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Is it okay to use a sports mouthguard than a sleep mouthguard for sleeping?

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Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sure, but . . .

You can use a sports mouthguard for bruxism (grinding your teeth at night), and will protect your teeth from damage as a sleep one would.
But neither one will actually treat the reasons for the grinding of your teeth. A hard mouthguard, and/or medications, plus relaxation therapies are more geared to preventing the grinding; discuss it with your dentist, or one familiar with tmd treatment.

In brief: Sure, but . . .

You can use a sports mouthguard for bruxism (grinding your teeth at night), and will protect your teeth from damage as a sleep one would.
But neither one will actually treat the reasons for the grinding of your teeth. A hard mouthguard, and/or medications, plus relaxation therapies are more geared to preventing the grinding; discuss it with your dentist, or one familiar with tmd treatment.
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