FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $60+

Can you use a sports mouth guard for teeth grinding?

3 comments
Can you use a sports mouth guard for teeth grinding?

Can you use a sports mouth guard for teeth grinding?

Many people may be wondering: what's the difference between a sport mouth guard and a dental night guard? Can I use a sport mouth guard for teeth grinding?

We do not recommend using a sports mouth guard to help cure teeth grinding. This article will explain why.

Many of us have grown up seeing pro athletes wear mouth guards and have personally used them while playing sports to protect our teeth. If these mouth guards provide tooth protection, why not just buy a sports mouth guard to protect your teeth from bruxism? Here are 3 important differences between athletic guards and night guards.

To see our article reviewing the "Best teeth grinding mouthguards", please click here.

1) Teeth Coverage

A sports mouth guard is designed to cover both teeth and gums, whereas a night guard is designed to cover the teeths biting surfaces only. Because gum tissue is easily susceptible to irritation and inflammation, having bacteria trapped against your gums over an extended period of time while you sleep will cause your gum health to deteriorate quickly.

If a full coverage mouth guard is worn throughout a nights sleep, the mouths natural cleansing system is hindered enormously. For optimal oral health, the mouth guard must be thin enough to not cover the gums and allow the saliva to flow naturally around the teeth cleansing the mouth and reducing bacteria growth. 

2) Wear Time

A sports mouth guard will most likely be worn for just an hour or two here and there during games, practice, workouts, etc. A night guard will be worn throughout your sleep, for approximately 8 consecutive hours 7 days a week.

Since your mouth is a warm, dark and moist environnement, a mouth guard can easily become a bacterial breeding ground. I wouldn’t want my gums stuck in this bacteria wildfire all night, and you shouldn’t either!

3) The Material

A night guard is meant to protect the teeth from clenching and grinding during sleep and it is fabricated using a material that is not as thick but strong enough to protect the users teeth enamel.

Sport Mouthguard

A sport mouth guard is an appliance that is prescribed to an athlete to protect his teeth from being damaged from a physical blow to the face or an accident. They are usually made with a thicker material in high impact zones and given its purpose, is made to cover the entire jaw, the front teeth and gums. 

For clenchers and grinders reading, we recommend sticking with an oral appliance specific to night bruxism. To all athlete readers, please use your athletic mouth guard for athletic endeavors only.

If you are an athlete who suffers with bruxism, you will want to use two different guards specific to each cause. The purposeful design differences protect in very different ways. 

Best Teeth Grinding Mouthguard
LEARN MORE

For more information on our sports mouth guards, please visit our section entitled " What Sports Use Mouthguards? "

Best Sports Mouthguards on Amazon
Shop Football Mouthguards
Shop Visors and Mouthguards

3 comments

  • http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya3/ – Amoxicillin 500mg Capsules Buy Amoxicillin Online ouv.anou.nxtrndusa.com.egl.fm http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya3/

    - iidigajo
  • http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya3/ – Amoxicillin Without Prescription Buy Amoxicillin Online Without Prescription dcn.wauo.nxtrndusa.com.vte.kl http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya3/

    - utuvucut
  • http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya3/ – Amoxicillin Online Buy Amoxicillin jft.ynda.nxtrndusa.com.wwj.ca http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya3/

    - aogadetjadafa

Post a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

[ BEST-SELLERS ]

MOST POPULAR

Best Seller
Regular price from $35.00 USD
Sale price from $35.00 USD
Regular price
Unit price
per 
Introducing the G1™ Gloves. Designed with superior grip and durability in mind. The palms are infused with NXT-Grip technology for a consistent stick and reinforced stitching for added strength. Th...
Choose Options
Limited Stock NEW
Regular price $25.00 USD
Sale price $25.00 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD
Unit price
per 
The Nxtrnd Football Ski Mask features our signature AirTek™ fabric that keeps you cool and dry, while the tight fit allows for a comfortable fit under your helmet. The short neckline provides optim...
Best Seller
Regular price from $19.00 USD
Sale price from $19.00 USD
Regular price
Unit price
per 
Introducing the XTD™ Padded Football Socks. Made of a unique moisture-wicking fabric that keeps your feet cool and dry, no matter the conditions. The underfoot of the sock is textured to help lock ...
Choose Options
SELLING FAST
Regular price $20.00 USD
Sale price $20.00 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD
Unit price
per 
Introducing the TWO™ Mouthguard. With its X-Grip bite-pads, oversized NXT breathing hole, and reinforced strap system, this mouthguard is designed to make big plays on the field. Try the TWO™ Mouth...
Regular price from $19.00 USD
Sale price from $19.00 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD
Unit price
per 
Introducing the XTD™ Padded Football Socks. Made of a unique moisture-wicking fabric that keeps your feet cool and dry, no matter the conditions. The underfoot of the sock is textured to help lock ...
Choose Options
Regular price from $19.00 USD
Sale price from $19.00 USD
Regular price
Unit price
per 
Designed to protect the legs from turf burns and skin abrasions. Made from our unique cotton/nylon blend that wicks away moisture to keep the calves cool, dry, and compressed. The Nxtrnd™ Scrunch L...
Choose Options
Best Seller NEW
Regular price $19.00 USD
Sale price $19.00 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD
Unit price
per 
Designed with the latest microfiber technology to keep your hands dry and your football visor clean. This ultra-absorbent towel is lightweight, thin, and quick drying. Featuring a hook and loop clo...
Regular price from $35.00 USD
Sale price from $35.00 USD
Regular price
Unit price
per 
Introducing the G1™ Gloves. Designed with superior grip and durability in mind. The palms are infused with NXT-Grip technology for a consistent stick and reinforced stitching for added strength. Th...
Choose Options
Almost Gone
Regular price $20.00 USD
Sale price $20.00 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD
Unit price
per 
The TRF™ Football Turf Tape is designed to be long lasting and protect the skin against turf burns, scrapes, blisters, calluses, and abrasion. This flexible tape is made extra wide and thick to pro...
Best Seller
Regular price $20.00 USD
Sale price $20.00 USD
Regular price
Unit price
per 
The AirTek™ Arm Sleeves feature our durable performance material designed to wick moisture and provide optimal compression. AirTek™ is a 4-way stretch, super soft fabric that is form-fitting and ab...
Choose Options