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Night Guard (Overview)

Night guard is used to separate teeth, it will help patient that are grinder and clincher.


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What is the best night guard for teeth grinders?

What is the best night guard for teeth grinders?

Hard custom made: By your dentist. I agree with dr. Marc gainor 100%. The soft guard resembles the chewing gum and it is very harmful to muscle structure.
Not recommended. ...Read more

Night Guard (Overview)

Night guard is used to separate teeth, it will help patient that are grinder and clincher.


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Is swallowing pieces of plastic from night guard for grinding teeth dangerous?

Is swallowing pieces of plastic from night guard for grinding teeth dangerous?

No: Anything tiny and non-toxic that is small enough to be ground off a guard by teeth activity, if undigestable, will pass harmless through your GI tract and be eliminated in your stool. Don't give it a second thought. ...Read more

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What is the most effective night guard to combat teeth grinding?

What is the most effective night guard to combat teeth grinding?

Night Guards: There are so many types of night guard appliances which are designed to meet the individual and unique needs of the patient as well as a patient's tolerance. This is a question for you and your dentist to explore. Keep in mind that the time it takes to get used to an appliance, varies from person to person. ...Read more

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Will a store-bought night guard work if I can't afford a custom one? I need a night guard to protect my teeth against grinding, but my insurance won't cover any of the cost of a custom one, and I also can't afford to pay it. In a pinch, can I just get one

Will a store-bought night guard work if I can't afford a custom one? I need a night guard to protect my teeth against grinding, but my insurance won't cover any of the cost of a custom one, and I also can't afford to pay it. In a pinch, can I just get one

Store nightguard: Yes, it will help the teeth from wearing because you kept something in between teeth. Since it was not made by dentist, the bite can be a problem which means it can create more muscle activity which is not great as you can end up with muscle fatigue and headache ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gum pain after wearing night guard?

What is the best treatment for gum pain after wearing night guard?

Adjust the guard: You need to go back to your dentist to have the night guard adjusted so that it isn't putting pressure on your gums. ...Read more

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When I bite down my molars hurt -one side more than the other. Have no wisdom teeth and use a night guard. What's going on?

When I bite down my molars hurt -one side more than the other. Have no wisdom teeth and use a night guard. What's going on?

Molars Hurt?: This sounds a little strange. Your bite perhaps needs some adjustments, or you may have a crack on a molar, or a cavity. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Will my son have to keep getting his night guards replaced as he grows? Our eight year old son grinds his teeth at night, and I'm concerned. I haven't scheduled an appointment with the dentist yet, but I know night guards are expensive, so as our son grow

Will my son have to keep getting his night guards replaced as he grows? Our eight year old son grinds his teeth at night, and I'm concerned. I haven't scheduled an appointment with the dentist yet, but I know night guards are expensive, so as our son grow

Seattle, Grinding: Seattle,
grinding on children is common and normal. I would not generally (never say never, but I can't think of a reason why) recommend a night guard for children. While he probably has his first molars and a couple of front adult teeth in, he is in what is called a transitional dentition.
I would be concerned when he has all adult teeth, a mortgage, a tough boss, and three kids that stress him out causing him to grind and/or clench away teeth that he needs for the rest of his life. That’s when you can buy him his first night guard.
Hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
610-649-0313
www. Dentistryatsuburbansquare. Com. ...Read more

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Night guard changing my bite?

Night guard changing my bite?

Possibly: A nightguard is a very sensitive splint that must be 'balanced' perfectly so that there are no interferences with your upper or lower teeth. The teeth that fit against the acrylic must all articulate at the same time or it may very well change your bite. ...Read more

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What to do to keep my night guard from smelling?

What to do to keep my night guard from smelling?

Deep cleaning: Use a mixture of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Soak the night guard for at least 45 minutes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: night guard?

What is the definition or description of: night guard?

Decrease wear: Night guard is used to separate teeth, it will help patient that are grinder and clincher. ...Read more

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I was told not to use harsh cleaners as it can eat away at the night guard. Can I use peroxide instead?

I was told not to use harsh cleaners as it can eat away at the night guard. Can I use peroxide instead?

Dilute it!: 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 2 parts water can be safe. Also, stay away from alcohol-based mouthwashes (even diluted), since the alcohol dries out the plastic, making it easier to fracture and break. I recommend denture cleansers for my mouthguard patients. They are safe to use and leave the mouthguards with a mild decent taste. ...Read more

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Will a night guard help with my TMJ symptoms?

