Protecting Dental Health with Custom Night Guards in Edmonton

Do you wake up with a sore jaw, tooth pain, or headache? Has your partner asked why you grind your teeth at night? You may be part of the 10% of Canadian adults with a condition known as “bruxism.” Bruxism can affect more than oral health — it also lowers your quality of sleep and overall health. At Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic, we offer an effective solution to prevent bruxism in the form of night guards. Edmonton patients can find relief from bruxism by wearing our comfortable night guards each night. 

The night guards from Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic are precision-moulded using impressions of your teeth. These impressions are then to create night guards that made of safe, flavourless polymers, ensuring the utmost in comfort. In fact, most night-guard wearers adjust to their dental appliances in just a few nights.

You do not need a referral from your family physician or dentist to take advantage of this service. Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic can provide you with a consultation and take a mould impression all in one visit. For those looking at night guards, Edmonton has a great option with our denture clinic — give us a call to arrange an appointment!

What Happens if Bruxism Goes Untreated?
When bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding) goes on without intervention, the teeth may begin to crack, show signs of enamel wear, and lead to a painful jaw condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as “TMJ.” By ignoring bruxism, you may be putting yourself at risk of tooth decay, tooth loss, and various gum diseases.

What Causes Nighttime Teeth Grinding?
As one of the most common forms of sleep disorders, bruxism has been linked to numerous conditions, including:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Medication side effects
  • Use of stimulants (i.e. nicotine and caffeine)
  • Crooked teeth
  • Abnormal bite
  • Sleep apnea

Is it Bruxism or Sleep Apnea?
While stress is by far the greatest cause of bruxism, nighttime teeth grinding also shows up as a secondary symptom of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition where the airways become restricted during sleep, reducing vital oxygen to the lungs, blood, and brain. When sleep apnea occurs, the brain stimulates the jaw in order to push it forward and allow air to pass through the larynx. If someone has commented that you stop breathing or snore at night be sure to discuss this issue with your family doctor and sign up for a sleep study. And, if your CPAP machine or other sleep apnea-correcting procedure does not stop the bruxism, schedule a visit with Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic. Most sleep apnea therapies can be used alongside night guards.

Let’s Discuss Night Guards, Edmonton!

Prevent jaw pain, headaches, poor sleep, and damaged teeth and gums — schedule an appointment with Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic, today!

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Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic

203 Bonnie Doon Mall

82 Avenue, 83 Street

Edmonton, AB T6C 4E3

Service Area

Edmonton – Sherwood Park – Leduc – St. Albert






Monday 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Tuesday 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Wednesday 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Thursday 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Friday 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Closed weekends and all statutory holidays. Evenings available by appointment.

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