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Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Guarding (Overview)

Guarding = involuntary tensing of abdominal wall muscles to guard against pain when pressed. This is related to inflammation of abdominal organs.


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Loose teeth caused by night guard or grinding?

Loose teeth caused by night guard or grinding?

Nightguard: You need to make sure that your night guard fits properly. You do not want to much force on a sigle tooth. You should see your dentist to make sure it is fitting properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
105 doctors shared insights

Guarding (Overview)

Guarding = involuntary tensing of abdominal wall muscles to guard against pain when pressed. This is related to inflammation of abdominal organs.


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I don't have access to a night guard and I have a jaw clenching problem. What can I use in the mean time to stop myself from clenching so much?

I don't have access to a night guard and I have a jaw clenching problem. What can I use in the mean time to stop myself from clenching so much?

Relaxation technique: If night clenching-try to do some type of relaxation prior to going to bed as night time teeth clenching is often(but not always) a subconscious release of daily tension and stress). Try not to do work, or read an intense story or even watch the news before going to bed because that additional stress can set off your clenching episodes. Also, see a dentist for a custom made mouth guard ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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I have TMJ and wear a mouth guard . My masseter muscle has been in spasm for a long time now . What is the best way to treat?

I have TMJ and  wear a mouth guard . My masseter muscle has been in spasm for a long time now . What is the best way to treat?

Moist heat: Moist heat will aid in muscle tenderness and will help to alleviate the Lactic Acid buildup in the masseter resulting in spasm. If discomfort persists, see your dentist to check appliance for imbalance. ...Read more

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How is a dislocated TMJ meniscus treated? If mouth guard and nsaids are not an option.

How is a dislocated TMJ meniscus treated? If mouth guard and nsaids are not an option.

Why?: Why are night guards and nsaids not an option? While not the end all, they may play a role in helping you achieve comfort and function. I would suggest you see a dentist with extensive training and experience treating patients with tmd\tmjoint problems. The problem is often complex and takes time to resolve. A proper diagnosis and treatment plan is key! ...Read more

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Is there a custom made guard i can use during the daytime? Tried other options with less than satisying results. Bite is excellent.

Is there a custom made guard i can use during the daytime? Tried other options with less than satisying results. Bite is excellent.

Yes: There are custom made guards (bite guards) you can recur. Not sure what the problem. Assume TMJ , as this is the most common cause of wearing bite guards. An oromaxillar surgeon would be able to help, or a dentist, but probably not every single one. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gum pain after wearing night guard?

What is the best treatment for gum pain after wearing night guard?

Adjust the guard: You need to go back to your dentist to have the night guard adjusted so that it isn't putting pressure on your gums. ...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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How can I get rid of oral thrush from my mouth guard?

How can I get rid of oral thrush from my mouth guard?

Clean it: first brush carefully an d thoroughly w soft toothbrush. Discard the brush. Soak mouthguard in 1 part chlorox, 3 parts water, for 2 hours. Rinse thoroughly. Place into cup, cover with water, drop In a denture cleaner tablet. Let soak for 30 minutes. At this point your Mouthguard will be clean. Keep it that way, and see your Dentist to be treated for Thrush infection. ...Read more

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What symptoms to expect after four days of quiting drugs?

Be careful: It depends on the drug. Getting off some just will make you miserable. Stopping some cold turkey can kill you. Check with your doctor before stopping any drugs legal or not. ...Read more

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Is there a better way to clean my night guard? When i got my night guard, my dentist said all i needed to do to clean it was soak it with some of those denture tablets every other week, and rinse it off after waking up. I've been doing both of those thing

Is there a better way to clean my night guard? When i got my night guard, my dentist said all i needed to do to clean it was soak it with some of those denture tablets every other week, and rinse it off after waking up. I've been doing both of those thing

The : The one thing you do not want to clean a nightguard with is toothpaste/toothbrush. This can be abrasive to the guard, and bacteria/stain can accumulate very quickly. I advise warm-soapy water. Using a little bit of hand soap and rinsing it off completely is what is best. ...Read more

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What tends to trigger anger outbursts in children?

What tends to trigger anger outbursts in children?

Setting no limits: Children need boundaries. When none are given, they become spoiled, angry, out of control, hating the world and everyone in it. Responding to every outburst with a calm, "no" and a reasonable punishment will reinforce there are limits/boundaries that are not to be crossed. They will learn not to do that. Calm patience and consistency is all you need. More about teaching the adult then the child. ...Read more

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I keep grinding holes into mouth guard, how can I prevent this?

I keep grinding holes into mouth guard, how can I prevent this?

ENT,dentist or psych: Talk to your dentist, an ear/nose/throat (ENT) specialist, and/or a psychiatrist about your problem - until someone can help you fix it. ...Read more

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I m 29yrs taking telma 40mg daily for bp, also use night guard to avoid tooth grind, for last 1 month sometimes i can not speak for some second.Cause?

I m 29yrs taking telma 40mg daily for bp, also use night guard to avoid tooth grind, for last 1 month sometimes i can not speak for some second.Cause?

May be you have Jaw : You can not speak is because your jaw is getting luck? If this is an issue, try to find a neuromuscular dentist in your area and have them evaluate your bite and your tmj. ...Read more

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Where can I get thumb guards to help children stop sucking their thumbs?

Where can I get thumb guards to help children stop sucking their thumbs?

They don't work: Putting something on the thumb does not work, behavioral modification programs are much more helpful. ...Read more

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Is ts inherited?

Is ts inherited?

Need More Info: Which "ts" are you referring to? Tuberous sclerosis, tourette's syndrome, turner syndrome, torkelson syndrome, tay-sachs disease, torch syndrome, and many more less common uses of the abbreviation. ...Read more

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Would a prescription, nightly mouth guard raise the risk of cavities? If so, how?

Not normally: Normal maintenance and care of your night guard and teeth should not raise the risk of tooth decay. I would recommend that you brush your night guard before and after use, and once a week soak it in 1/2-n-1/2 minty mouth wash (not listerenetm) for 5-10 mins. To freshen and clean the appliance. I recommend that the appliance be stored in water when not in use. I hope this helps answer this questio. ...Read more

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Is it nessecary to have all the risk factors to be prone to have c.a.d, or one or two are enough to make someone prone to it?

Is it nessecary to have all the risk factors to be prone to have c.a.d, or one or two are enough to make someone prone to it?

Add up: Each risk factor for vascular disease "add together" to increase your overall risk for vascular disease. So if you smoke and have a family history and have an unfavorable cholesterol profile your risk of vascular disease is greater than if you only smoke and have a family history of vascular disease. Hope this helps, and again, know that every risk factor counts. ...Read more

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Are the drugstore night-guards any good?

Are the drugstore night-guards any good?

Store night-guards: The store-bought night guards that you try to form to the teeth just don't fit very well. The custom-made professional mouth guards fit snugly. They almost 'snap' in. You do not have to keep your teeth together to keep them in. Ask your dentist to fit you with a custom made mouth guard. ...Read more

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