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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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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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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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Could mouth guard help with sleep apnea?

Could mouth guard help with sleep apnea?

Yes.: A special mouth guard is constructed by a sleep apnea dentist which pulls your lower jaw forward, enlarging your airway and improving the sleep apnea. ...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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Would a football mouth guard help with jaw clenching at night?

Would a football mouth guard help with jaw clenching at night?

Probably not: But it would prevent damage from grinding. Talk to your dentist if you are clenching. A custom made full coverage splint is best. Partial coverage splints create problems. ...Read more

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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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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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Could my orthodontic retainer work as a bite guard to protect against nighttime teeth grinding?

Could my orthodontic retainer work as a bite guard to protect against nighttime teeth grinding?

Yes and no: Some types of orthodontic retainers will protect against nighttime grinding, some will not. Ask your dentist or orthodontist for the type that will. ...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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What are alternatives to mouth guard for teeth bruxism?

What are alternatives to mouth guard for teeth bruxism?

Relax!: Have your dentist evaluate you occlusion (bite) to make sure your bite is in balance and there are not prematurities when you bite which may induce clenching or grinding as your jaw seeks to find the right bite unconsciously. Stress often causes bruxism. Reduction of stress can sometimes be reduced with relaxing techniques such as yoga, exercise, a walk outside in the fresh air, deep breathing e. ...Read more

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Will using a mouth guard for teeth grinding cause jaw pain?

Will using a mouth guard for teeth grinding cause jaw pain?

Possible: 2 reasons to wear a mouthguard for grinding are 1) to prevent tooth wear and 2) prevent damage to jaw/TMJ. Some guards actually make the grinding worse. See a TMJ expert for guidance about this. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist and dental society for referral. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop teeth grinding at night without a mouth guard?

Is there a way to stop teeth grinding at night without a mouth guard?

2nd best: The go-to treatment is a mouth guard to protect the teeth. But there are other, less effective, modalities. Some of them are muscle relaxants, analgesics, psychotherapy, occlusal adjustment, malocclusion modification (braces), and others. Your Dentist will know the best course of treatment for you depending on the cause of your grinding. ...Read more

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Where can I purchase mouth guards for grinding teeth?

Where can I purchase mouth guards for grinding teeth?

Mouth guards: Almost every dentist can make you a custom mouth guard. You shouldn't buy a mouth guard that is not made for you specifically or it can cause problems. Just like one size fits all shoes aren't a good idea. ...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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Please tell me, could my orthodontic retainer work as a bite guard to protect against nighttime teeth grinding?

Please tell me, could my orthodontic retainer work as a bite guard to protect against nighttime teeth grinding?

Depends on the type: A traditional hawley retainer (acrylic and wires) normally will not work as a 'bite guard'. However, a full occlussal coverage bit guard (gelb) can work as a retainer. Speak to your orthodontist to get one that will work to protect against grinding and serve as a retentative appliance. ...Read more

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What are sleep apnea mouth guards?

What are sleep apnea mouth guards?

MAD: Mandibular advancement devices (mad) - they pull the lower jaw forward to open of the lower airway and pull the tongue forward. They can be very effective - but see a sleep specialist who can fit you for one and monitor success. ...Read more

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Can a dental appliance help sleep apnea?

Can a dental appliance help sleep apnea?

Absolutely!: According to 2006 american academy of sleep medicine practice parameters, oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea who prefer them over CPAP and should be completed by a dentist with advanced training in sleep medicine. ...Read more

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Whats a non leeching mouth guard for grinding teeth?

Whats a non leeching mouth guard for grinding teeth?

Glidewell comfort HS: Glidewell dental laboratory makes a comfort hard/soft bite splint that is fabricated from iso-certified erkodent® copolyester and polyurethane discs, which are bpa-free and non-allergenic. Check with your dentist about having one custom made for you. ...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


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Snoring (Definition)

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