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Could mouth guard help with sleep apnea?

Could mouth guard help with sleep apnea?

Yes.: A special mouth guard is constructed by a sleep apnea dentist which pulls your lower jaw forward, enlarging your airway and improving the sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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What are sleep apnea mouth guards?

What are sleep apnea mouth guards?

MAD: Mandibular advancement devices (mad) - they pull the lower jaw forward to open of the lower airway and pull the tongue forward. They can be very effective - but see a sleep specialist who can fit you for one and monitor success. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea and I grind my teeth. How do I use cpak and night guard at same timr?

I have sleep apnea and I grind my teeth. How do I use cpak and night guard at same timr?

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 more

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How does one wear a night guard for preventing grinding of teeth and still use a cpak for sleep apnea?

How does one wear a night guard  for preventing grinding of teeth and still use a cpak for sleep apnea?

Yes, but: Yes, but complex. Use of 2 devices must be coordinated. Best treatment - see a dentist with expertise in TMJ disorders and dental sleep medicine. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop grinding my teeth without sleeping with a mouth guard?

What can I do to stop grinding my teeth without sleeping with a mouth guard?

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 more

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Is it possible to wear a mouth guard when your teeth are clenched during sleep?

Is it possible to wear a mouth guard when your teeth are clenched during sleep?

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 more

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Anyone have an effective cure for clenching your teeth in your sleep, besides mouth guard?

Anyone have an effective cure for clenching your teeth in your sleep, besides mouth guard?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I grind my teeth when i'm sleep and now my jaw and teeth hurt. Would getting a mouth guard help with this?

I grind my teeth when i'm sleep and now my jaw and teeth hurt. Would getting a mouth guard help with this?

Yes: Night guard will relieve stress and prevent excess wear to teeth. It will treat the symptoms, not the cause. It's a bandaid until you can determine why you are grinding and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more