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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clean it: Black mold can cause localized and possible systemic infection. Clean it first by placing it in a container with denture cleanser or 2-3 drops of ble ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience Dentistry
Guards aid athletes: Mouthguards can protect teeth, jaw joints and reduce the chance of concussions. Newer guards also improve endurance, strength, stability, flexibility ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Mouth guards collect bacteria, plaque and tartar may accumulate. Very important to thoroughly clean after each wearing. Hard plastic guards will di ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Irritation/allergy: Try taking some Claritin in the morning and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night to relieve itching.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
39 years experience Dentistry
By use: Be aware that all mouth guards will wear out. The biggest problem may be using them too long. Depending on the sport and duration you should get a new ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Brush or soak: Do you brush the guard or soak it in a proper solution? That will help get the bacteria off it that causes the foul smell. It should be done at least ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Highly Unlikely: A guard which fits adequately & is worn only a few hours a day (or night) cannot move your teeth. However, an ill-fitting (non-professional) guard can ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Keep on trying : A custom made moth guard is more comfortable that one that you buy in a store or online. These can be adjusted. See your dentist for this. Sometimes ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
ENT,dentist or psych: Talk to your dentist, an ear/nose/throat (ENT) specialist, and/or a psychiatrist about your problem - until someone can help you fix it.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Be careful: Apnea is a serious issue that can be life threatening. There are FDA approved dental appliances that can be useful if administered in consultation wit ... Read More

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