What to Look for in a Dental Guard
If you’re suffering from bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding), you know that wearing a dental guard can be one of the quickest and surest ways to protect your teeth and promote good oral health. And if you’ve started shopping for a dental guard, you also know that there are quite a few options out there. So what should you look for?
The Right Fit
The single most important thing to look for in a dental guard is a good fit. If it doesn’t fit properly, your dental guard won’t be as effective as it could be. And if it’s uncomfortable or painful to wear, you might not even use it at all!
Look for adjustable dental guards that don’t use clamps or fasteners that may pinch your gums or hurt to wear.
Made to Last
Some dental guards have a low price tag because they’re made with cheap materials that break down or wear out quickly. When you’re shopping for a dental guard, prioritize finding one is designed to be durable — without relying on scary chemicals or harmful materials, like BPA, silicone, or acrylic.
Look for dental guards that come with a durability warranty to ensure that yours will last as long as you need it to.
A Reasonable Price
When it comes to shopping for a dental guard, you can spend almost as much or as little as you’d like. But the cheapest dental guards out there are likely to be a hassle to fit and uncomfortable to wear — and may fall apart quickly. Spending a fortune isn’t necessarily better: custom dental guards through your dentist or specialty provider take a lot of time to make and are difficult to adjust as needed.
Look for dental guards that you can pick up at your local pharmacy and that you can easily adjust yourself.
SleepRight’s dental guards check all the boxes! They’ve got a comfortable fit that you can adjust yourself without any messy boiling or microwaving, are made without harmful toxins, come with a durability warranty, and don’t have a high price tag. Look for them at your local CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart.