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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
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 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.
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more
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
How long does a night guard last? I had a night guard made for bruxism just under two years ago, and it already feels like it is getting thinner and wearing out. How long can I expect my night guard to last? I spent almost $400 on it in total, and don't w
Individual: Depends on material it is made off, and the severity of your grinding habits, if it is loose, you may need a new one. ...Read more
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
Can I wear my custom made bruxism night guard for basketball or do I have to get a sports mouth guard?
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
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 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
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
What to to about a hole worn through my night guard? I got a night guard for bruxism a little over three months ago, and I noticed today that I've worn a small hole in the back where my molars are. Could this be a defective night guard? I can't imagine th
Can I reverse damage caused by bruxism? I've been grinding my teeth for years, but did not get a night guard until two years ago. My front bottom teeth especially are ground down and smaller than they used to be. Is there anything that can be done to rebu
Yes: Depending on the damage it can be expensive to repair but it is repairable. The methods used depend on the damage. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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