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A 43-year-old member asked:

please help! what is the most comfortable mouth guard?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Over the counter: Hard to say. Everyone is different. Probably the best answer would be to see your dentist. You might also check the pharmacy, and try an over the counter mouty guard. You may have to try several types to find the best one for you.
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
Orthodontics 30 years experience
All Depends: There are many mouth guards that are comfortable. It all depends on what the use for the mouth guard is. For sports, you would want protection over the most comfortable. For grinding/clenching, a hard horse shoe type mouth guard is good too. Once it is known what the reason for the mouthguard is, the easier it would be to answer.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Everyone's different: Whether you're talking about an athletic mouth guard or a night guard for dental occlusion issues, the best person to answer this is your Dentist. That's who knows you and what would work best for your issues.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long will take to get a custom fit mouth guard from the dentist?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Depends: You would have to address this with your dentist as times may vary.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Foul taste in mouth from mouth guard. What to do?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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 once a day.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Why would a nighttime mouth guard warn you against using it if you have tmj?

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Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry 35 years experience
If..: If this is an over the counter type mouthgauard, it may be designed only for protecting the teeth. Many studies have shown worsening of symptoms of TMJ using over the counter type guards. They dont fit well and are not adjusted to your dentition. Its best to get a custom guard from your dentist.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: mouth guard?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Mouth Guard: A mouthguard (also known as a mouth protector, mouth piece or gumshield) is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. Mouthguards are most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism or tmd. http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/mouth+guard.
A 40-year-old member asked:

My night mouth guard keeps falling out of place, what can I do to keep it firm?

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Dr. Jeffrey Dalin
Dentistry 41 years experience
Mouthguard fit: Go see your dentist. He/she might be able to reline it to make it fit tighter. Good luck.

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