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Is seeing black mold on mouth guard harmful?

Dr. Kirk Yen Dr. Yen
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Is seeing black mold on mouth guard harmful?

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 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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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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Mouth guard turns yellow, is that bad?

Mouth guard turns yellow, is that bad?

It needs evaluation: If your mouthguard was clear and it has turned yellow it may need evaluation by your dentist. Take it in with you to your prophylaxis appointment so it can be professionally cleaned and evaluated along with you teeth. ...Read more

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Why do my gums itch after using a mouth guard?

Why do my gums itch after using a mouth guard?

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 more

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How to test if a sports mouth guard is durable?

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 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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How can I make it so I get used to a dental mouth guard?

How can I make it so I get used to a dental mouth guard?

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

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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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Could you wear a custom mouth guard for apnea if you also have TMD?

Could you wear a custom mouth guard for apnea if you also have TMD?

Very Common: Breathing related sleep disorders are often diagnosed in conjunction with TMJ. Look for a dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea and TMJ. ...Read more

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How long will take to get a custom fit mouth guard from the dentist?

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

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How does biting down onto something like mouth guard help with pain?

How does biting down onto something like mouth guard help with pain?

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 more

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Is wearing a mouth guard at night a bad alternative to the "night guard"?

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 more

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Has anyone heard about some type of mouth guard that helps with cervical dystonia?

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 more

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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?

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?

Your choice: Either take the time to fit this mouth guard or don't play football today. In the future you may consider a custom fitted mouth guard. They are long lasting, more comfortable and. More effective in preventing injuries than the boil and bite ones. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Multiple Causes: TMJ: We mostly see that muscles are the biggest cause of TMJ pain. You should see a TMJ specialist who knows and treats myofascial trigger points. ...Read more

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Is my mouth guard be damaging to my teeth?

Is my mouth guard be damaging to my teeth?

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 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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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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Can my mouth guard have caused my gengivitis?

Can my mouth guard have caused my gengivitis?

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 more

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Mouth Guard (Definition)

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