Night Guard
Tavistock, Ontario

Looking For A Solution For Bruxism?

If you clench or grind your teeth, a night guard is likely required, and Tavistock Family Dentistry can provide you with this dental appliance. We recommend night guards for patients with a case of bruxism, which tends to happen during the early stages of sleep and can cause excessive damage along with sleep disruption.

Do You Need a Night Guard?

Grinding your teeth can be very harmful to your smile and your oral health, and this is a problem that must be addressed. A night guard is an effective prevention tool for extensive dental treatments in the future, and if you tend to grind or clench your teeth at night, we will provide you with a night guard to help protect your smile. 

We will first schedule a consultation to assess the situation. We will determine the extent and severity of the damage after discussing the benefits of a night guard and if this is the right option for you. We will consider the severity of your symptoms and will provide you with honest information. We care about our patients and always offer professional advice and guidance.

Types of Night Guards


Over-the-counter Night Guards

Over-the-counter night guards are available at local drug stores, but these will not provide you with comfort, nor will they provide you with a good fit. They are cheaper because they are a one-size-fits-all option, but they are also unreliable and may need to be made of durable materials.

Custom Dental Night Guards

Custom dental night guards are a far better choice because they are made in a professional laboratory and tailored to the patient’s needs. We will take an impression of your mouth, after which your night guard will be created, and you will enjoy comfort, durability and protection.

Based on your unique situation, we will discuss the type of night guard that is best for you. Soft night guards are made for patients who tend to grind their teeth hard and are flexible because they are made from soft plastic. Hard night guards, on the other hand, are made of acrylic or tougher plastic and are not as flexible. These are recommended for patients who tend to grind or clench their teeth harder than usual. 

We will assess what type of night guard will best fit your needs and discuss the benefits you will enjoy. Using a night guard can help prevent you from experiencing further dental damage and help you get better sleep. A night guard can also provide additional comfort for your teeth and help with TMJ, misaligned bites and other dental complications. 

Wearing a night guard is not painful, but it will take some getting used to. 

Can you benefit from a dental night guard? Tavistock Family Dentistry will accurately assess the situation and provide honest and professional advice. If you need a mouth guard for sleeping or a night guard for your teeth, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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55 Woodstock Street N,
Tavistock, Ontario