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NW Calgary Nightguards

Are You Suffering Teeth Grinding or Snoring at Night? You May Need a Nightguard!

16TH AVENUE DENTAL is pleased to offer NW Calgary Nightguards for people with TMJ & TMD disorders. A Nightguard can help everyone in your family, including yourself, get a good night’s sleep.

What is a Nightguard?

A Nightguard a dental device that is used to prevent teeth grinding and clenching at night. They are designed to fit over your top teeth and work to prevent wear and tear on the teeth and muscles of the head, face, and jaw.

Treating Disorders of the Jaw

TMJ disorders are typically treated with a Nightguard. After a TMD & TMJ Assessment, a custom Nightguard may be prescribed to position the jaw in a way that reduces stress on the muscles of the face and neck and protects the enamel surface of the teeth when TMJ disorders include clenching and grinding of the teeth.

Do I have TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorders are fairly common. If you suspect you have a TMJ disorder, answer the question below to see if you are a candidate for a Nightguard:

  • Do you grind or clench your teeth during the day or at night?
  • Do you have stiff muscles around your jaws?
  • Do you suffer from frequent headaches and pain in your neck?
  • Do you hear a “clicking” or “popping” noise when you open your mouth?
  • Is it difficult and/or painful when you open your mouth wide when you eat or yawn?
  • Have you ever suffered an injury to your neck, head, or jaws?
  • Do you have arthritis in other joints throughout your body?
  • Do you have a family history of arthritis?
  • Have you noticed your teeth no longer touch when you bite together?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we advise that you schedule an appointment for a complete TMD & TMJ Assessment.

Learn More about our NW Calgary Nightguards

If you would like to learn more about Nightguards or to schedule an appointment for a TMD & TMJ Assessment, we invite you to contact our office.

Our dental practice always welcomes new patients. No referral is required!