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How long do you have to wear night guard for bruxism?

How long do you have to wear night guard for bruxism?

Months to year: It depends largely on the degree of the problem, the body's response to the treatment, long enough treatment that recurrence not likely. Must be guided by the professional treating you for this problem. ...Read more

Night Guard (Definition)

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Can children wear night guards? Our seven year old son grinds his teeth at night, and I've worn a night guard for bruxism for many years as an adult. Do they have the same things for kids, and if so, do they have to always get new ones due to growth? .

Can children wear night guards? Our seven year old son grinds his teeth at night, and I've worn a night guard for bruxism for many years as an adult. Do they have the same things for kids, and if so, do they have to always get new ones due to growth? .

Many: Many children grind their teeth. It is normal, and is a part of jaw and muscle development. It I also our bodies' reaction to stress, and as a parent, you know that growing up is stressful.
Follow the advise of dr. Davantzis: lots of love and regular visits to the pediatric dentist are exactly what the doctor ordered.
Best wishes,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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How long before a night guard for bruxism can reduce jaw pain? My dentist had a night guard made for me to stop my bruxism and jaw pain a week ago, but I still have jaw pain when I wake up in the morning. How long does it take for the pain to go away? .

How long before a night guard for bruxism can reduce jaw pain? My dentist had a night guard made for me to stop my bruxism and jaw pain a week ago, but I still have jaw pain when I wake up in the morning. How long does it take for the pain to go away? .

Should be better: My patients typically see improvements within 24 hours. If they don't I start thinking about changing the appliance, is my patient really bruxing, and other alternatives.
I am assuming you have the correct design because only 2 out of over 100 designs reduce clenching and the others have no effect or increase bruxing. ...Read more

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How long before my bruxism night guard makes any difference to the jaw?

It varies: Some people get immediate relief from pain within a few days. Others take longer. Some people do not get much relief unless they wear it more than just at night. For some individuals, full time use of the guard is needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my bruxism night guard to alleviate the jaw pain?

How long does it take for my bruxism night guard to alleviate the jaw pain?

Depends: How severe is your tmj/tmd? Is it muscle or myofacial pain you're experiencing. Is your bite way off? Do you have parafunctional habits... Sometimes, simply just having a guard or splint is not enough. Check with your dentist or TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Can I wear my custom made bruxism night guard for basketball or do I have to get a sports mouth guard?

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 more

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Can a child wear an adult night guard for teeth grinding?

Can a child wear an adult night guard for teeth grinding?

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 more

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How long is a night guard supposed to last? I've had my night guard for teeth grinding for a little over two years, but it already seems to be not fitting right and slipping out of my mouth. Is two years a normal amount of time before having to get a new

How long is a night guard supposed to last? I've had my night guard for teeth grinding for a little over two years, but it already seems to be not fitting right and slipping out of my mouth. Is two years a normal amount of time before having to get a new

A: A properly made, hard, night guard, designed for bruxing/clenching should last for about 5 years. The acrylic material is designed for that. However there are people who will go thorough it at a much faster rate.
You must go back to your dentist, have it inspected, and have it replaced as needed. ...Read more

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How effective is a pharmacy-bought night guard for bruxism?

Mediocre at best: They are not custom fit, they are likely to be a bit soft and chewy and like an athletic mouth guard they can be chewed through easily. If you are a light bruxer you may be fine but more likely you would benefit from a custom fit firm durable appliance made by your dentist. ...Read more

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Bruxism: is it possible for a night guard to change your bite?

Bruxism: is it possible for a night guard to change your bite?

Yes: Wearing a night guard has been known to change the bite, or how the teeth come together. It does not aways happen but there is research indicating it does and I have noticed the same thing with some of my patients.
Sometimes it can be temporary and other times it can be permanent. ...Read more

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Is bruxism ever cured? My dentist told me I'm grinding my teeth and will need a night guard. Once diagnosed with bruxism, is it something that i'll have for the rest of my life, or does it ever go away? .

Good question: There are many reasons for bruxism, it can be from stress or from a bad -parafunctional malocclusion bite problem, or from bad dreams, airway issues, --- you even brux, clench when you do weight lifting at the gym... There are so many factors... Just remember attrition, if a river can carve the grand canyon, your teeth will definitely wear away in time without protection. ...Read more

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Does a night guard actually stop teeth grinding? My dentist recommended a night guard for my bruxism, but it's so expensive! Will it stop me from grinding my teeth and clenching my jaw? If not, why should I get one? .

It is recommended: Night time clenching, may cause tooth wear, and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any way to fix teeth worn down by bruxism? The front teeth on the bottom of my mouth have been quite worn down by grinding my teeth. I now have a night guard, so it should at least put a stop to it, but I'm wondering if there's anything I can to

Is there any way to fix teeth worn down by bruxism? The front teeth on the bottom of my mouth have been quite worn down by grinding my teeth. I now have a night guard, so it should at least put a stop to it, but I'm wondering if there's anything I can to

This: This is a great question! And a complicated answer. Yes, your teeth can be restored, but due to all of your grinding over the years, you've probably worn down alot of your back teeth, too.

To create some space to make your lower (and possibly upper) front teeth longer, your dentist will also need to make your posterior (back) teeth taller. Dentists call this "opening the bite". Your dentist will be trying to increase your vertical dimension to give him/her room to work.

