A night guard will have an average lifespan of 5 years, but depending upon the wear, it can need replacement in just 1 year.
Do night guards expire?
It is made of a rubbery, flexible material. Soft night guards generally last between 6 months and 2 years based on the severity of grinding.
When should I replace my mouth guard?
To ensure they’re fully and adequately protected, a mouth guard should be replaced every six months.
How long can you wear a night guard?
On average, a night guard can last between 5 and 10 years. These times can vary based on the severity of your teeth grinding and whether or not you’re taking other steps to try and prevent it.
Is it bad to wear a night guard every night?
Yes, you should wear your night guard every night. Habitual wear can help stop tooth damage and facial pain. If you only wear your night guard sometimes, bruxism can still damage your teeth at a slower pace.
How often should I clean my night guard?
Night guard should be cleaned once a week. There are many ways one can do it. The first is by using an over-the-counter denture cleaner, which can be dissolved in a bowl of water with the night guard inside it.
Why do my teeth hurt after wearing my night guard?
If you do experience pain or your mouth is hurting after wearing a night guard, it is a sign that your night guard is not fitted properly in your mouth. The device may be too large or too small and is not providing the adequate protection that you desire and need.
Do night guards have warranty?
Warranty. All our night guards are covered under warranty. If you grind through, crack or break your night guard during use within the warranty period, we will replace your night guard free of charge. Each purchase is eligible for one free warranty replacement.
Why do mouth guards turn yellow?
As the plastic is exposed to saliva and all of the bacterias that are in our saliva, the colour of the guard will start to change. The colour will change more rapidly if the guard is not properly cleaned or dried after each use.
Do mouthguards make your teeth yellow?
Discoloration on a mouthguard is, often, a good sign proper cleaning isn’t happening. It’s not uncommon for people to let saliva sit in the guard, and over time, this can create a yellowing effect. While it’s common, that doesn’t mean it’s good for your oral health.
Can night guards change your bite?
This guard works by repositioning the lower jaw (mandible) either forward or backward. While this may relieve the pressure on the jaw, it can also permanently change your bite.
Can mouthguards cause tooth decay?
“Although a mouthguard is recommended to prevent permanent damage to the mouth and teeth, we know it also has the potential to be a reservoir for bacteria that can cause gum infections or the bacteria that help promote tooth decay.”
Do mouthguards cause gum recession?
Night guard – Grinding your teeth at night is called bruxism, resulting in constant and intense pressure on your teeth and may stress your gums as well and worsen your recession. A night guard can absorb some of the pressure on your teeth so that your gums don’t start to recede.
Will a night guard realign jaw?
A dental night guard used to treat TMJ disorder is usually a hard, acrylic appliance that will realign your jaw while you sleep, taking the tension off of the joint. It is important that you order a custom-fitted night guard through your dentist, as a regular mouth guard will not keep your jaw in place as you sleep.