Frequently Asked Questions
Symptoms of teeth grinding
- Wake up with headaches
- Dull headache starting in the temples
- Flattened, fractured, chipped, or loose teeth
- Increased tooth pain or sensitivity
- Tired or tight jaw muscles, or a locked jaw that won’t open or close completely
- Jaw, neck, or face pain or soreness
- Damage from chewing on the inside of your cheek
- Sleep disruption due to grinding
- Teeth grinding while asleep
What’s the difference between a cheeky night guard and an over-the-counter night guard?
The cheeky night guard is a hard guard which is customized to fit your bite. An over-the-counter night guard is mass produced thermoplastic material. Teeth grinders boil in hot water to soften it and bite into it to try to form it to their teeth.
How thick is the cheeky night guard?
We generally create thicker appliances for our heavier teeth grinders and thinner appliances for our lighter teeth grinders. However, We customize our night guards completely to our teeth grinding subscribers’ preferences. So, basically however you prefer your night guard thickness to be is how thick it will be.
Is a cheeky night guard any different than the one my dentist would make for me?
The cheeky night guard is custom to your mouth, just like the one your dentist would make for you. However, your dentist is diagnosing you as a patient through in person chair time. We are not diagnosing you. We are simply giving you an inexpensive custom night guard as an alternative to the over the counter options on the market.
Why do I need a new night guard every three months?
If you have any experience with night guards, you know how unclean a night guard can become over time. Your night guard collects bacteria during and after every use, putting you at risk of illness or bad breath. Teeth grinders deserve a clean night guard every three months, that is why we made custom night guards inexpensive enough to give it to them.
How do I clean my night guard?
We recommend cleaning your night guard with a toothbrush thoroughly every night before putting it in your mouth. Remember, a fresh one is always three months away. However, we have not found a universally agreed upon way to do it just yet. Hence, the quarterly custom night guard service.
Is there an unsubscribing fee?
Here at cheeky, we do not believe in holding our subscribers hostage. For our tri-monthly and annual subscriptions you can unsubscribe at any time with no fee. However, if you are a monthly subscriber in order to cancel you have to pay the remaining balance of your night guard cycle. Once this is done you are fully unsubscribed.
What happens if my night guard doesn't fit properly?
This is a very rare occurrence. However, if the night guard does not fit properly, email us. We will get you a new impression kit and print you a new guard—free of charge.
When does cheeky ship me my night guard, and when does my credit card get billed?
Cheeky bills differently depending on the subscription package you choose.
We will ship your first night guard to you as as soon as it is ready. Every night guard after that will be sent so that it arrives exactly three months after you received the first one. We will notify you two days before shipping.