FAQ'S

i) Bruxism is the involuntary or habitual grinding of teeth, typically during sleep. Grinding puts extreme pressure on the teeth and can cause teeth to crack and chip, fillings to fall out, crowns to come loose, teeth to move, and enamel to disappear leading to tooth sensitivity.Signs that you may be suffering from bruxism:

    • Someone hearing you grinding at night (it can be loud)
    • Tooth pain or sensitivity to hot and cold
    • Tired or tight jaw muscles
    • Locked Jaw that won’t open or close completely
    • Jaw, neck, or face pain or soreness
    • Paid that feels like an earache, though its not really a problem with your ear
    • Dull headache starting in the temples
    • Poor sleep
    • Chewing on the inside of your cheek
    • Teeth that are flattened, fractured, chipped or loose
    • Worn tooth enamel exposing deeper layers of your tooth
    • Your dentist asks if you clench your teeth often

ii) If you think you are experiencing some of these symptoms see your dentist. We recommend you ask your dentist about a night guard so you know that you need one before purchasing. While the dentist may be able to get you covered under insurance they typically charge $300 to $400 because they mark it up 200 to 300 percent.

We do not recommend these devices for children or adolescents. The reason is that this age group is still losing baby teeth and gaining their permanent teeth which will make this device not remain on the teeth or fit after a short period of time.

It is hard to say. If you purchase a hard/soft nightguard there is some flexibility so if the change wasn’t that significant there is a good probability that it will still fit. However, with any changes that are done in the mouth you risk having the night guard not fit.

Sorry we can not make it in Black.

Yes, we require both top and bottom impressions of your teeth. This is very important because we need both top and bottom to ensure the quality is the same that you get when you purchase from a dentist. While it is possible to make one with only a top impression the quality is such that it could damage your teeth.

We can make night guards for the lower teeth. The impressions that we require are the same. Sometimes if the bottom teeth are much straighter then the top teeth, the bottom teeth aren’t missing any teeth while an upper tooth is missing, or if an upper tooth is loose, it may be better to make a night guard for the bottom teeth. 95% of our customers and dentists always get an upper night guard. The upper night guards don’t affect the tongue as much.

Yes your night guard comes with a case.

You can purchase a lost night guard case from our website. The Item is NG0004.

In the morning, following each use, rinse your nightguard with warm water then clean your night guard with a toothbrush and antibacterial soap. Toothpaste can also be used but toothpaste typically contains a polish which may scratch your nightguard. It is important to dry your nightguard. A wet uncleaned nightguard is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that could cause you to get sick.

Avoid using any cleaner that contains alcohol, or mouthwash as these can drastically shorten the lifespan of the appliance. However, if after washing the appliance it is still too filthy that you won’t use it you may try using an over the counter denture cleaner. Do not soak the appliance for more than 30 minutes.

When traveling be sure to dry the night guard completely before placing it in it's container. It's just as important to care for your night guard's storage case as it is your night guard. Placing a clean night guard into a case that hasn't been cleaned in quite some time will contaminate the night guard and could lead to illness or an oral infection. Wash your case out well with soap and hot water before use. Rinse it and allow it to dry before you place your night guard into it.

You can also download the night guard care and use guide here

This is not designed to prevent or force your teeth to move like a retainer. This was designed to protect your teeth from grinding.

There are several reasons why we believe you will be much better off with a custom nightguard. The DIY nightguards that can be purchased at Walmart, Target, Fred Meyers and many other drug stores are made from a softer chewy material. This has been found in many cases to increase the habit of grinding. That means that when you don’t wear it you will do more damage to your teeth then you did before. The other benefit of our custom night guards is that they are more comfortable and close fitting on your teeth. They are also less visible. If these translate into you wearing the device more frequently than the large cumbersome one you mold at home the benefit is real. The third reason is that the custom night guards with proper care can last for a longtime so you won’t be spending time boiling and molding a new night guard.

No. You do not need a prescription from a dentist to order a night guard.

Typically you will see your night guard in 7-10 days after mailing us your model.

No.

Our Night Guards are BPA Free.

Our Night Guards are BPS Free.

Floss and Brush your teeth before putting them in your mouth. Wash your night guard every morning after removing it from your mouth and store it in a dry location. Do not soak your night guard with mouthwash, alcohol, or denture cleaner. You can also download the night guard care and use guide here.

Yes you can download the impression instruction kit here.

No night guards help by preventing additional damage caused by clinching and grinding.

We use a polyvinyl material in the kits that you use to take your impression. The polyvinyl doesn’t stick to the teeth There is a small risk of pulling a bridge or crown off. The risk of damaging a bridge increase if the bridge isn’t touching the gums so the impression material can get under the bridge. If you believe you are at risk of this you may want to seek the assistance of a dental professional.

We use a polyvinyl material in the kits that you use to take your impression. Usually their isn’t enough suction to damage the veneers. However, there is a small risk of damage and it may be smart to visit a dental professional.

Yes. We ship you the impression kit. You send us the completed impression. We make the night guard and send it back to you. You can order the night guard if you live in any of the 50 states.

  1. If you have your original impressions or models that we returned to you with your completed nightguard AND you haven’t had any changes in your mouth (crown, bridge etc) then you can send us your model and we will make a replacement.

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  1. If you don’t have your original impressions or models OR you have had changes in your mouth then we will need to send you a new impression kit.