My dog ate my night guard!
I have a 10 month old Australian Cattle Dog. Her name is Loki. Yes, I named her after the Norse god of mischief. You may say that I was tempting fate. I say that I was just giving in to the inevitable. If you are a dog lover, you know that they like to chew and as a puppy they will chew on just about anything and everything.
Loki has destroyed shoes, socks, and other bits of laundry. She has chewed pencils and pens, gloves and hats, cat toys, and entire boxes of tissue. She chewed a hole in the back of my brand new couch and ate a stack of student homework (in a new twist on an old excuse).
She has plenty of toys and raw hides and she chews on those, too. But today she ate my night guard. My very, very expensive custom night guard purchased from the dentist to protect my teeth from my midnight clenching and grinding. The daily mantras in my house are “It’s a good thing you’re cute” and “I can’t wait until you grow up.”
Written by contributing author Amanda Woodard, Florida State University
Why do dogs seek out night guards and mouth guards?
Dogs (and even some cats) are attracted to the smell of the night guard. It is important to store your night guard in its retainer case when not in use and keep it out of reach. A hard night guard when torn to shreds can become sharp and can be harmful to your pup. If you’re sure your dog had ingested your expensive plastic night guard, call your veterinarian to seek advice.
After My Dog Ate My Night Guard
Through Sentinel Mouthguards you can replace your custom night guard for a fraction of the amount that you pay your dentist. This is because you take your own dental impression and order the mouth guard directly from the lab.
How To Replace Your Night Guard Affordably
Here’s how it works:
Sentinel Mouth Guards sends a dental impression kit with the putty and trays just like they use in the dentist’s office. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to mix the putty, put it in the tray, and make an impression of your teeth. In addition to the written instructions there’s an online video as well. In five minutes the impression will be done, all in the comfort of your own home. Use the prepaid envelope to mail it back to the lab. Your new night guard will be delivered within a week and you will be sleeping easy again for much less money than you paid the dentist for the previous puppy chew toy.
Which Night Guard Type Is Best For You
Need help choosing the right night guard for you? Keep in mind, any custom night guard will protect the teeth from the damages. However, there may be a certain material type that works better for your individual needs. We offer three different material types:
Soft Night Guard– Completely flexible, soft, comfortable material
Hard Night Guard– Rigid, non-flexible, snaps into place
Dual Laminated Night Guard– A hybrid of the two. Soft inner lining. Hard outer shell.
Additionally, we offer a day guard that is virtually undetectable in the mouth. This is a great option for those who need to wear a guard during the day for teeth clenching or grinding but do not wish for it to be seen. This style of guard is cut to hug the back teeth only so that you can smile with confidence!
Rest Easy Knowing Your Night Guard Is Safe To Use
All Sentinel Mouthguards are made using dentist-grade BPA, Phthalate, Latex and free material.
Still not sure which guard to choose? We can help! Contact our customer service specialists Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Easter Time
Dentist-Grade Custom Teeth Whitening$199.00
Custom Sports Mouth Guard$129.00
Clear Dental Retainers$129.00 – $199.00
Tongue and Cheek Biting Relief Guards$179.00
Extreme Hard Night Guard for Heavy Teeth Grinding$189.00
Hard Dental Night Guard for Teeth Grinding and Clenching$129.00
Soft Dental Night Guard for Teeth Grinding and Clenching$119.00
Dual Laminated Night Guard for Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching$129.00
Extra Dental Impression Kit$15.00