Saskatoon Dental Group is a locally owned, full-scale Saskatoon dental clinic offering general dentistry services. At Saskatoon Dental Group, we are dedicated to offering excellent care to our amazing patients who are like family to us. We are grateful to treat whole families in Saskatoon across multiple generations, and have a multicultural team speaking multiple languages. In our latest dental tip we share the benefits of wearing a night guard to sleep.

The Benefits Of Wearing A Night Guard To Sleep

Do you grind your teeth at night? When you prevent teeth grinding, you also prevent the tooth damage that results. Luckily, wearing a night guard can help! Read below as we explain the benefits of wearing a night guard to sleep. 

Prevent Tooth Damage

Particularly during stressful times, teeth grinding is common. Generally, we are unaware so we do not have much control. Luckily, wearing a night guard when you sleep can help protect that precious smile. A night guard ensures that top and bottom teeth are unable to make contact while you sleep. 

Tooth grinding at night can cause enamel loss, causing teeth to become very sensitive. Grinding also damages fillings, and even has the potential to break or chip teeth. Wearing a night guard to bed helps protect the teeth and mitigates the risk of problems that require an extra trip to the dentist.

Reduce Jaw Pain and Tension

Jaw clenching is another common habit that is beyond our control. Again, wearing a night guard while you sleep can help reduce pain. Night guards help relax the jaw, significantly reducing tension and stress. A properly fitted custom night guard ensures teeth and jaw are in alignment, relieving pressure and allowing your jaw to relax. 

Prevents Headaches 

Excessive tooth grinding and jaw clenching can lead to many issues including headaches. Grinding and clenching also result in muscle fatigue, earaches, jaw aches, and neck pain. A custom night guard helps prevent these issues to help avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort. 

Saves Money

Not only will wearing a night guard to sleep save your teeth, it will also save you money. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can cause severe damage. Especially as the years go by, these bad habits can cost you. Wearing a night guard protects teeth, and saves you the time and costs associated with dental work. 

Sleep Soundly By Wearing A Mouth Guard At Night

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching are terrible habits, yet often unavoidable. With a proper fitting custom night guard, your jaw will better align allowing your muscles to relax. Wearing a night guard to sleep reduces stress on the teeth, and fosters healthier sleeping patterns.  

If you suffer from teeth grinding or jaw clenching when you sleep at night, consider having a custom night guard made. Sleeping with a night guard will help ensure the risk of severe tooth damage is mitigated. If you have questions regarding night guards, do not hesitate to contact our team. We can take an impression and make a night guard that fits just right and most importantly, protects that beautiful smile!

Remember that good oral health habits start at home and we encourage you to visit us once a year for a full checkup and examination. Oral health is closely tied to your overall health and wellness and often we can identify issues before they become problems.

We are always welcoming patients looking for a new dental family. If you would like to book a checkup or if you have any dental questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

See you soon!

The Saskatoon Dental Group Team


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