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Fitting A Mouthguard
No: Sports mouth guars are designed to prevent dramatic damage to teeth and surrounding tissues, and to reduce the chance of concussion. Occlusal Orthotics are designed to help stabilize your occlusion, prevent untoward wear, and protect the jaw joint. Over-use of an athletic mouthguard can actually cause joint damage. Would you use an Ace elbow support for a damaged knee? See your Dentist for Rx. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: A sports mouthguard as well as other oral appliances(snore/sleep apnea, night guards, etc.), can be worn over crowns or caps. They can be made to fit normally and protect the teeth and gums. They also limit concussions. There could be a problem fitting an old appliance over a new crown because of changes in shape or size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Store bought : Store bought generic mouth guards might be better than nothing for protection in contact sports, but do not offer the best protection, nor are they as comfortable. Consider a dentist fabricated custom one as a significantly better alternative. For players who spend so much money and time in sports, the additional cost is well worth it. Even generic should not change alignment 4 amount of time worn. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
See ur Orthodontist: You need an Orthodontic Mouthguard to fit around your braces with room to permit tooth movement. Any qualified Orthodontic Specialist will be able to help you. A Mouthguard made to your exact tooth position today, that does not permit corrective tooth movement, is counterproductive. ...Read more
Maybe: Many times the terms are used interchangeably. There are times when a occlusal guard is made to treat jaw problems, tmd, headaches and neck and shoulder aches. They are more complicated, cost more, and are more beneficial . They can't be purchased over the counter. They are made for your specific problem and have a custom fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm fighting an MMA match and need a mouth guard, but I wear full dentures. Do I wear them and a boil-fit guard, or out with a custom mouth guard?
I imagine it can....: However, it does not have to be that way. With some adjustments the pain can be eliminated. By carefully fitting the appliances upon initial delivery the discomfort can be minimized. With proper adjustments and an attitude of persistence, comfort can be obtained. Many patients are very pleased with a denture and partial denture.... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is better for cleaning a extra soft toothbrush or a soft toothbrush? im wearing vivera retainers after invisalign treatment at night.
Either one: Either one should be fine. It's more how you brush your teeth than whether it's a soft or extra soft toothbrush. We just don't recommend a medium or hard toothbrush normally. Your own dentist or dental hygienist can go over the technique with you and recommend one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should fit snug: A partial denture has some getting used to. You must make sure you have it in place properly first. Once it is positioned properly, it should fit snug up against the other teeth. The hooks and wires should fit around the other teeth very well. I'd recommend seeing your dentist for a checkup so he or she can demonstate to you how to properly insert and remove it. Plus, make any adjustments. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
NO: Boil and bite mouthguards fit poorly and therefore would not retain your teeth in their improved position. Your orthodontic treatment will have then been wasted time as your teeth will shift out of their improved position. Retainers may be removable or bonded wire to the "tongue-side) of the teeth have your dentist construct precise fitting retainers to keep your teeth in their new position. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NO: Bruxism is the term for this and it indicates as surely as anything can that the limbic system of the brain is in a marginal metabolic state.The easiest way to cause this is through a diet that is filles with "empty calories" partularly sweets. Look at my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" which you can google. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I wear my custom made bruxism night guard for basketball or do I have to get a sports mouth guard?
Sports mouth guard: Different material, different function. Please have Dentist make you a custom-fit sports mouth guard for best protection from tooth damage, jaw fracture damage, and concussion damage. An occlusal orthotic (night guard) will not provide trauma protection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Night guards, whether hard or soft, are made to your existing occlusion. That means when you put it on it negates whatever orthodontic correction was made while it was off. Please discuss this with your orthodontist. Know that as teeth straighten grinding often disappears. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers