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​Best Types of Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding

Posted by Lisa Edwards on

Custom fit nightguard

Your dentist has just diagnosed you as a bruxer (someone who suffers from Bruxism). Chances are they’ve recommended a dental guard to protect your teeth night. Thus, your search for the perfect night guard begins.

There are a number of factors to consider from price, to material, comfort, and fit. While there is no known cure for bruxism, it is important to protect your teeth from a night of grinding. Here are the four common types of mouthguards:

  1. Dental Custom Made Mouthguards – These guards are typically made in a dental lab with impressions. Custom fit guards offer the most protection because they uniquely fit each user’s mouth. However, they take time, can be bulky and are very expensive. (Up to $500)

  2. Custom Fit - No Impression Mouthguard - The next best alternative to a custom dental made guard is a newer type of technology that gives you a custom fit without impressions. They are made from a perforated material that allows water and air to pass through with ease and durability for optimal dental protection. They are available online and in some drugstores at an affordable price. (Up to $45)

  3. Custom fit “boil and bite” mouthguards – The “boil and bite” mouthguard also can be bought at many drugstores. They are made from thermoplastic material and may offer a better fit than stock grind protectors. It is placed in boiling water to soften, then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth using finger and tongue pressure. They are often bulky and can potentially encourage grinding by throwing off your alignment. (Up to $25)
  4. Stock mouthguards – These may be purchased at drug stores and online. With minimal comfort features and oftentime bulky, the prices for the out of the box, pre-formed guards typically around ten-fifteen dollars. In this case, you get what you pay for. (Up to $15)

The ADA recommends choosing mouthguards which are:

  • Durable
  • Fit properly
  • Comfortable
  • Stay in your mouth
  • Easy to clean

Engineered with Diffusix Technology, SOVA Night Guards exceed these requirements with our uniquely designed perforations which allow you to breathe, talk and drink with ease. Sova Night Guards are 1.6 mm thin, durable and sit comfortably in the mouth. So, get some sleep and enjoy the science of a better day with SOVA Night Guard.

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