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Do you ever experience chronic headaches or migraines in mornings?

Do you feel your face and muscles are sore after a night’s sleep, instead of waking up relaxed and well-rested? This could be as a result of nighttime teeth clenching or grinding, also known as bruxism. Having a night guard may provide a solution to your bruxism or clenching habits if worn regularly, allowing alleviation of the joints and muscles of chewing, in the jaw, neck and back, allowing you to wake up with relaxed muscles.

301 Queen st south, unit 3c,
Bolton Ontario L7E 2B1
Tel.: 905-533-2030
Fax: 905-533-2032

What’s a night guard ?

A night guard is a special appliance that is designed based on a unique model of your teeth, to prevent contact between your upper and lower teeth when you sleep. By creating a small space between your dental arches, not only does a night guard prohibit the manual wear and tear on your teeth from grinding, it does not allow the large chewing muscles to bite with their maximal force and prevents them from going into spasm.

Getting a custom night guard

The fitting process is simple and fast. We will start by taking an impression of your upper and lower teeth. This impression ensures that we get an accurate fit that will be comfortable to wear, doesn’t come off easily, and is customized for you and your needs. The impressions are then used as a mold to design strong, durable and perfectly fitting night guards for each patient. Once the night guard is crafted, we go over all care instructions with you, and you can practice taking out and putting in the night guard to ensure a comfortable fit.

Good reasons to wear a night guard

For some of our patients, we have recommended a night guard in order to protect their enamel and tooth structure. Constant grinding of teeth causes attrition, or excessive wear, of teeth, and may contribute to the collapse of your bite and severe sensitivity. The enamel is an important layer of the tooth that protects it from decay. This layer cannot be replaced. If bruxism remains untreated for a long time, the teeth become weakened and you may require a dental crown due to the damage caused.

A night guard can also help to protect your jaw muscles. If you always feel pain around the jaw and cheeks when you wake up, it’s highly likely that you clench or grind your teeth at night.

Wearing a night guard will help to protect the jaw muscles from constant tension by acting as a cushion between the upper and lower teeth. A custom nightguard can certainly save you money in the long run if you are a habitual grinder or clencher. Consider the extent of damage that can occur due to bruxism. When you wear a nightguard, your teeth are adequately protected from damage, which may save you the pain and money of having to go through countless dental treatments to restore your previous bite. Reach out to our dentists to determine if you are a good candidate for this form of therapy.

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301 Queen st south, unit 3c, Bolton Ontario L7E 2B1

At Smiles on Queen ,

we recommend using a night guard if you are experiencing:

  • Chronic tension or tension-type headaches due to teeth clenching
  • Jaw disorders such as TMD
  • Lockjaw or clicking of the jaw joints when chewing
  • Soreness of the muscles of the face

Call an experienced dentist at Smiles on Queen for help.

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Daniel Hardison
Daniel Hardison
14:07 17 Feb 18
I am beyond grateful to the staff at the Smiles On Queen. I until the past 6 months had allowed my health and especially my dental health to rapidly decline. I had avoided the dentist for close to a decade and had a lot of fear, shame and embarrassment regarding the state of my teeth. From the moment I entered the office and furthermore on my call to book my appointment I was met with a degree of compassion and understanding that quite honestly has left me overwhelmed. The care, patience and expertise of the hygienist was extraordinary. Additionally the receptionist was equally as kind and understanding. Thank you - you have done so much for my self esteem - I can smile again without having to worry about the appearance of my teeth. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Aaron J. Jones
Aaron J. Jones
08:09 20 Feb 18
I was referred to this office by a friend because they offer IV sedation. I was very anxious at the dentist before but I was able to remove my wisdom teeth and I did not feel pain or discomfort. The dentist Dr. Lawrence was confident and told me what I was to expect afterward in terms of minor swelling and they also told me to come back if I have any problems but I am fine and happy. Overall I am happy this office was able to see me and they are great.
Julia Austerlitz
Julia Austerlitz
16:40 14 Feb 18
This dental office is staffed with some of the best people you will ever meet. First of all I would like to say that I’m really afraid dentists (I think its dentistophobia 😊), I've been to over 5 different ones with the same negative results from all. My mother is a cancer survivor and suggested that I check out her dental office...so I did. I was greeted by a team of fantastic people concerned with nothing but my well being. These people are angels sent here to help others in a time of difficulty, it is, honestly an absolutely amazing place.
phillipa cam
phillipa cam
17:50 26 Feb 18
My experience with both Dr Hung and Dr Norsen has been great and their office staff are very welcoming! I was well informed in details of my treatments and felt safe and secure for them to perform it. Both dentist are very gentle and does a phenomenal job. I was happy with my filling when it was done and I'd recommend these guy to every one. 😄
James Edwards
James Edwards
04:00 26 Feb 18
This was by far one of the best dental experiences I've ever had. I have a huge fear of the dentist and was open about my fears upon arrival. Dr. Norsen was kind, caring and catered to my needs and phobia. I 100% recommend this dental facility. I also felt nothing while receiving my fillings and I'm very hard to freeze and had a lot of work that needed to be done. Over all an awesome experience for the dentist.
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