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How Do You Know If You Need a Night Guard?

February 25, 2020

Filed under: Night guard — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 4:24 pm

How Do You Know If You Need a Night Guard? You can see the wear in the teeth above if you look at the edges of the front teeth.  The two lower front teeth are worn enough that a line of dentin shows through on the top of the teeth.  This is not normal wear from chewing correctly!  Now, how do you know if you […]

Night Guards – What are they? Who needs them?

March 2, 2018

Filed under: Night guard,Removable Dental Appliances — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:12 am

Night guards! Night Guards – What are they? Who needs them? Do you need a night guard? What is a night guard?  Is a night guard the same as a mouth guard? How are night guards made?  These questions and more are answered here! If you clench or grind your teeth at night – or during the day – you are not alone!  You may […]

What is Splint or Night Guard, and What Can It Do For My Jaw?

April 25, 2014

Filed under: Appliances to Limit Habits,Splint or Bruxism Appliance — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 6:23 pm

  The benefits of a bruxism appliance or splint/night guard: Teeth and dental work are protected from the grinding process – much cheaper to buy a splint than repair teeth Ideally the clenching and grinding habit is eliminated over time Jaw muscles can relax which can help reduce tension and pain The jaw joint or TMJ receives less damaging forces The bone associated with the […]