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Mouth Guard Mold
Clean it: Black mold can cause localized and possible systemic infection. Clean it first by placing it in a container with denture cleanser or 2-3 drops of bleach in water. Let it soak overnight. Use a regular toothbrush under running water to scrub off the mold. Repeat as necessary to remove the mold. Leave the mouth guard in a clean container ; denture cleanser when not in use. Change solution daily. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Allergic: Probably allergic reaction to one of the materials in the mouthguard, or something that has accrued to it's surface. Try Denture Cleaning tablets (follow pkg instructions). If that's ineffective talk to your Dentist about making mouthguard from an alternative material. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By use: Be aware that all mouth guards will wear out. The biggest problem may be using them too long. Depending on the sport and duration you should get a new guard every season and probably mid season as well. If you are s bruxer or chew on it a lot plan on replacing once a month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Night Guard: First, there is a difference between a Mouth\Sports Guard which is used to protect the teeth from traumatic injury & a Night Guard\Bruxism appliance. Only if pain is as a result of bruxism, overclosure, parafunctional habits, etc. Can it reduce or eliminate the associated pain. It's aim is to reduce stress & pressure on the teeth, supporting periodontal structures & muscles & joints. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Custom guard: Custom guards are the best, especially if they are designed to help with airway issues, bruxism/ clench/ grind issues, tmj/tmd issues, or muscle pain issues in head/neck. For mouth guards and sports guards, they are best used to protect teeth during sports. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No: Cervical dystonia is not a curable problem, but it is treatable. Oral medications, physical therapy, and carefully planned Botox injections are all helpful therapies. I'm not aware of an oral appliance, such as a mouth guard, being useful in its treatment. I would check with your treating neurologist, or considering contacting the mayo clinic or cleveland clinic if no answers found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm in a hurry and need my mouth guard for football, I just got a new one but don't have time to boil it. What should I do?
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?
I've had severe TMJ type symptoms for two years. I have worn a mouth guard for one year with no improvement. Any other reason for this pain?
Need more info: I would need more information about how you believe your guard may be ruining your teeth. Are you getting movement, decay or other concerns? It is highly unlikely that a mouth guard fabricated by a dentist would ruin teeth. However, if you are using an over the counter sports guard, there may be a reason why it wasn't fabricated correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacteria: Bacteria cause the gum infection called Gingivitis. Poor oral hygiene, which includes Mouth Guard hygiene, causes Gingivitis by not removing bacteria adequately. Additionally an ill-fitting appliance can cause mechanical irritation of the gums, allowing bacteria easier access. See your Dentist for infection control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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