Night guard in Dubai

Actively Defending Your Teeth Against Dental Injuries

Many people grind, clench, or gnash their teeth while asleep. This condition is called bruxism, and it is a consequence of stress. Thus, you will need to wear a dental night guard to help minimize tooth wear and tear caused by overnight grinding and clenching.

Since everyone’s dental patterns are distinctive, our in-house labs at Dr Michael’s Dental Clinic are equipped with modern technology to provide you with custom-fitted night guards. This dental procedure entails taking a digital impression of your teeth and customizing the night guard accordingly.

Benefits of Night Guard

This plastic device, also known as a mouthguard, bite splint, dental guard, or nocturnal bite plate, covers the biting surfaces of the teeth and, in certain cases, all sections of the teeth.

How is a sports guard different from a night guard?

Despite the similarity in their names, a night guard should not be confused with a sports guard, as they both serve different purposes.

While a night guard is crafted to prevent damage to your teeth from grinding and clenching, a sports mouth guard covers your teeth and gums to protect them as well as the soft tissues surrounding your gum area and cheeks from blunt force trauma during sports.


Unlike sports guards, night guards enable your saliva to neutralise acids that can cause cavities and wash away food particles. These orthodontic appliances will help prevent plaque or tartar from developing on your teeth.


A night guard for teeth grinding is usually fitted precisely to your teeth and bite because it aims to minimise damage caused to your teeth’s surfaces from grinding against each other. Since sports guards are made of soft plastic or thicker rubber material, they are not designed to fit your bite.

Who needs a night guard?

Have you been waking up with chronic headaches and jaw pain? Has anyone told you that you grind your teeth in your sleep? If so, a custom night guard might be the solution. Wearing a night guard for jaw clenching and teeth grinding can help protect your teeth from excessive damage and provide relief from joint pain.

If you’ve been told you snore loudly, a night guard can help reduce the possibility of snoring while you sleep. This is possible as night guards increase airflow, helping you to breathe better, virtually eliminating snoring in some individuals, and allowing for a more restful sleep. It can also benefit your sleeping partner tremendously.

Schedule a consultation with one of our dental professionals to get your custom-fitted nightguard.

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Most frequently asked questions

Where you purchase your night guard, and the severity of your bruxism will determine your mouth guard’s cost. Generally, over-the-counter night guards are cheaper than custom-made night guards from a dentist. However, it is important to note that generic over-the-counter night guards are ineffective because of their one-size-fits-all nature, they are neither a comfortable fit to the teeth nor protects your teeth against damage.

A night guard looks similar to the trays used for teeth whitening and covers the biting surfaces of the teeth or in some instances all parts of teeth to protect them from grinding or clenching. It does so by cushioning the effects of grinding and clenching while sleeping. This cushion barrier prevents your teeth from chipping and wearing down.

Yes, it’s important to wear a night guard to bed every night, at least until the symptoms of your bruxism improve. Also, by not wearing your night guard every night, it could still potentially damage your teeth, but only at a much slower pace.

It will depend on how well you care for your night guard. Your night guard itself does not contain anything that will directly cause cavities. Wearing one that isn’t cleaned regularly or doesn’t fit properly can make your teeth more prone to decay. Cracked or damaged nightguards can also increase the risk of cavity development.

Night guards can be an extremely beneficial tool if an individual suffers from bruxism, which involves the grinding and clenching of teeth during sleep. They can guard your teeth against the harsh effects of grinding and clenching, thereby promoting a good night’s sleep.


Generally, the average lifespan of a nightguard is 5 years, but depending on factors like the severity of your grinding, the quality of the appliance, and how well you maintain and care for your night guard; it may need to be replaced within a year or two. High-quality night guards designed by dental specialists will last longer than one-size-fits-all, over-the-counter mouth guards.


No. This is because, if worn at night, sport guards can expose the teeth to infections, as they trap bacteria on the gum’s surface while you sleep since saliva can’t get to the gums. This is why our dentists recommend you get a night guard for good oral health.


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