Guards for night-time grinding and sports

Dental guard sitting on towel in front of case

Night Guard

A Grinding Appliance or Night Guard can be fabricated for patients who grind, clench, or are wearing their teeth abnormally. Very often the patients are not aware of the situation as the grinding and clenching happen at night when they are sleeping.

People who grind their teeth will not only wear the dentition but also the jaw joints. This can lead to clicking of the jaw when you open or close your mouth. Other symptoms can be migraines, due to the wearing of the disc and in certain cases may result in locking of the jaw. Problems associated with the TMJ usually will not resolve by themselves, and need professional treatment and care.

An impression of the mouth is obtained so the dental technicians can make a custom, comfortable grinding appliance that fits over the teeth. The appliance acts as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, and it stops the damage to the teeth and jaw.

To learn more about TMJ and TMD, please visit our TMJ & TMD Dentistry page

Colourful sports mouth guard

Sports Mouth Guard

Protect your teeth and protect your investment on your teeth!

It is highly recommended that a custom sports mouth guard, a Pro-form mouth guard, be made for any contact sports which may result in trauma or damage to your teeth. The Pro-Form mouth guards provide the highest level of protection, retention, comfort and fit without hindering speech, breathing and most of all athletic performance. They are made to custom-fit to your teeth and offers protection long after other mouth guards have worn out.

Contact Yam Dental in Newmarket at (905) 836-0836 today to get a custom sports mouth guard made to protect your teeth.