Night Guard Materials: Ensuring Safety with Acrylic, BPA, Phthalates


Our Dental Laboratory understands how important patient safety and comfort are when we’re crafting custom night guards. As questions about the materials used in dental appliances continue to grow, it’s as important as ever that these concerns are addressed. In this article, we delve into the materials used to create night guards, dispelling myths and providing vast clarity to dental clinics & dentists, which will help them make informed decisions about their patient’s oral health.


Addressing Concerns: BPA and Beyond

Debunking Myths: Bisphenol A (BPA)

In recent years, bisphenol A (BPA) has been a topic of great interest. Recognized as a chemical that is found in various plastics, concerns have arisen regarding the potential for BPA to have adverse effects on hormone levels and overall health. Yet, for the sake of misconceptions, it is important to note that BPA is not a primary ingredient in modern dental materials, including night guards.

Ensuring Night Guards Do Not Contain BPA

In our dental laboratory, patient safety is of primary importance. Because of this, we employ only BPA-free materials in the fabrication of our night guards, meeting strict quality standards. So rest assured that our custom night guards  are made with materials that have been subjected to rigorous clinical evaluations.


Phthalates: A Closer Look

The second class of chemicals that have triggered some concerns are phthalates which are frequently used as plasticizers too. Also, medical safety of our patients is a matter we commit to; that is why we refuse the introduction of phthalates in our night guard materials. Our products are free from any kind of phthalates and patients can have trust in their quality and safety.

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA): Rediscovering Misconceptions

Methyl methacrylate, whose presence in acrylic nail applications was widespread, has been a subject of intense study as a result of its health risks. On the other hand, the line between its use as an ingredient in nail salons and its application as a composite in dental appliances needs to be drawn very clearly. Because of their improper use in nail applications there were concerns, but the dental laboratories‘ appliances that are produced by acrylic have a safe curing process, thus any risks of MMA exposure are avoided.

Exploring Night Guard Materials

Soft Night Guards:

First of all, it is essential to remember that comfort is the key to success.

For people who want an improvement in the way they feel and the level of flexibility, soft night guards are the one and only thing to opt for. These night guards are made from ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and ensure you proper fit while maxing out the protection against teeth grinding and clenching. Our soft night guards are subliminally crafted from approved safe and quality material, providing peace of mind for our patients.

Hard Night Guards: Durability and Sturdiness

Our custom made tough night guards, made from hard wearing home cured materials, offer super protection from bruxism (grinding and clenching teeth). These night guards may be resilient enough; however, they first emphasize patient comfort, providing the snuggest fit so that the patient can have a sleeping routine. By the very fact of careful manufacturing we are hard-night guards guarantors of wearability and durability.

Empowering Patients Through Transparency

The question of Dental Service, transparency is therefore fundamental. The patient has a right to know precisely the materials used in making their dental appliances, and what effect the substances may have on their health. Hence our tech savvy team is readily available to respond to any feedback or questions regarding night guard materials. We are confident in promoting an environment where patients have an opportunity to exchange information, increasing patient-centered decision making about their dental treatment.


At our dental laboratory, we will always be there to provide you with quality dental care that we dedicate to the first priority of our patient safety and satisfaction. Together with our challenge-tested materials of the highest grade the customized night guards of ours are without competitors in terms of their comfort, durability and protection features. Centering clarity and patient control, we commit to lead the path of dental treatment. Smart choice with our custom night guards, made to meet your safety and comfort needs.

Schedule a consultation with our dental technical staff who will explain how we design our custom night guards and how we can accommodate your particular preferences and needs. From this point, you will embark on an exciting wellness journey to a more perfect smile.