FAQs

Common Night Guard Questions ...

We currently offer five SleepRight dental night guard models, each with their own unique features. The Ultra-Comfort Dental Guard has the least amount of material and is recommended for adults with small mouths, sensitive gums, or
those that are sensitive to things in their mouths. It is also ideal for
daytime wear due to its low profile design.

The Secure Comfort Dental Guard is similar to the Ultra-Comfort, except it features stability wings on both sides to grip the gums and help the night guard stay in place. We generally recommend this model to our customers to address their clenching problems.

The Dura-Comfort Dental Guard is our most durable ready to wear night guard, recommended for the aggressive grinders. The bite pads are more durable because they are engineered using a denser material and hold up better against grinding. The soft, heat-sensitive band is designed with a grooved strap that is wider than our other models. This helps the band stay in place and reduce pressure points that could be irritated by rubbing. The stability wings are more flexible so that they move with your mouth for increased comfort.

The Select Dental Guard is our most affordable night guard option. It features 5 bite pad positions, and minimal material offers a non-bulky fit.

The ProRx Dental Guard is our most recent innovation, it utilises novel internal core technology and is our most durable night guard to date. Unlike the other four ready to wear guards, the ProRx is a low-heat and form guard that uses molar guides to centre the molars for the perfect impression.

The SleepRight night guard provides a cushion between your
teeth that will protect them from the teeth grinding action exerted by the jaw muscles. This muscle activity, known as teeth grinding and clenching, can cause chipping, fractures, and loosening of the teeth. The SleepRight dental guard spaces your teeth apart to decompress the jaw joints and helps them relax. The SleepRight dental guard uses a natural process called tissue retention to stay in between your teeth. The bite pads rest on the back molars and are kept in place by your upper and lower jaw. The soft, heat-sensitive band lies between the bottom of your lower teeth and gums. There are no clasps or sharp corners that fasten to the teeth so there is no worry of pain.

There is no set length of time that you should wear our dental night guard. Everyone is different so it depends on your learning curve and how fast you can make the transition. We have many customers who were successful in controlling their teeth grinding and clenching in just a few weeks while others went through a few dental guards before they were able to stop the habit.

We recommend that you put the SleepRight dental guard in 30-60 minutes before bed to help train your brain to stop grinding and clenching. We recommend the "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" philosophy. The more often you do this, the faster your problem will be solved.

We recommend that you put the SleepRight dental guard in 30-60 minutes before bed to help train your brain to stop grinding and clenching. We recommend the "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" philosophy. The more often you do this, the faster your problem will be solved.

We recommend using FreshGuard deep cleaning, anti-bacterial & disinfecting tablets. This product will kill 99.99% of bacteria and remove pathogenic yeasts such as Candida albicans, which can cause oral thrush.

Alternatively, rinse with cool water or mouthwash. Then dry
it thoroughly to prevent bacterial growth, and store in the provided case.

Night guards will generally last a few months depending on the severity of your teeth grinding. You should replace them at least every 6 months or earlier if you notice any of the following: 

- Cracks and breakages in your night guard 

- Severe discolouration that does not come away with cleaning 

- Intense discomfort when wearing 

When not in use, store your night guard in a plastic container that keeps it safe from dust and bacteria. Alternatively, you can store it in a glass of water. Whichever method you choose make sure you clean the container or glass regularly to prevent the build up of germs over time. 

If not cleaned fully or frequently, saliva can stay on your night guard and cause it to turn yellow or orange over time. Ensure you deep clean your night guard regularly.

No, SleepRight night guards are not designed to alter your teeth in any way. Instead these guards provide a cushion between your teeth that prevent chips, wear, and cracks as a result of teeth grinding.

INDICATIONS: SleepRight® dental guard is designed to protect teeth and TMJ from clenching and grinding. WARNING: Do not use if you are under 18 years of age and do not allow children under the age of 18 to use this product. Do not use if you have TMJ dysfunction without first consulting a dentist; have teeth or jaw pain; or if the dental guard or any part of the device is broken or damaged. Do not use as an athletic mouth guard. Before using this product, carefully read and understand all directions and consult with your dentist if you have any concerns.

Using this product other than as directed may cause breakage of the product and potential injury. Do not use for more than 8 hours in a 24 hour period. Not for use with dentures, braces or other dental appliances. Do not use for more than 3 months from initial use without consulting your dentist. Ask a dentist before use if you have loose fillings, loose teeth, chipped or broken teeth, loose caps or unfilled cavities; jaw clicking or pain, teeth pain, face pain; difficulty chewing; mouth sores; gum disease or bleeding gums; or respiratory problems. While using this product, see your dentist at least every 6 months. Stop use and see a dentist if you develop loose teeth or a change in your bite; experience pain or other irregularity. Stop use if it easily falls out of your mouth or causes you to gag or choke; you develop bleeding gums, soreness or other reaction inside your mouth.

CAUTION: As with all intra-oral devices, there are inherent risk factors associated with using them. You should proceed with caution while using this product and regularly examine it, before and after each use, for any damage that may present a potential health hazard.