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Sleep Right Night Guard
When you grind your teeth just at night when you are sleeping do you have to wear a night guard all your life?
Hi, i had a night guard given to me for grinding my in my sleep, but more teeth are loosening. (when i bite down) ..Any ideas why? Thanks.
CPAP combo: Combination Dental Appliance Therapy with CPAP is very common, cost effective and predictable. However, if your Obstructive Sleep Apnea is mild to moderate Oral Appliance Therapy may replace your mask. See a dental sleep practitioner for consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does one wear a night guard for preventing grinding of teeth and still use a cpak for sleep apnea?
Used to grind teeth when younger in sleep. Now 20, and started when wisdom tooth grows. Whn bite down feels like a weird sensation? Why? Night guard?
Best to get custom: It is best for you to get customized splints, even better-- orthosis with anatomy that help with bruxism, also certain guards like the under armour or pure power mouthguard give options for both sports and for bruxism... Check with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a stressful job and sleep with a night guard; I brush twice per day and floss once per day. I have had gum loss. Should I use a Proxabrush?
Telephone: You should use a telephone to call a gum specialist, a Periodontist, before you try any additional physical intervention. Gum (and underlying bone) loss can be caused by clenching/grinding, gum infection, overly aggressive brushing/flossing, Meds, malocclusion, systemic disease, or many other causes. You need professional specialist help. Ask your Dentist for Periodontist's colon tact info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sleep with a night guard because i grind my teeth. Woke up in the middle of the night with it in my hand. How do I prevent taking it out unconsciously?
Make sure: Make sure it fits tight, otherwise you may have to have it remade. It should require a very conscious effort to remove it. Get it checked out by your dentist. ...Read more
Clenching my teeth is ruining my life! even though I have a nightguard i still can't sleep well, and i clench all day. I don't know how to stop, do you?
Try other approaches: While nightguards are a routine remedy for the grinding ; clenching, they are not the only treatment. In many patient the gradual "deprogramming " of the firing muscles ; trigger points could be considered. Also in some cases application of some specific physical therapy exercises can help, ..With or without prescription of some muscle relaxant meds. See a properly trained dentist ; good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer