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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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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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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 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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Sore throat from dental night guard, normal?

Sore throat from dental night guard, normal?

No: Night guards should not cause symptoms of a sore throat. Make sure that you are keeping the guard clean. See the provider who fabricated the guard for you for an examination. Among other possible causes, you may be allergic to some ingredient in the guard. ...Read more

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Do athletic mouth guards keep teeth from shifting?

Do athletic mouth guards keep teeth from shifting?

No: To prevent tooth movement mouth guard would have to be constructed so that both upper and lower teeth are firmly held during activity. Their design is to prevent tooth tooth damage and concussion, not to retain teeth. Talk to your Orthodontist about time in mouth guard vas time in retainers. ...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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Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?

Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?

Bonding: And other dental work can sometimes create a slight malocclusion, which can lead to TMJ symptoms in predisposed individuals. All of the other symptoms you mentioned have absolutely no cause & effect relationship with dental bonding and enamaloplasty of teeth - outside of an acute allergic reaction to something used during treatment. Have those other issues worked up by internist & sleep med doc. ...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 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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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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Is wearing a mouth guard at night a bad alternative to the "night guard"?

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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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Bruxism at night. Go through a custom (hard) dentist-made lower jaw guard every year. Treatment options?

Bruxism at night. Go through a custom (hard) dentist-made lower jaw guard every year. Treatment options?

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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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Will invisalign retainers work the same as a mouth guard for teeth grinding at night?

Will invisalign retainers work the same as a mouth guard for teeth grinding at night?

No: A properly fitted mouth guard for clenching/grinding purposes will be fitted to your bite and problem associated with your teeth grinding habit. Invisalign retainers are much thinner and do not take into consideration the way your teeth come together when they are in so could actually make a person who suffers from clenching/grinding, clench/grind more when wearing at night and grind through them. ...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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Jaw is out of line because of teeth grinding. Will a night time teeth guard help my jaw re-align?

Jaw is out of line because of teeth grinding. Will a night time teeth guard help my jaw re-align?

Night guard: Is the most effective appliance for tmj. Intraoral occlusal appliance therapy may offer a noninvasive adjunctive method of managing teeth grinding. It is designed to provide a stable occlusal posture by creating contacts between the occlusal surface of the appliance and opposing teeth. Rec.: see a dentist for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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

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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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My tooth is loose, believed caused by clenching jaw at night. I wear a retainer at night. Any solutions,advice?

My tooth is loose, believed caused by clenching jaw at night. I wear a retainer at night. Any solutions,advice?

Have it examined: What you think might be the problem and what the actual problem is can be two different things. Best to have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Do mouth guards keep your teeth straight?

Do mouth guards keep your teeth straight?

Sure, depends : If your teeth were straight when the dentist took the molds to construct them (upper and lower) and the dentist makes a hard style plastic (clear aligner style) or plastic/metal wire (hawley style) guard and you wear them overnight every night, then they could keep your teeth straight. ...Read more

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Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluation from a dentist along with proper treatment. Call and set up an appointment. ...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