bruxism and teeth grinding

PROTECT YOUR SMILE WITH SOVA NIGHT GUARD

SOVA dental guard

Discover the key to safeguarding your precious smile with SOVA Night Guard. This advanced dental protection technology ensures you sleep with confidence, shielded by the comfort and durability of SOVA. Embrace a worry-free night’s rest while safeguarding your teeth from the impacts of teeth grinding without breaking the bank.

clinically proveN to be as effective as a dentist-made guard*

+ Custom comfort without impressions

+ Works with braces when fitted by dentist

+ Re-mouldable up to 20 times

+ Free from BPA, BPS, Latex, PVC and Phthalates

+ Made in USA

*Gerstner, G., Yao, W., Siripurapu, K., Aljanabi, H., Decker, A., Ludkin, D., Sinacola, R., Frimenko, K., Callaghan, K., Penoyer, S., & Tewksbury, C. (2020). Over-the-counter bite splints: A randomized controlled trial of compliance and efficacy. Clinical and experimental dental research6(6), 626–641. https://doi.org/10.1002/cre2.315

what is bruxism?

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is a medical term referring to teeth grinding or jaw clenching. It is estimated to affect over 80% of the population at some stage in their life. Left untreated, bruxism can lead to a number of side effects for the sufferer, which can be both painful and persistent.

Possible symptoms include: migraines and headaches on waking, stiff neck and jaw, ear ache, poor sleep quality and damage to teeth. With the exception of the latter, there is little that implies bruxism could be at the root of the problem, which is often the reason that it remains heavily overlooked and underdiagnosed in the UK.

signs and treatments of bruxism

Signs and treatments

A general lack of awareness amongst the public, and the wide range of symptoms, means that it is common for those exhibiting signs to consult their GP for advice without considering their dentist. Typically, this leads to ineffective treatments that do not stop the pain from occurring.

Habitual bruxing will affect the physical appearance of the teeth, with obvious dental signs, including tooth surface loss or cracked and broken teeth. In addition to dental issues, bruxism can cause referred muscular pain in the head and neck, abnormalities in jaw mobility and can also be a symptom of other conditions including Myofasciai Pain Syndrome.

Due to a high percentage of cases being caused by stress and anxiety, behavioural therapy may play an important role for some sufferers. Other treatment options include: Botox, muscle relaxants, as well as medications. However for habitual bruxers, a mouthguard that is placed over the upper or lower front teeth to reduce teeth contact may be the only viable option. 

what causes bruxism

What causes Bruxism?

Why bruxism occurs is not always dear, though there are a number of contributing factors. The NHS website suggests:

  • Stress – the most likely cause of bruxism, most sufferers of stress and anxiety are often unaware that they are bruxing. Stress and anxiety, whether job or lifestyle related, can often lead to disrupted sleep patterns and restlessness. 
  • Lifestyle – substances such as tobacco, caffeine and alcohol have all been linked as co-factors of bruxism. Known to affect sleep, bruxism rates are significantly higher for individuals who use these psychoactive substances.
  • Sleep disorders – snorers, and those suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea or sleep paralysis are more likely to suffer from bruxism. OSA seems to be the highest risk factor, as the snorting and gasping can result in clenching and grinding.

why sova?

HYGIENIC AND RE-MOULDABLE

Suitable to Use with Braces

Loved by dentists and patients alike, SOVA eliminates the need to remove your guard while you talk, breathe, and drink making it the most hygienic night guard option on the market. SOVA ultra-thin guards can remain in your mouth even if you need to communicate. Built-in perforations make it possible to hydrate without taking the guard out. Thinner than other night guards, so you can breathe easily with SOVA. It is the only custom-fit night guard that can be re-moulded up to 20 times, so it guarantees a perfect fit.

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NATURAL AIR AND SALIVA FLOW

+ Talk and Communicate

+ Breath Easily

+ Drink and Hydrate

ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY

+ Biodegradable Guard

+ Recyclable Storage Case

+ 100% Recycled Packaging

FAQ's

It all depends on how well you take care of it. Cleaning it after each use with your toothbrush and regular toothpaste or rinsing it with mouthwash will extend the life of your mouth guard considerably. Also, keeping it clean and letting it dry before storing will keep the germs at bay. The material itself will withstand harsh biting and chewing, but we still recommend you replace your SOVA™ after five months to make sure that you have a perfect mouth guard every time you use it.

Yes, absolutely! Always take your SOVA™ Night Guard to be professionally fitted by your orthodontist or dentist. This is important because when the material is soft during fitting it may bond with other materials. Your orthodontist will use a string of wax or some other type of barrier as a shield between the brackets and SOVA™ Night Guard. Please don’t try this on your own.

Sova Night Guard is made for ages 11 and up.  If under 11 years old, consult your dental provider.

Not a problem. One of the many unique features of SOVA™ Night Guard is that it has built in memory. When you want to remould, simply put it back into hot water. Then watch it straighten out and return to its original shape regardless of how long it has been since you last moulded it. 

You can certainly wear a SOVA™ Night Guard on your both top and bottom teeth. It’s a matter of preference. Wearing two will give you even better protection.

There are absolutely no dangerous chemicals like BPA (Bisphenol A), Phthalates or PVC in our products. In fact, it’s even bio-compostable, so if you drop it on the ground and forget it there, it will eventually break down and turn into soil. SOVA uses recyclable material in the packaging too.

Yes! The SOVA™ Night Guard can protect your teeth from the harmful effects of both daytime and night-time grinding and clenching.

Rinse your SOVA™ thoroughly in lukewarm tap water and soap after each use. Alternatively, the mouth guard can be brushed with a regular toothbrush or non-abrasive, non-whitening toothpaste. Carefully rinse and dry before storing your SOVA™ at room temperature, and use a case to keep it safe and clean!

WHAT WE OFFER?

Explore our dedicated over-the-counter solution for bruxism and teeth grinding, emphasizing the unparalleled benefits of the SOVA night guard. Proven to be as effective as a dentist-made guard, it offers matching quality and protection at just a fraction of the price. Designed to counter the detrimental effects of bruxism, SOVA guards stand out as a reliable solution for those grappling with teeth grinding issues. Offering a perfect blend of comfort and durability, these night guards are meticulously crafted with advanced materials to adapt to your unique bite, ensuring an undisturbed night’s sleep. Say goodbye to the discomfort and potential damage caused by bruxism – opt for SOVA and prioritize your oral health. Discover the superior protection and comfort provided by SOVA night guards; take the first step towards safeguarding your smile today.