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.

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