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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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Could those snore mouth guards really work?

Could those snore mouth guards really work?

Very possible: Yes but if it does not work, get evaluated with with a dentist for some custom made appliances. ...Read more

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Help. I snore at night keeping my partner up. I tried vicks, sprays, mouth guards. And I do not have sleep apnia?

Help. I snore at night keeping my partner up. I tried vicks, sprays, mouth guards. And I do not have sleep apnia?

Snoring: Snoring is annoying and may harm your sleep and the sleep of whomever shares your bed or even people in other areas of your home. Custom fabricated oral appliances hold the lower jaw and tongue forward to create more space increasing the airway space. A specially trained dentist can help you determine if you are a good candidate for a custom made oral appliance. ...Read more

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Best way to stop snoring? Weight loss done. Smoking stopped. Alcohol stopped. Nasal strips tried. Mouth guards tried. Nothing has worked

Best way to stop snoring? Weight loss done. Smoking stopped. Alcohol stopped. Nasal strips tried. Mouth guards tried. Nothing has worked

Consider sleep study: You may want to consider undergoing a sleep study to observe how you sleep and also to take measurements to see if you have obstructive sleep apnea = a condition where your airway is more obstructed only during sleep causing the sound of snoring. If you have this condition the best treatment is a breathing machine called cpap, which helps to keep the airway open and eliminate the snoring. ...Read more

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How can I prevent snoring at night?

How can I prevent snoring at night?

See your doctor: Snoring indicates that air is not flowing freely to your lungs. Most commonly it indicates sleep apnea. Talk to your doctor about a sleep study. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent myself from snoring at night?

Is there any way to prevent myself from snoring at night?

Simple things: Avoid drinking alcohol for a few hours before going to sleep, make sure you maintain a normal body weight. If you persist in snoring, you need a medical evaluation to rule out sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How prevent loud snoring w/o doing surgery?

How prevent loud snoring w/o doing surgery?

Dental appliance: Many times, a custom-made oral appliance from an experienced dentist can treat snoring, but you should get a sleep study to make sure you don't have obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Is wearing mouth retainer an effective way to stop snoring?

Is wearing mouth retainer an effective way to stop snoring?

It can be: If you are a robust snorer, you should first have a sleep study to make sure you don't have sleep apnea. If not, an appliance made by a dentist who is trained in this procedure, is a viable alternative. ...Read more

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Can anything be done to reduce or eliminate snoring? My husband doesn't have sleep apnea but his snoring prevents us from sharing a bed.

Yes: He might have an easily overlooked condition called upper airways resistance syndrome. If not, check with an ENT physician for a thorough evaluation and possible surgical options. ...Read more

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How can one prevent snoring?

How can one prevent snoring?

Give him a nudge: If he snores softly, intermittantly, and purrs quietly, he may only need a nudge to sleep on his side. But, if he is a loud or robust snorer, and especially if your hear him choke, gasp, or stop breathing, make sure he is seen for a sleep study. He may have sleep apnea which can contribute to serious health issues. Discuss this with your md. A CPAP machine or an oral appliance may be the answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Mouth Guard (Definition)

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Snoring (Definition)

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