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The 3 types of mouthguards for teeth grinding

There are three types of mouth guards for grinding & clenching:

  • Over The Counter Mouthguards (OTC Mouthguards).
  • Boil & Bite Mouthguards
  • Custom Fitted Dentist Guards

1. Over The Counter (OTC) Mouthguards

Ready to wear out of the box without adjustments, over the counter mouthguards are usually the cheapest mouth guards available. Because they are usually non-moldable, these mouthguards tend to not fit well and can be bulky, uncomfortable and create difficulties breathing. In addition, because of the poor fit, OTC mouthguards offer limited protection against night time teeth grinding. At Rise Oral, we do not recommend such models for our customers.

2. Boil & Bite Mouthguards For Teeth Grinding

Found in almost every pharmacy, these mouthguards allow a better and more comfortable fit than OTC mouth guards. The customization process is obtained by placing the guard in hot water and then molding it around your teeth using your fingers and tongue. While boil & bite mouthguards are preferred over non-moldable night guards, they sometimes can be bulky and uncomfortable to wear while sleeping.

For this reason, it is important you purchase a model properly designed and made from the right materials such as the RiseGuard. Made of unique thin materials than remain comfortable and protective in the mouth, the RiseGuard has be named one of the best mouth guards for teeth grinding by critics on Amazon and across multiple bruxism forums. 

3. Custom-fitted Dental Night Guards

Dentist made mouth guards for teeth grinding are usually the best available. Being individually made-to-fit at a professional dental laboratory using an impression of your teeth, they offer the good comfort and protection. However, they usually cost approximately $400 or more and are not usually covered by insurance and don't come with warranties.

It's important to note that the fitting process involves multiple appointments where the dental specialist will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a laboratory for the guards’ fabrication. If you have the extra money and time, this option will be the best for you.

What Night Guard Should you get?

Introducing the RiseGuard™, the world’s first at home, impression-less, professional night guard. At Rise Oral, we know that nothing is more energy draining than waking up with jaw pain, a headache, and sensitive teeth.

This soft and comfortable night guard fits comfortably over your teeth while leaving your gums unobstructed for optimal oral health. Best for light to mild teeth grinding, the RiseGuard ensures a customized fit to protect your teeth and reduce jaw muscle pain. Made from a proprietary material blend that is flexible, thin and soft, this night guard will effectively protect your teeth enamel and can be used for approximately 6 months to 2 years.

The only at-home mouthguard with a perfect fit!



Each Rise Night Guard is made of our proprietary TP-EVA material that, when heated, perfectly molds to the shape of your teeth providing optimal comfort and protection.

If you’re a night grinder, a biter, a gnasher or a clencher, you owe it to yourself to give your teeth a break. Get the comfort and protection of a professional dental guard without leaving the comfort of your home and without the outrageous price tag.

Choose a grinding mouth guard from our best 2021 list and stop wearing down those teeth before it's too late!

Best Mouthguard For Teeth Grinding