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A 39-year-old member asked:

please point me to where i can get a mouth guard from?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Mouthguard: See your local dentist. Any dentist should be able to fabricate a custom mouth guard for you. They are far superior to generic otc mouth guards.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Store or dentist: tore-bought mouth-guards are inexpensive, but because they are intended to fit a variety of mouths, they tend to be less comfortable and less safe than are custom-made mouth guards. Also the materials used to make store-type mouth-guards are not as durable as those used in the dental office for the custom-made. Call you dentist today!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Athletic vrs night: Athletic mouth guards, to protect teeth while playing sports, can be purchased at drug or sporting goods stores (Dental section) for just a few dollars. If athletic competition is a serious part of lifestyle, best solution is have Dentist make custom alliance. Night Guards (Occlusal Orthotic) should be made and adjusted by Dentist to reduce TMJ symptoms.

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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.
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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