Nightguards and TMJ Appliances

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Bruxism

Bruxism, an unconscious grinding and clenching of the teeth, can cause migraines, damage teeth, and contribute to temporomandibular dysfunction. The primary causes of bruxism are stress and tension. Dentists have found that a simple oral appliance, a nightguard, can prevent clinching and grinding.

TMJ Dysfunction

Sometimes referred to as TMD, TMJ dysfunction is caused by over stimulation of the trigeminal nerve caused by malocclusion. In short, when teeth don't fit together properly, nerves and muscles are overworked, and this causes pain. A nightguard can reposition the jaw joints to promote proper occlusion, thus relieving associated pain.


The team at our Hearst, Ontario dental office has made patients of all ages smile for two decades. Call our Hearst dental office today on (705) 372-1601 to reserve checkups or consultations for your family. With 5-star service and a commitment to excellence, Hearst dentist Dr. Gilles Lecours and our team look forward to becoming your preferred dental healthcare providers.