to bruxism. Various treatment options for TMJ are night guards, heat or ice packs, massage and more. Visit Manitou Dental Centre in Kitchener for night guards to ease and possibly prevent TMJ conditions.
Over-the-counter mouthguards are used by athletes while playing sports and can also be used to stop teeth from grinding during the night. These mouthguards are made of a thinner and a more pliable plastic but are very thick and brittle. As they are formed in a u-shaped tray, they cover the entire top row of the teeth and prevent upper and lower teeth from gnashing and grinding against each other. When you choose us for over-the-counter mouthguards, our dentists will fit them according to your teeth so that you feel comfortable.
Custom-fit mouthguards are made from thermoplastic material and are based on a detailed mould taken of your mouth and teeth. On the basis of your level of teeth grinding and clenching, a dental professional will adjust the thickness of the mouthguard. Trust us to design the mouthguard to fit perfectly in your mouth with no adjustments. Unlike over-the-counter mouthguards, you will not find two same custom mouthguards.