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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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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.

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.

Periodontal disease?: Make sure that you are checked for periodontal disease that may cause teeth loosening, also that your night guard is even and all your teeth bite evenly at the same time. Another words that night guard is well articulated. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea and I grind my teeth. How do I use cpak and night guard at same timr?

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 more

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How does one wear a night guard for preventing grinding of teeth and still use a cpak for sleep apnea?

How does one wear a night guard  for preventing grinding of teeth and still use a cpak for sleep apnea?

Yes, but: Yes, but complex. Use of 2 devices must be coordinated. Best treatment - see a dentist with expertise in TMJ disorders and dental sleep medicine. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Nocturnal Bruxism: also called night time clenching, may cause tooth wear, and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if i grind my teeth and don't have a night guard, can I sleep in my mouth guard?

What to do if i grind my teeth and don't have a night guard, can I sleep in my mouth 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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Night Guard (Definition)

Night guard is used to separate teeth , it will help patient that ...Read more