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A bite guard (also known as a stress guard, teeth guard, dental guard or night guard) is a dental appliance that is provided by Boca Perio Implants to protect your teeth from excessive grinding or clenching, Teeth grinding, or bruxism, destroys teeth and can wreck that dazzling smile you have fought so hard to achieve. This bite guard1 is made from the highest industry standard acrylic that is shaped to perfectly fit your teeth. Once prescribed and fitted, these guards are easily inserted and removed by the patient, for optimum convenience.

We will ensure that the bite guard is tight enough on your teeth without being uncomfortable and simple maintenance instructions are given to help you keep your bite guard in the same excellent condition as your teeth.

The dentists at Boca Perio Implants have had extensive training and experience in Bite Guards. We also utilize the industry’s highest quality materials and standards of care. This means you can relax with the knowledge that you are in safe hands!

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About the Procedure

Wearing a bite guard offers many worthwhile advantages:

  • It protects your teeth from the forces of grinding or clenching
  • Since acrylic is softer, grinding against it does not harm the teeth.
  • The forces are distributed more evenly on the whole bite rather than on an individual tooth.
  • The new position of the bite changes the muscle signals to the brain and for many patients the grinding/clenching eases or ceases completely.

In some cases, we also may prescribe thinner bite guards made of a more rubbery material. These are ideal if you suffer from mild bruxism2 during stressful events in life such as during exams or work stress.


1 WebMD. Dental health mouth guards. Available:

2 WebMD. Dental health and teeth grinding (Bruxism). Available:

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get a bite guard from the dentist?

It usually takes around two weeks to get a custom night guard from your dentist.

What is the process of getting a bite guard?

The process involves taking an impression of your teeth, which is then used to create a model of your mouth. The night guard is then made from this model.

Can you wear a bite guard during the day?

Yes, you can wear a bite guard during the day if you need to. However, it is not recommended to wear them all the time as this can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

What is the best way to clean my bite guard?

The best way to clean your night guard is to brush it with toothpaste and water. You can also soak it in denture cleaner overnight.

How often should I replace my bite guard?

You should replace your night guard every one to three years and should consult your dentist the minute you experience discomfort while wearing your bite guard, or notice cracks, tears, or a change in color.

What are the benefits of wearing a bite guard?

There are many benefits to wearing a night guard, including protection from tooth damage and gum recession. Additionally, it can help to prevent TMJ disorder.

Can a bite guard damage teeth?

No, bite guards cannot damage your teeth. However, if you do not clean them properly, they can harbor bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

What is the difference between a custom night guard and an over-the-counter one?

A custom night guard is made to fit your specific mouth anatomy, while an over-the-counter night guard is a one-size-fits-all product. Additionally, custom night guards typically last longer and are more comfortable to wear than over-the-counter ones.

How much does it cost to get a night guard from a dentist?

The cost of a custom night guard from your dentist depends on what materials your dentist uses and what your goals are. Your dentist will be able to explain everything to you upon inquiry.

Can I sleep with my mouthguard in?

Yes, you can sleep with your mouthguard in.

What is the average lifespan of a custom night guard?

A custom night guard can last for a few years (1 – 3 years) depending on patient care, material and the strength of the bite.

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About the Author

Dr. Julian C. Leichter is a Harvard Fellow, and Boca Raton’s trusted leader in periodontics with more than 40 years of experience in natural tooth preservation, and implant preservation. His periodontal techniques continue to nurture many healthy smiles throughout Florida, and beyond.

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