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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Mouth Guard (Overview)

Protective appliances that fit on the teeth , used to control harmful habits such as grinding, clenching.....Also sports protection.


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Does a mouth guard alter your bite?

Does a mouth guard alter your bite?

Mouth Guards: The term "Mouth Guard" is a very generic term, especially when used by patients. They can be used to prevent traumatic injury while playing sports or to help prevent or minimize damage to the teeth and TMJoints especially with people who clench and grind their teeth. There is a multitude of types, designs & materials. They can do damage or good depending upon various factors (Store bought\Custom) ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Mouth Guard (Overview)

Protective appliances that fit on the teeth , used to control harmful habits such as grinding, clenching.....Also sports protection.


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What's the best mouth guard for athletes?

What's the best mouth guard for athletes?

Cost is issue: Custom made by your dentist is likely best. You can buy boil and bite ones relatively cheaply that are great. If you have braces, get it from your orthodontist as they need to accommodate tooth movement. ...Read more

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What's a good way to clean a mouth guard?

What's a good way to clean a mouth guard?

Water and Vinegar: Store the mouth guard overnight in water, adding half of a teaspoon of white vinegar will help keep them clean and odor free. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need a night mouth guard?

How do I know if i need a night mouth guard?

A few reasons: A mouth guard worn at night can give you several benefits. If you have TMJ syndrome, it may ease or interrupt your bite. If you are a grinder and are losing the enamel from you teeth, it is a protector. Some are fashioned to help people with obstructive sleep apnea. Our technology is increasing to the point where we are finding less and less invasive ways to fix things, so try out a mouth guard. ...Read more

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Is there a mouth guard that you can eat with?

NO: A mouth guard works by cushioning your teeth by surrounding them with plastic or rubber. This would inhibit normal mastication (chewing and swallowing). Don't do it. ...Read more

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To what extent does a costom mouth guard cost?

To what extent does a costom mouth guard cost?

It varies: The fees that dentists charge for mouth guards varies from office to office. There is also a difference between an athletic guard and a brux guard. It's best to discuss this with your dentist. ...Read more

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Help please! when should I replace my mouth guard?

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Help please! when should I replace my mouth guard?

The lifespan of MG: It depends on the material the mouth guard is made of and on the strength of your teeth, muscles and jaws. Replace it when you notice that it is getting loose, worn out, cracked, damaged or broken. ...Read more

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What is the name for a mouth guard with air pockets?

What is the name for a mouth guard with air pockets?

Depands: your question is a bit unclear. Your orthodontist will typically, when you are done with braces, use a plastic retainer that we call an "essix retainer". We also use mouthguards like the one pictured by the other doc that has space for braces. ...Read more

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Dotmj disorders treated with a mouth guard ever heal?

Dotmj disorders treated with a mouth guard ever heal?

Managed: If you have real tmd problems, you are often managing symptoms as opposed to curing the actual problem. Cures are available but sometimes difficult or unpredictable. (surgery or major tooth/jaw changes). Often managing the problem is the choice taken which means pain often comes and goes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mouth guard?

What is the definition or description of: mouth guard?

An appliance: Protective appliances that fit on the teeth , used to control harmful habits such as grinding, clenching.....Also sports protection. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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