Dental Appliances

Northgate Dental Centre offers a variety of dental appliances for families in the Burnaby community, including sports mouth guards for active children and bite guards for bruxism.

Mouth Guards

We offer mouth guards for patients as young as 5 years old. Since many sports require the use of a mouth guard to ensure the safety of your child's teeth, we recommend that they have a good-fitting mouth guard.

We offer custom mouth guards, which are fitted exactly to your child’s mouth to provide optimal protection and comfort.

What is the difference between store-bought and custom-made mouth and bite guards?

While generic mouth guards are available for purchase at most sports retail stores and/or pharmacies, they may not properly conform to your child’s teeth and may prove less effective and comfortable than a custom-made guard.

Bite Guards

Bite guards may be recommended for patients who are experiencing headaches, sore, and stiff jaws that may be caused by teeth grinding or clenching.

How does a custom mouth/bite guard appointment work?

Creating a custom fitted mouth guard typically involves two dental appointments.

During the first appointment, digital imaging is employed before a mold is made to take an impression of you or your child’s teeth.

The impressions are then sent to a lab and during the second appointment, the guard is fitted to ensure full coverage, a snug fit, and general comfort in wearing.

How to take care of your custom mouth/bite guard?

Caring for a dental mouth/bite guard is simple. Rinse it before and after every usage using a soft-bristled toothbrush, toothpaste and cold water. From time to time, cleanse it with cold water and a mild soap.

When not in use, store your mouth/bite guard in a hard, ventilated container and keep it away from hot temperatures that could cause your guard to warp.

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