Night Guards: Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do I have to wear it every night?
A: This depends on the indication for the night guard. In general, you need to use it every night for maximum effect.
Question: If I still grind my teeth when I wear my night guard won’t I still wear my teeth down?
A: The night guard is made of a special material that is softer than your teeth so even if you still grind your teeth you will only be wearing the night guard down.
Question: How long does a night guard last for?
A: In general a night guard will last up to 5 years but we have patients that get a new night guard every year and we have patients that have had their night guard for 10 years. It all depends on how severe your grinding is.