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How Long Will Take To Get A Custom Fit Mouth Guard From The Dentist
Mouth guard: In order to get a custom made mouth guard usually you need to appointment 1st appointment they take an upper and lower impression in a dental office with a bite registration and the 2nd appointment they will try it on fit check it and it's done. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more
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
I'm getting a soft splint mouth guard and my dentist said it takes 2 appointments? First on is for impression. What is the second appiontment for
I grind my teeth at night and my dentist has given me a mouth guard. I still get migraines. What would you recommend for he migraines?
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Last FMS?: When was your last full mouth series of radiographs? If it was within the last three to five years, usually checkup x-rays are taken, therefore, if the dentist wants to make sure that everything is ok, in terms of decay and periodontal status it is a good idea. ...Read more
My dentist said everyone grinds their teeth, including me, but my teeth are healthy. Do I need a mouth guard? Could I basically be fine without it?
Get a guard: Think of the guard as an inexpensive way to reduce the likely damage to your teeth that occurs from teeth clenching or grinding, if you wait, you may significantly damage your teeth thereby requiring extensive and expensive dental restorations. Save them now. ...Read more
I grind my teeth and have braces a lot. Would the dentist give me a mouth guard even tho I have braces please help?
Yes: There are special mouthgaurds for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Ask you dentist which one would work for you. ...Read more
How long should it take before you get results from a night time TMJ mouth guard. Is it normal for clicking to get worse while wearing it?
Short time: Not very long. Within a week. Not normal for increased sounds. Was it make by a TMJ specialist? If not, should be. ...Read more
Dentist always gives me amoxicillin when take it get purple burning blisters & swelling of eyes& mouth? Is this a minor reaction he seem to think so
I wear a mouth guard for grinding so my teeth don't get much air at night. Could that be why they feel so dull?
If I understand your question / concern-- your guard covers your teeth so you feel that prevents air from contacting your teeth?
The reason teeth may have a "dull" feeling is sometimes due to plaque accumulation. When you brush your teething in the morning, after you have removed the guard, do they still feel "dull"?
If they still do, then see your dentist. ...Read more
Take tme: Sometimes it may feel so bulky, but give it time and always use a custom fitted one, not one bought over the counter in drug stores. ...Read more
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
Maybe: Depends upon the size of your mouth guard and the case you are talking about. Both of these items vary in size. ...Read more
Mouth guard: If you play a contact sport, with or without braces, you need to be wearing a mouth guard for safety. If you are having jaw joint issues, you may need a night guard, an occlusal orthotic. If you wore braces/aligners, and they have recently been removed, you need a retainer or retainers. Sometimes the appliances can be multi-functional. Ask our Dentist and/or your Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more
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?
Custom Guard: I would recommend a custom guard, especially due to the potential of trauma to the head and neck region. ...Read more
I doubt it: If you are talking about the ones that cover your entire upper arch, then that's pretty impossible. However, there are some versions out there that are very small and only cover a few teeth. That, while remote, could be a possibility...But still pretty uncommon. ...Read more
Athletic vrs night: Athletic mouth guards, to protect teeth while playing sports, can be purchased at drug or sporting goods stores (Dental section) for just a few dollars. If athletic competition is a serious part of lifestyle, best solution is have Dentist make custom alliance. Night Guards (Occlusal Orthotic) should be made and adjusted by Dentist to reduce TMJ symptoms. ...Read more
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 grind my teeth all night. My teeth are getting damaged & I get headaches. What can be the cause and what can I do to stop it? Buying mouth guard.
Not really: There are many types of mouthguards for grinding and clenching. Over the counter ones actually may be too thick and throw the muscles into more spasms. Dentists can make custom made, well fitting mouthguards, either upper or lower (i like the lower ones.) the guards can be made of soft plastic or hard acrylic...Depends on severity of grinding. For daytime clenching, other types are indicated. ...Read more
Is there a lower cost, long term over-the-counter mouth guard that can be worn at night to prevent teeth grinding? Would it prevent future TMJ issues?
Night guards do not prevent grinding. Basically they protect teeth from being damaged.
Over the counter mouthguards are too thick and not bite-balanced, so they can increase grinding, clenching, and TMJ dysfunction.
A custom made nightguard can help with TMJ from grinding, but not from clenching.
Talk to your dentist, or if possible, seek treatment at a dental school. ...Read more
Have TMJ that radiates down to my neck and causes a spasm in neck muscles. DDS said I can get mouth guard at pharm. Should I see ortho or OTC splints?
OTC Guard: I'm not a fan of OTC mouthguards... they never fit correctly and are not really adjustable. If your dentist is not comfortable treating TMJ issues with a custom bruxism guard, then it's time to seek a second opinion. Consult with an orthodontist who can advise you if any malocclusion is contributing to your TMJ issues. ...Read more
How long are custom night guards made to last? I've had my night guard to prevent me grinding my teeth for four years now, and it's becoming misshapen. My dentist hasn't said anything about it needing to be replaced, but i'd like to know how long these th
Depends: The guard is taking the brunt of the bruxism abuse. So, yes, your guard will naturally wear away in time, . .. Holes, in them, when they are worn through and through is a good indication that you need a new one. Or, if you have muscle pain, bite pain, or other issues, you need to check with your dentist on types of guards or orthotics you should have. ...Read more
Was wondering if you never brushed your teeth, flossed, or went to the dentist how long would it take for your teeth to fall?
The time varies for different sealant materials, patient cooperation, and other factors.
Typically, it only takes a few minutes to seal 2 teeth. ...Read more
How much?: How much cleaning do you need? Are teeth straight and easily accessible? Do they have little or no tarter above or below the gums? Are they stained? So many other factors. Plan on about an hour to start. If there are extenuating circumstances, additional time (appointments) may need to be scheduled. In the grand scheme of things, it's time well spent. ...Read more
At what age should our daughther get her first dental exam? She is just now starting to get her first baby teeth, and we'd like to know what the best time to take her to the dentist is..
Just a question about becoming a dentist? I'm 16 and I'm in still in high school grade 10th and I want to be a dentist and I would like most recommend ideas or class I should take to give me a head start please and some activities or ideas to get me start
Good luck: Take math/science heavy curriculum. Get great grades. Get involved in extra-curricular activities. Pay attention in English, helps to be able to communicate. It's a great profession. ...Read more
How long does it take for baking soda and peroxide to start working to whiten your teeth without a dentist?
Degrees: Teeth whiten by degrees. Consider taking a picture before you start, so with time you can see the progress. ...Read more
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