A night guard places a cushioning barrier between your teeth, alleviating the symptoms of bruxism.
No. Night guards and sports guards offer protection from different kinds of forces, and a sports guard is likely to feel extremely uncomfortable if worn at night.
A bespoke dental night guard supports the lower jaw in a forward position, which keeps the airway open. This prevents the tongue falling back onto the soft palate, which in turn prevents snoring.
We’ll send your dental impressions to a lab to create your custom mouth guard. Once it’s ready, you’ll need to return to your Clyde Munro dentist to collect your night guard, try it on and receive instructions on how to use it.
Typically, between five and 10 years, depending on the amount of stress it’s been under. Bring your night guard with you to your regular dental check-ups so that your dentist can assess its condition.