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Can I use a hockey mouth guard to stop snoring?

Can I use a hockey mouth guard to stop snoring?

snoring: Snoring results from a compromised airway. While a hockey mouthguard might increase the passageway and eliminate the snoring, it may be hiding a serious medical condition called sleep apnea, meaning that the body is not getting enough oxygen . Please discuss this with your physician. ...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 actually cause us to snore. And how can i prevent it. Sometimes at night my mouth remains open and very dry up to the trought?

What actually cause us to snore. And how can i prevent it. Sometimes at night my mouth remains open and very dry up to the trought?

Snoring: 70% of the time, this is due to the soft palate vibrating against the back of the throat. Throat tissues can become lax over time with less elasticity, making snoring more common with age. There can be resistance to breathing through the nose or mouth due to a variety of anatomic causes which restrict airflow, causing vibration. Nasal strips, snore guards, and better pillows can help. See an ENT. ...Read more

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Can wearing a night/ mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding hurt?

Can wearing a night/ mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding hurt?

Possibly: Night guards and mouth guards are different non-interchangeable appliances requiring custom fabrication and proper adjustment to prevent untoward damage. Please seek care from your Dentist. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read more

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I keep grinding holes into mouth guard, how can I prevent this?

ENT,dentist or psych: Talk to your dentist, an ear/nose/throat (ENT) specialist, and/or a psychiatrist about your problem - until someone can help you fix it. ...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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I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?

Mouth guard?: Do you mean a custom made occlusal orthotic, commonly called a night guard, or an over-the-counter drug store item, or a sports mouth guard. Your grinding, clenching, tongue biting may be due to an airway problem or a malocclusion. Please see an Orthodontist to evaluate your occlusion AND your general dentist who may refer you onward. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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

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How can buxim (teeth grinding, biting, & clenching) at night be helped without the use of a mouth guard? (sensory issues... Guard would prevent sleep)

How can buxim (teeth grinding, biting, & clenching) at night be helped without the use of a mouth guard? (sensory issues... Guard would prevent sleep)

Possibly: There are a number of possible causes for bruxism as well as different modalities of treatment that may or may not involve a mouth guard. You need to have a thorough dental exam with the appropriate studies to determine possible causes of your bruxism. If you do require an appliance there are different types of appliances that can be utilized that may allow you to sleep comfortably. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Mouth Guard (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Snoring (Definition)

Snoring is an abnormal, loud, hoarse, or harsh breathing sound ...Read more