Custom or Premade Dental Night Guards: Which Is Right for You?

When you use a dental night guard while sleeping, you reduce damage caused by teeth grinding (a.k.a. bruxism).

But what kind of dental night guard will work best for you? There are two types: over-the-counter and custom-made. The over-the-counter ones are far less expensive. But a custom night guard provides a lot of benefits that you must consider before you make a decision.

When it comes to store-bought night guards, there are also two types. The first is the one-size-fits-all variety designed to fit almost all mouth types. The other is the boil-and-bite dental night guard that is softened by heat and moulded to fit your teeth.

A custom dental night guard prepared by our dental office in Brampton is the best fit for your teeth. Here, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth. This is sent to a dental laboratory where the final product is prepared.

In this post, we discuss the pros and cons of custom-made and store-bought dental night guards in Brampton to find out which is right for you.

Are Custom-Made Dental Night Guards Better than Over-the-Counter Ones?  

Here are the advantages and drawbacks of custom-made and over-the-counter dental night guards to make a more informed decision.

Pros and Cons of Over-the-Counter Dental Night Guards 

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A key benefit of over-the-counter dental night guards is that they are less expensive than custom-made ones. If you need immediate treatment but do not have time to visit the dentist, then you may buy over-the-counter dental mouth guards online or from a pharmacy.

However, they have their drawbacks. They are generally very thick and large, meaning many people find them uncomfortable to sleep with. Also, they will not fit your mouth perfectly and are prone to wear and tear. You may also find it difficult to breathe when wearing them.

Pros and Cons of Custom-Made Dental Night Guards 

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The key benefit of these highly comfortable dental night guards is that they are crafted by a dentist to fit your teeth precisely. A comfortable and effective dental night guard provides better protection against tooth sensitivity, headaches, toothaches, and other negative effects of tooth grinding. They also protect your gums, teeth, and adjacent tissues in your mouth.

They are made of high-quality acrylic plastic and are longer-lasting than store-bought models.

As mentioned, the cost of a custom-made dental night guard is significantly higher than an over-the-counter one. (If you have dental insurance, check to see if it is covered.) It also takes some time to create.

The dental night guards available in Brampton vary in durability, safety, price and comfort. Over-the-counter models are less expensive than custom-made ones but will not fit your teeth precisely. A custom-fitted dental night guard from a dentistry clinic in Brampton will offer the most precise fit. It is also the safest option because it is created specifically for your teeth. For more information on dental night guards, contact Dentistry on Dusk.

This entry was posted in Dentistry on Dusk on September 19, 2022.

Dental Clinic Brampton

DENTISTRY ON DUSK (Chinguacousy Rd. / Dusk Dr.)
55 Dusk Drive, Unit #2
Brampton ON
L6Y 5Z6

Phone: 905-453-7777

Clinic Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM–2:30 PM
Sunday: Closed