I'm not sure what the condition of your posterior teeth are, but as you can see, your request might involve a bit of restorative work. You may need crowns plus root canals and posts, so an extensive exam with radiographs would be necessary to properly treatment plan you. ...Read more

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How do I stop my teeth grinding without using a night guard?

How do I stop my teeth grinding without using a night guard?

Make sure you: Have been check and rule out you do not have sleep apnea, second try to reduce stress in your life with some meditation and exercise. ...Read more

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What is a good night guard for grinding teeth? Upper or lower?

What is a good night guard for grinding teeth? Upper or lower?

Dentist made: The best brux guard is fabricated by a dentist and either on the top or bottom jaws are equally effective. However, if you have pain during the day from clenching, then a bottom brux guard can be worn with minimal speech impediments. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

Short-lived habit: For most kids this habit is short-lived. The vast majority will outgrow it by age 7 and no treatment or night guards are needed. ...Read more

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What is the most effective night guard to combat teeth grinding?

What is the most effective night guard to combat teeth grinding?

Night Guards: There are so many types of night guard appliances which are designed to meet the individual and unique needs of the patient as well as a patient's tolerance. This is a question for you and your dentist to explore. Keep in mind that the time it takes to get used to an appliance, varies from person to person. ...Read more

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Is swallowing pieces of plastic from night guard for grinding teeth dangerous?

No: Anything tiny and non-toxic that is small enough to be ground off a guard by teeth activity, if undigestable, will pass harmless through your GI tract and be eliminated in your stool. Don't give it a second thought. ...Read more

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Teeth grinding at night - will a custom night guard work better than a over-the-counter one?

Teeth grinding at night - will a custom night guard work better than a over-the-counter one?

Absolutely: A custom night guard will fit better and can be adjusted and is best suited for the intended purpose. ...Read more

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My dentist made a custom night guard for my teeth grinding. How do I know if it fits properly? It feels like its pressing front teeth back

My dentist made a custom night guard for my teeth grinding. How do I know if it fits properly? It feels like its pressing front teeth back

Check with dentist: Your appliance should fit snug and be retentive, but it shouldn't make your teeth feel the way you're explaining. Double check with your dentist, may just need adjustment... ...Read more

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Last night, I wore a new night guard for my teeth grinding. I woke up with dizziness and a little nauseau. Are these symptoms from night guard?

Last night, I wore a new night guard for my teeth grinding. I woke up with dizziness and a little nauseau. Are these symptoms from night guard?

Possible?: Yu might be grinding a lot with the introduction of this new mouth guard to your mouth. Monitor for the next few days, if it doesn't get better slowly, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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If I grind my teeth at night, can I use invisalign? I've ground my teeth at night for a long time, and have a night guard. I would like to get my teeth straightened, hopefully with invisalign, but don't know if i'd be able to wear the night guard and alig

If I grind my teeth at night, can I use invisalign? I've ground my teeth at night for a long time, and have a night guard. I would like to get my teeth straightened, hopefully with invisalign, but don't know if i'd be able to wear the night guard and alig

Be careful: Invisalign is only about half as effective as braces in the hands of a qualified orthodontic specialist. In the hands of gp, less so. And it's usually more expensive. Your grinding may indicate a number of different occlusal problems. Don't be fooled by tv advertising. Go see an orthodontist for a qualified opinion. Make a decision based on your personal need, not on the hardware. ...Read more

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How long do you wear a soft splint night guard for. My dentist said Its to relax my muscles and I'm only wearing one on my bottom teeth?

Nightguard: If you are using a nightguard because of bruxism (chronic grinding or clenching your teeth), there is no definitive time frame. Bruxism is a habit that can cause TMJ dysfunction, fractured teeth, and chronic headaches and migraines.
Length of wear is dependent on control of the bruxism.
This is something you need to discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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How do I clean my bruxism nightguard? I have the hardest material because I chew the soft ones flat. Can I soak it? In what? How long?

How do I clean my bruxism nightguard? I have the hardest material because I chew the soft ones flat. Can I soak it? In what? How long?

Denture cleaner: Rinse thoroughly when you remove it. Brush gently w soft toothbrush (no toothpaste) 2x/day. Place into denture cleaner (Polident, Efferdent, etc.) 1x/day...follow package instructions to the letter. ...Read more

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Could my orthodontic retainer work as a bite guard to protect against nighttime teeth grinding?

Could my orthodontic retainer work as a bite guard to protect against nighttime teeth grinding?

Yes and no: Some types of orthodontic retainers will protect against nighttime grinding, some will not. Ask your dentist or orthodontist for the type that will. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could my orthodontic retainer work as a bite guard to protect against nighttime teeth grinding?

Please tell me, could my orthodontic retainer work as a bite guard to protect against nighttime teeth grinding?

Depends on the type: A traditional hawley retainer (acrylic and wires) normally will not work as a 'bite guard'. However, a full occlussal coverage bit guard (gelb) can work as a retainer. Speak to your orthodontist to get one that will work to protect against grinding and serve as a retentative appliance. ...Read more

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When you grind your teeth just at night when you are sleeping do you have to wear a night guard all your life?

When you grind your teeth just at night when you are sleeping do you have to wear a night guard all your life?

No: Depends. Sometime the problem is related to stress and when the stress eases, the grinding decreases. ...Read more

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