Frequently Asked Questions
Which guard is best for protection against teeth grinding and clenching?
The extra durable Pro Form guard is our most popular guard and works excellent for most people. It is a medium density guard that is not too hard or too soft. It is a very durable guard yet very comfortable to wear. This guard also helps to absorb shock from heavy teeth clenching which can help alleviate jaw/facial pain and headaches. This guard also features an abrasive-resistant characteristic that will withstand teeth grinding and clenching better then traditional soft night guards. The material is very effective at distributing the impact of teeth grinding and teeth clenching pressure.
How Can TeethNightGuard.com offer such low prices?
TeethNightGuard.com specializes in high quality custom teeth night guards and works under the supervision of a dental professional to offer lab direct professionally fitted custom teeth night guards, at a discounted price. The direct mailing provides a cost effective simple solution for millions who grind and clench their teeth.
How do I know whether to order an upper or lower custom teeth night guard?
80% of customers prefer an upper opposed to a lower night guard due to comfort of the guard not impinging on the tongue. Although it is a matter of preference or based on dentist recommendation. Many times it is also recommended to wear on the teeth with less wear from teeth grinding and clenching.
Do the custom night guards contain BPA, Latex or Phthalates?
No, Our custom night guards do not contain BPA, Latex or Phthalates. We use the safest and highest quality materials for all of our custom night guards.
What is the Front Cut option?
We trim the front 4 teeth much lower. The front cut makes the guard more comfortable allowing for the lip to rest against the teeth in a more natural position. Learn More
Is there a guard that works as both a teeth retainer and custom dental guard?
Yes, the hard acrylic 1mm, 2mm or 3mm guards function both as a teeth retainer not allowing teeth to move or shift and a dental guard protecting teeth from the harmful effects of teeth grinding and teeth clenching. Here are links to the ordering pages for the hard acrylic guards: https://www.teethnightguard.com/products/custom-tmj-teeth-grinding-mouth-guard
What if the teeth impression I take is not adequate?
Even though 97% of our customer’s teeth impressions turn out perfect the first time, there are occasions where we feel a redo teeth impression is needed to ensure the best possible custom fit. In this case we will work with the customer in having another teeth impression made.
How long does the process take? When will I receive the completed custom night guard?
The initial shipment of the teeth impression kit is mailed out within 24 hours. The final shipment, including the custom night guard(s) and carrying case are typically received within 10 days of receipt of the customer’s teeth impression.
What can I expect to receive in my order?
1st shipment (kit) to customer: One (1) set of blue and white impression putty, Two (2) plastic trays (1 small and 1 large), One prepaid (U.S. only) & pre-addressed mailer (if outside of U.S. buyer is responsible for return postage to lab) and comprehensive instructions.2nd shipment to customer: One (1) Night Guard container, One (1) upper or lower custom fabricated dental night guard.
Can I also obtain the teeth mold impression?
If the customer requests, TeethNightGuard.com will include the customer’s teeth impression in the final order to customer.
What if I am not satisfied with the product?
TeethNightGuard.com offers a 30 day-100% money back guarantee. If the customer is not satisfied, TeethNightGuard.com will work with the customer to re-fabricate a night guard until it fits or offer a full refund to the customer. For about 99% of our customers, the night guard fits perfectly the first time. With the other 1%, we will make adjustments, re-fabricate or take a new impression if needed. Our goal is to work with our customers until each customer is 100% satisfied.
Want to Order Additional Guards At A HUGE Discount(Up to 40% Off)?
Happy with your first custom teeth guard(s)? Want to order additional backup custom dental guards at a HUGE discount? No problem! Order additional night guards at discounted pricing for up to 3 months after receiving your first night guard(s). TeethNightGuard.com allows customers to order additional teeth guards at a significant discount. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your name, address and which guard(s) you would like to order and we will email an invoice that can be paid by credit card. In about 5 to 10 days you will receive your additional custom teeth guards. Its that simple!
Does TeethNightGuard.com accept HSA(health spending account) and FSA(flex spending account) payments?
Yes, HSA/FSA credit cards are accepted for custom dental night guards. Although most of the time HSA/FSA credit cards will go through when checking out, sometimes they will not. If this occurs you can make the payment by using a regular credit card and submit the receipt to get covered by your HSA/FSA.
How do I clean and care for my custom teeth night guard?
Cleaning your night guard properly may sound overwhelming, but once you get used to the routine it should be a breeze! A combination of simple daily cleaning and weekly deep cleaning is the best routine. Proper care and cleaning will prevent bacteria growth and lengthen the lifespan of your custom night guard so you can use it for many years to come!
In the morning your teeth night guard should be rinsed with water and cleaned with a toothbrush and toothpaste. This will remove any debris and plaque build up.
ALWAYS STORE IN A CASE:
When not in use store your custom dental guard in a clean case to protect guard from dust mites and puppies. Yes puppies! Prevent your guard from becoming a chew toy! If you have a dog at home it is best practice to not only store your night guard in the case but also place somewhere that your dog cannot get to.
WEEKLY DEEP CLEANING:
It is good habit to deep clean your professional dental guard at least once a week with a professional night guard cleaner such as Oral Guard. Oral Guard professional night guard cleaner deep cleans, kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria and eliminates odor! Kills several bacterial pathogens including Candida albican which causes oral thrush.
DENTIST RECOMMENDED: Oral Guard night guard cleaner is recommended for proper care of dental appliances and night guards. Oral Guard is an extra strength cleaner and disinfectant which will safely and effectively remove plaque, tartar, calcium, calculus, coffee, tea, tobacco, and iron stains. Thoroughly rinse your night guard free from cleaner before putting it in your mouth.
REMEMBER: Clean your storage case regularly with soap and water!
How do I take a teeth impression? (instructions for taking teeth impression)
Instructions for taking teeth impression:
STEP 1: You will find in your kit 1 set of impression putty (1 blue and 1 white) along with 2 impression trays: 1 large and 1 small tray for taking a teeth impression. Please select correct tray size. Only one teeth impression will be taken. After locating the trays and selecting the appropriate size, take the putty out of each container and begin to quickly and efficiently mix the blue and white impression putty together. Your mixing time should not extend beyond 45 seconds. The best and recommended mixing action is the bend / fold and knead method. Have a timer available as the material will begin to harden if mixed for more than 1 minute.
STEP 2: When the two putties have formed a uniform, blue color (no white should be showing), form the putty into the shape of a
log and place into your impression tray (only place around the edge of tray and not in the middle).
STEP 3: Now that the tray is loaded, place the tray fully inside your mouth without touching teeth. Then center the tray and push
over your teeth with equal force on each side. For an upper teeth impression use your thumbs on the bottom side of the tray to push up with equal force. Use index fingers on the bottom of the tray to push straight down if taking a lower teeth impression. Make sure you capture a deep teeth impression past your gumline. CRITICAL: The tray will need to be held stable for 3 minutes, without even the slightest movement until the putty has set and feels firm to the touch.
STEP 4: Once the putty has set, remove the impression tray from your mouth by using a firm, vertical releasing pull. Rinse the tray under cold water to ensure the set. Do not remove the impression from the tray.
NOTE: THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME TO MAKE YOUR IMPRESSION IS ONLY 5 MINUTES.
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