Night Guards

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.