Which Grind Guard is best for me?
If you are looking to purchase your first night guard you may be a little overwhelmed with where to start! We offer a variety of different guards based on the severity of the grinding to help you determine which guard is best for you.
If you are reading this, it’s safe to assume you are suffering from the signs and symptoms of teeth grinding (otherwise known as Bruxism). The lengthy and incredibly common list includes the following; loud teeth grinding or clenching (being recognized by your bed partner); teeth that are flattened, fractured, chipped or loose; worn tooth enamel, exposing deeper layers of your tooth; increased tooth pain or sensitivity; tired or tight jaw muscles, or a locked jaw that won’t open or close completely; jaw, neck or face pain or soreness; pain that feels like an earache, though it’s actually not a problem with your ear; dull headache starting in the temples; damage from chewing on the inside of your cheek; sleep disruption.
Generally the more of these signs and symptoms you experience the more severe your grinding habits may be.
Our guards are thin, comfortable, custom-fitted dental night guards that are the perfect fit for your individual mouth and teeth. They will not cause irritation to your gums or roof of your mouth and are designed to be so comfortable that you will happily wear it each night. The thermoplastic material is moulded perfectly to your teeth for maximum comfort, effectiveness and a barely-there look. Our guards are the ideal solution if you’re looking for night time protection without the fuss of visiting the dentist.
So what guard is the right one for you?
The 2mm Grind Guard is soft on the inner layer and has a more rigid outer layer to ensure excellent protection, especially if you're a moderate to heavy grinder or clencher.
How do I know if im a moderate to heavy grinder?
If you are experiencing the above signs of grinding or clenching on an occasional basis you probably could use the help of the 2mm soft/hard guard.
Whilst it has extra thickness, the soft inner layer, ensures the guard is effective and comfortable.
If you are regularly waking up and experiencing the signs and symptoms of grinding, are heard regularly in the night grinding from your bed partner or you know you are a heavy grinder or clencher, this is may be the answer to a good nights sleep! The 3mm Grind Guard offers a soft inner layer for added comfort, whilst the hard layer works to protect your teeth from the effects of grinding. As well as the thickness of the guard, the 3mm has added durability given it factors in your bite as well as the high points where the teeth meet. Taking both the top and bottom impression enables our dental technicians to recreate the bite allowing the guard to be made to fit perfectly.
If you consider yourself a light grinder or clencher then we would recommend using the 1.5mm Grind Guard. You are likely to be a light grinder if you occasionally notice the signs and symptoms of grinding. This guard is our thinnest and features one hard layer. The 1.5mm thin design makes it very comfortable and barely noticeable but effective!
If you are still unsure as to what guard is best for you get in touch with our friendly team and we will be sure to set you on the path to a good nights sleep!