Night/Mouth guards

Dental night guards are orthodontic devices designed to protect teeth against bruxism, a condition characterized by involuntary teeth grinding and clenching while asleep. It causes facial pain, headaches, and other oral health issues. Night guards also help alleviate temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder symptoms and other dental issues.

If you’re suffering from any of these conditions, Dentistry in Waterloo offers custom-fit night guards to help improve oral health and protect your teeth while you sleep.

What Are Night Guards?

Night guards, also known as occlusal splints or bite appliances, are dental devices made of plastic material designed to fit over the upper or lower teeth. They act as a protective barrier between the teeth and prevent them from coming into contact with each other.

Night guards come in different forms, including hard acrylic splints, soft materials, and combination designs. Note that you can purchase over-the-counter night guards from the store, but these may not be as effective as custom-fit ones from your dentist.

What Are the Benefits of Night Guards?

  • Prevents Tooth Damage. The primary function of a night guard is to protect your teeth from dental damage. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, a condition known as bruxism, a night guard can prevent damaged teeth.
  • Relieves Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain. Night guards can provide your jaw joints relief from the pain caused by TMJ, which is often caused by the effects of teeth grinding or clenching.
  • Prevents Other Dental Issues. By cushioning the teeth, a night guard can help prevent other dental issues caused by bruxism, such as tooth pain, fractured fillings, and broken teeth.
  • Aids in Sleep Apnea Treatment. Some types of dental mouth guards can slightly increase the gap between your jaws to increase air intake, making breathing easier at night, which can be beneficial for sleep disorders like sleep apnea.
  • Custom Fit for Comfort. Custom-made night guards are designed to fit your mouth perfectly, making them comfortable and breathable. This makes it easier to wear them while sleeping, unlike over-the-counter options, which can be bulky and uncomfortable.

Types of Night Guards We Offer

Traditional Night Guards

Traditional night guards typically use hard acrylic material as they provide durability and a snug fit. We custom-make these to match the exact contours of your teeth, ensuring effective protection against bruxism. We recommend these nighttime dental mouthguards for their longevity and ability to withstand the force of teeth grinding.

3D Printed Night Guards (Dentsply Sirona Primeprint)

Innovatively leveraging the power of 3D printing technology, our Dentsply Sirona Primeprint solution offers a modern approach to producing custom night guards. We craft our 3D-printed night guards using high-precision digital imaging and printing techniques, ensuring a tailored fit to the individual contours of your mouth.

Unlike traditional models that require manual molding and adjustment, our Primeprint process digitizes the creation of night guards, making them more consistent and comfortable. This method not only reduces production time but also ensures a custom mouth guard that is durable and effective in protecting against bruxism and its associated symptoms.

Why Get Your Night Guard From Us?

  • Expertise and Personalization. Our dentist has the expertise to recommend the best type of night guard based on your needs and oral health condition. Each night guard is meticulously crafted to ensure a perfect, comfortable fit tailored to your mouth.
  • Advanced Technology. Utilizing state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, like the Dentsply Sirona Primeprint, we guarantee dental guards that are precise and of superior quality, providing better protection and comfort than conventional options.
  • Long-Term Dental Health. We design our custom-made night guards not just to protect against immediate symptoms of bruxism and TMJ but also to contribute to your long-term oral health by preventing potential future complications.
  • Convenience and Efficiency. The process from consultation to receiving your custom night guard is streamlined and efficient, reducing waiting times and ensuring you get the protection you need quickly.
  • Aftercare Support. We’re dedicated to your satisfaction and oral health. Following the delivery of your dental mouth guards, we provide comprehensive aftercare support to ensure your comfort and answer any questions you may have regarding your new device.

Get Your High-Quality, Perfectly-Fit Night Guard From Dentistry in Waterloo

A custom-fit night guard is essential for comfortable, effective protection against nighttime tooth grinding and clenching. Our dental office offers high-quality night guards to fit your unique mouth shape and provide maximum comfort and protection. Our goal is to provide top-notch dental care using the latest technology and the best materials. With our dentists’ experience and skills, we can provide you with a perfectly fit night guard that will help you wake up refreshed and pain-free.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and protect your smile!


Since providing compassionate care is our main objective, we strive to ensure that our patients feel at ease. The environment of our dental clinic is relaxing. The first impression many patients get when they walk in is that they have walked into a spa. 

A comfortable surrounding paired with a team that is kind and personable; each one of our team members show that not only do we care for you, but we also care about you. This is shown by going the extra mile to make sure that we meet your needs and expectations at all of your appointments. Our team will do everything they can to accommodate you and guide you towards a healthy and happy smile.

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We know you have many choices when choosing a Dentist in Waterloo, Ontario so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.

Insurance and Billing

At our fee-for-service office, we go above and beyond to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience for our patients. Payment is required at the end of your appointment, but we take care of the rest. Once your visit is complete, we handle the entire insurance claim process for you, submitting it electronically to save you time and effort. If you have direct deposit set up with your insurance provider, your reimbursement will be deposited into your bank account within a couple of days. Otherwise, your insurance carrier will mail the cheque to your registered address.

We strongly encourage setting up direct deposit if you have not already done so, as it will expedite the reimbursement process. Please feel free to inquire about how to proceed with this option. We are here to help!


If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 48 clinic business hours’ notice. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our practice for your dental care.

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