St Leonards Dental Centre

Can you use a mouthguard as an occlusal splint?

No, you can't use your sports mouth guard for night grinding.  Each appliance has it own purpose and design. A mouthguard is a protective barrier and is worn to help cushion a blow to the face, minimising the risk of injuries to your lips, tongue, face, and jaw and broken teeth.

While an occlusal splint  is worn to protect teeth from teeth grinding during sleep