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Dental Mouth Guard For Sleep Apnea
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
CPAP combo: Combination Dental Appliance Therapy with CPAP is very common, cost effective and predictable. However, if your Obstructive Sleep Apnea is mild to moderate Oral Appliance Therapy may replace your mask. See a dental sleep practitioner for consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does one wear a night guard for preventing grinding of teeth and still use a cpak for sleep apnea?
Get a Nightguard: Daytime teeth grinding is a habit which can be reduced, like any other. But it's not easy. You have to constantly remind yourself to keep your teeth slightly apart. Night-time grinding cannot be stopped. It's a permanent pattern in your brainstem. You need a good nightguard. Otc appliances rarely work & often cause more pain. Have your dentist recommend /make the proper nightguard for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The best time to....: If you are referring to a mouth guard used for protection when playing sports, it is possible. Your best option is to wear a night guard made to fit your mouth. It would protect your teeth from the forces exerted on your teeth during grinding. One can do extensive damage to the teeth from the pressure placed on them by grinding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress reduction: First, a mouth guards does not cure clenching. It merely protects your teeth from the wear and tear that clenching produces. Reduction of stress can sometimes be reduced with relaxing techniques such as yoga, exercise, a walk outside in the fresh air, deep breathing exercises, a warm bath or with any hobby or other activity that you enjoy and gets your mind off the stresses of daily life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grind my teeth together at night when i sleep but I have a mouth guard for that and none of my other teeth hurt, so what could the pain be from?
"other": Are you saying that one or more teeth hurt, but the others do not? Could be that your appliance needs an adjustment. Perhaps one or more teeth have other problems, such as decay or fracture. It may be that you'll need to wear your appliance during the day as well as at night, especially if you grind during the day. Has an Orthodontic Specialist ever evaluated your occlusion? Ask your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I grind my teeth when i'm sleep and now my jaw and teeth hurt. Would getting a mouth guard help with this?
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