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Is it normal for someone who just started using a mouth guard to have sore teeth?

Is it normal for someone who just started using a mouth guard to have sore teeth?

Yes: If it's an OTC product toss it out and call your Dentist before you do harm. If it"s a custom appliance made by your Dentist know that it will require numerous adjustments to arrive at a neutral position. If you're sore, call your Dentist now. ...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


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My front teeth have been feeling loose and sore since i purchase a boil and shape mouth guard. What do i do?

My front teeth have been feeling loose and sore since i purchase a boil and shape mouth guard. What do i do?

Dentist fabricated: Do not use any nightguard or mouthguard that is stock. Stay away from any make it yourself trays. If the tray does not fit, stop wearing immediately and see your dentist to have a custom fit made. ...Read more

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Can wearing a mouth guard mess up your tooth alignment?

Can wearing a mouth guard mess up your tooth alignment?

Highly Unlikely: A guard which fits adequately & is worn only a few hours a day (or night) cannot move your teeth. However, an ill-fitting (non-professional) guard can move your teeth, especially if it's worn a significant amount of time. Guards which don't cover all your teeth in one arch or which don't have contact will all opposing teeth can cause some movement also if worn too much. Get a professional one. ...Read more

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Would a store bought mouth guard change your tooth alignment?

Would a store bought mouth guard change your tooth alignment?

Store bought : Store bought generic mouth guards might be better than nothing for protection in contact sports, but do not offer the best protection, nor are they as comfortable. Consider a dentist fabricated custom one as a significantly better alternative. For players who spend so much money and time in sports, the additional cost is well worth it. Even generic should not change alignment 4 amount of time worn. ...Read more

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My jaw is sore after using a mouth guard for rugby. What is the cause?

My jaw is sore after using a mouth guard for rugby. What is the cause?

Many possibilities: Traumatc blow to face, generic rather than custom mouth guard, fracture, ligament strain, clenching, joint compression, etc. in other words, see your Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Is a mouth guard good to prevent clenching teeth?

Is a mouth guard good to prevent clenching teeth?

Nio: A mouth guard is designed to prevent trauma to teeth/jaws during activities that have the potential for trauma. An Occlusal Orthotic Night Guard is designed to protect teeth and prevent them from moving while at the same time relieving stress to your jaw joints. They are designed differently, function differently, and are made of different materials. Ask your Dentist for advice. ...Read more

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Cant close upper and lower teeth due to a badly fitted or too large mouth guard?

Cant close upper and lower teeth due to a badly fitted or too large mouth guard?

What: What are you waiting for? Get back to your Dentist ASAP. Sometimes mouth guard needs adjustment. Sometimes occlusal orthotic Corrects your jaw position and teeth then have to be adjusted or straightened to match. A consultation with an Orthodontic Specialist may be in order. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a bite plate because i grind my teeth, can I wear it as a mouth guard for hockey?

Need help. I've got a bite plate because i grind my teeth, can I wear it as a mouth guard for hockey?

Not as good: A "bite plate" is likely a night guard or occlusal splint, which only covers teeth much shallower than a sports guard does. For an impact sports like hockey, a bite plate will not be sufficient in protecting your teeth. ...Read more

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Mouth Guard (Definition)

Protective appliances that fit on the teeth , used to control harmful habits such as ...Read more