A 41-year-old member asked:
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help please! when should i replace my mouth guard?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Mazin Kizy
22 years experience Dentistry
Worn or uncomfortabe: When it is uncomfortable to wear or too worn down. If you are not sure check with your dentist.
Answered on Aug 29, 2015
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Mouth guard: Sports mouth guard should be replaced if worn, damaged, or ill fitting. Night guard for grinding/clenching/TMJ should be replaced if function altered, if worn or damaged, or if new restoration causes change in fit/function. If in doubt, see your Dentist.
Answered on Aug 29, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
The lifespan of MG: It depends on the material the mouth guard is made of and on the strength of your teeth, muscles and jaws. Replace it when you notice that it is getting loose, worn out, cracked, damaged or broken.
Answered on Aug 29, 2015

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