Although our teeth have their work cut out for them during the day, there is just as much potential for damage at night, even while we sleep. Grinding or clenching the teeth can lead to pain and dental complications, which is why we often recommend that patients have custom-fitted nightguards created.
Bruxism and Night Guards
If you grind your teeth at night, you aren’t alone. Many people have Bruxism, a condition that causes the jaw to be overactive at night, resulting in teeth grinding. Bruxism can be the result of physical, psychological, and genetic factors. When untreated, it can cause loose, missing, broken, or chipped teeth. Jaw pain, ear pain, headaches, soft tissue damage, and temporomandibular joint disorders may also occur as a result.
The dental team at Suter Brook Dental Group is experienced in detecting and treating Bruxism. In most cases, a simple dental device known as a night guard can prevent damage caused by Bruxism. Night guards are also referred to as “bite splints.” These thin plastic trays are customized to fit the top arch of teeth, creating a protective layer between the biting surfaces of the teeth. Custom night guards from our dental clinic are often more comfortable and durable than over-the-counter products.
Ask Us About Custom Night Guards
If you believe you suffer from Bruxism and you’re looking for relief, book an appointment with our dental care team. We can provide a diagnosis, personalized advice, and customized night guards to help you care for your teeth at night.
Suter Brook Dental Clinic provides durable and customized retainers for our patients in the Port Moody region. Our dental professionals are equipped with advanced imaging tools to ensure you get a comfortable fit.
Securing Your Smile
Retainers are dental devices that are worn to maintain straight teeth after orthodontic treatments (such as invisalign). Wearing a retainer can enhance the benefits of your treatment. It’s recommended that patients with retainers wear retainers for the rest of their life after orthodontic treatment to avoid your teeth from shifting.
Types of Retainers
There are several types of retainers meant to achieve different outcomes. We can provide bonded retainers, clear acrylic retainers, and Hawley retainers. Retainers may be fitted for the top arch, the bottom arch, or both arches. Your dental care team will assess your specific needs and provide you with information about your options.
Request an Appointment
Suter Brook Dental Group is eager to help you make the most of your dental treatments. We can help you extend the benefits with professionally designed and manufactured retainers. Book your appointment with our dental team today.
An active lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle. However, sports injuries can cause dental issues that are difficult to treat. Suter Brook Dental Group offers custom sports mouth guards to protect your mouth, no matter what your sport of choice is.
Protecting Your Teeth
Impacts to the jaw, mouth, and teeth can be painful and costly. Knocked out teeth, jaw injuries, and soft tissue injuries are common results of sports injuries. Many amateur and professional athletes choose to protect their mouths with a customized sports mouth guard.
Mouth Guards for Sports
Mouth guards are typically a thin, clear plastic tray that fits over the top arch of teeth. Although over the counter and stock mouth guards are available, many athletes prefer to wear customized mouth guards created by dental professionals. These guards allow for easier breathing, less slipping, and better overall protection, allowing you to keep your head in the game.
Protect Your Oral Health
Your dental team at Suter Brook Dental Group is here to protect your oral health, on and off the field. If you are an athlete and you are interested in having a customized mouth guard designed, reach out to book an appointment today.
When left untreated, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can interfere with normal activities like eating and speaking. Our dental team has seen many patients suffering from jaw pain, headaches, and other painful symptoms related to TMD. We offer multiple options for dental devices to prevent TMD, reduce pain, and protect your jaw.
When left untreated, temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) can interfere with normal activities like eating and speaking. Our dental team has seen many patients suffering from jaw pain, headaches, and other painful symptoms related to TMJ. We offer multiple options for dental devices to prevent TMJ, reduce pain, and protect your jaw.