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Mouthguard and Night Guard - Bloor Dufferin Dental Centre

Mouthguard vs. Night Guard? Are they the same thing? Although they are both removable guards worn inside the mouth, they are not the same and are used for very different reasons.

Mouthguard

A Mouthguard is an appliance worn by athletes to protect their teeth in case of any accidents while playing sports. A sport Mouthguard is made with thicker material for better protection and cover the entire jaw.

Night guard

Do you grind your teeth involuntarily at night and wake up with a sore jaw? Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching, one of the main causes of TMD. Dental night guards are often used to constrain the clenching pattern, reducing any teeth wearing and strain over the TMJ. They are molded nicely to fit to the upper or lower arches of the teeth while worn at night or whenever the person goes to sleep. Bloor Dufferin Dental offers custom fitting sessions for each individual patient.

Wearing a Mouthguard is a lifestyle change and can be tough at the beginning. Book an appointment with Dr. Tom Nguyen for a custom fitting session and discuss about ways to adjust to sleeping with a Mouthguard.

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