How To Choose the Right Mouth Guard

If you’ve been diagnosed with bruxism, your dentist has probably recommended that you use a custom dental guard, which is also called an occlusal splint. Dental guards are not cheap however, and purchasing one from your dentist may cost as much as $500. If the hefty price tag nearly gave you a heart attack, don’t worry, ordering online can reduce this cost to nearly a fifth. Depending on how severe your bruxism is and your specific mouthguard needs, there are numerous mouth guard options online. When you choose a night mouth guard online, it will cost between $100-200 and last from 6 months to 5 years. Keep these things in mind when you choose a night mouth guard.

Photo: Protect your teeth with a good mouth guard

Protect that beautiful smile with a good night mouth guard

 

Mouth Guard Options From The Dentist  

These are the most expensive, as they average $300-$500. However, when you choose a night mouth guard directly from your dentist it will be molded specifically to your teeth, which will be the most comfortable option.

The Pros And Cons of Sports Mouth Guards

These are the most convenient of mouth guard options, as they are available in many places  and generally cost under $20. These, however, do not mold to your teeth at all and are often bulky, large, and uncomfortable. They can also cause difficulty breathing which can lead to insomnia and other issues when used as a sleep mouth guard.  

Boil and Bite mouthguards are also available at sporting goods stores, and while slightly more expensive, come with a soft inner layer that molds to teeth. These, however, can damage the alignment of your teeth over time.

Mouth Guard Options From An Online Night Guard Store

When it comes time to choose a night mouth guard, purchasing from an online custom night guard store is the most sensible option both price and health-wise. Prices range from $100-$200, and you’ll be sent a DIY kit which allows you to mold the guard to your teeth.

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