How Often Should You Replace Your Night Guard for Teeth Grinding?
Teeth grinding is a common habit that affects many people, both young and old. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding can cause a host of dental problems, from worn enamel to, in severe cases, tooth loss.
Night guards are an effective way to prevent teeth grinding and other associated problems. In this blog post, we will be discussing how often you should replace your night guard for teeth grinding.See what the Canadian Dental Association also recommends: https://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/talk/complications/bruxism/
It is important to replace your night guard regularly as these devices can wear out over time due to regular use. The frequency with which you should replace your night guard will depend on the type of material it is made from.
Night guards are generally made from either soft or hard plastic, with the former being the more popular option.
Soft plastic night guards are more comfortable to use, but they are also more prone to wear and tear from regular use. As a rule of thumb, it is recommended that you replace your soft plastic night guard at least once a year.
However, if you notice any signs of wear and tear such as cracks or tears, it is best to replace your night guard immediately.
On the other hand, hard plastic night guards are more durable than soft plastic ones. They can last for up to three years if properly cared for.
However, you should also look out for signs of wear and tear, including cracks, and replace your night guard as soon as possible if you notice any.
Besides wear and tear, you should also replace your night guard if it no longer fits properly. This could be due to changes in your mouth structure, such as tooth loss or movement. If you notice that your night guard feels uncomfortable or ill-fitting, it is time to get a new one.
Another factor to consider is hygiene. Night guards should be cleaned regularly to prevent the buildup of bacteria and potentially harmful germs.
If you notice any signs of discoloration or odor, you should replace your night guard to avoid potential health risks.
To Wrap Things up …
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If you have good dental hygiene and are looking for a long-term solution, dental implants can be an excellent option for you. It is essential to talk to your dentist about your options, and you can decide together whether dental implants are the right choice for you.
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