Don´t Want to Wear Your Night guard?

Post by: Gerarda on 17 Jul 2023

Are you struggling to wear your night guard? You’re not alone. If you have a night guard, then there is a reason you have it. Sounds simple enough! Right? Knowing that you need a night guard is one thing, getting used to using it is another.

Perhaps seeing the benefits once again will help:

  • Night guards protect teeth from grinding and clenching
  • Alleviate jaw pain
  • Prevent tooth damage
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Avoid costly dental treatment in the future
  • Custom-fitted to your mouth and bite

If you are still not convinced, ask your dentist for images of teeth grinding and clenching. Seeing examples of damaged teeth or hearing another explanation of the potential for TMJ disorders can be a powerful motivator to wear your night guard.

Maybe you are having difficulty adjusting to the sensation in your mouth or may find it inconvenient to wear while traveling. Your dentist can offer solutions to help overcome these obstacles and keep you on track.

Call your dentist for a follow-up appointment if you have any concerns that are keeping you from wearing your night guard regularly. While it may take a short adjustment period, the long-term benefits far outweigh any initial discomfort. It takes a commitment on your part.