Will a night guard help with my TMJ symptoms?

Perhaps: A night guard helps with night time clenching and grinding. Many TMJ patients find this helpful. ...Read more

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How should I sleep while wearing a night guard?

How should I sleep while wearing a night guard?

Depends: What type of mouth guard do you have, if it is one of boil and bite, probebly you will have hard time to wear. Find a neuromuscular dentist to fabricate one for you which it will be very comfortable to wear. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a night guard to serve as a temporary retainer?

Is it possible for a night guard to serve as a temporary retainer?

Yes: Clear night guard are passive
they are thicker.
They can be used as temporary retainer as long as they fit well and tight. ...Read more

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What will happen if you wear a night guard with TMJ and you're under 18?

What will happen if you wear a night guard with TMJ and you're under 18?

Hopefully...: ... the nightguard will alleviate many if not all of your symptoms. This is regardless of your age. ...Read more

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Been wearing night guard for TMJ for 4 mths. Bite seems to have changed. Crown feels high on 1 side. Could this cause more spasm and may not resolve?

Been wearing night guard for TMJ for 4 mths. Bite seems to have changed. Crown feels high on 1 side. Could this cause more spasm and may not resolve?

Evaluation: Treating patients for tmd\tmj requires ongoing monitoring, unlike getting a sports guard where it's fabricated for you and you're done. Things change over time- habits, stress, occlusion, ng wear, etc. Therefore, you should see the dentist who made your night guard to be re-evaluated with possible adjustments. Finally, different dentists have different levels of knowledge and experience. ...Read more

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Can a person choke on a dental night guard?

Highly unlikely....: To choke on a night guard as it is fairly large and fits snuggly on your teeth when fabricated properly. But I guess anything is possible but very slim to remote chance of it happening. ...Read more

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Is a night guard from the dentist really worth using?

Is a night guard from the dentist really worth using?

Often: There are many reasons to fabricate a night guard. Some patients find it annoying unless it relieves pain, and end up not wearing it, while others find tremendous benefit from it and won't go to sleep without it. There are many different types and materials used. I suggest that you have a discussion with your own dentist to determine what is best for you and your particular circumstances. ...Read more

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Is it possible that wearing a dental night guard for night grinding affect my bite?

Is it possible that wearing a dental night guard for night grinding affect my bite?

Yes: Your bite changes throughout your life. Just as you have increased attrition, your vertical dimension, your bite/occlusion will change. Wearing a guard can be also problematic if you have torque, interferences, premature contacts, etc.... Be involved with your dentist on your guard, orthotic, or appliances. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a night guard made by a dentist and one you buy in a store?

Is there a difference between a night guard made by a dentist and one you buy in a store?

A night guard...: Made by your dentist will be custom fit to your mouth along with using higher quality materials that will feel much more comfortable while wearing. ...Read more

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I use a night guard and I think I have angular cheillitis due to it. What can I do to get rid of it?

I use a night guard and I think I have angular cheillitis due to it. What can I do to get rid of it?

Not likely: Angular chelitis often shows up in denture wearers where the bite has collapsed. Often, hard plastic occlusal night guards can help with this problem. In many cases, no treatment is needed and angular cheilitis resolves by itself. Take care. ...Read more

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I know the dentist night guard is a lot more expensive. Is it advisable to get that one over the other?

I know the dentist night guard is a lot more expensive. Is it advisable to get that one over the other?

Yes: A dentist night guard is custom fit for your teeth
over the counter night guard are usually used as temporary if you are out of town and they can cause TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Is TMJ a serous problem & by me buying a night guard from a store bad if it is not customized? What's the worst that could happen

Could be: Tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) can be caused by many things and should be evaluated by a dental specialist. Depending on the cause, most people start with a custom fitted mouthguard to relax jaw musculature and combat bruxism. Evaluation will determine if jaw pain is from disc assembly or musculature. ...Read more

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Is TMJ a serous problem I just found out that I have it & I'm very worried? I bought a night guard to try & help but I'm still scared!

Is TMJ a serous problem I just found out that I have it & I'm very worried? I bought a night guard to try & help but I'm still scared!

It can be: It can range from serious to very minor. Knowledge is power. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more