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Will wearing a night guard fix crooked teeth?

Will wearing a night guard fix crooked teeth?

Not night guard: If you want to use the aligner way for orthodontics, many many successful patients have used invisalign. Otherwise, try standard orthodontics, brackets, bands, etc. ...Read more

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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Can wobbly teeth stop after wearing a night guard?

Can wobbly teeth stop after wearing a night guard?

Loose teeth: If the teeth are loose because of the trauma of grinding on them in your sleep, a night guard can alleviate the problem. If, however, the teeth are loose because of the loss of bone due to periodontal disease, or an abscess, the night guard cannot solve those problems. ...Read more

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Can a child wear an adult night guard for teeth grinding?

Can a child wear an adult night guard for teeth grinding?

NO: Bruxism is the term for this and it indicates as surely as anything can that the limbic system of the brain is in a marginal metabolic state. The easiest way to cause this is through a diet that is filles with "empty calories" partularly sweets. Look at my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" which you can google. ...Read more

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How do I stop my teeth grinding without using a night guard?

How do I stop my teeth grinding without using a night guard?

Make sure you: Have been check and rule out you do not have sleep apnea, second try to reduce stress in your life with some meditation and exercise. ...Read more

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What is a good night guard for grinding teeth? Upper or lower?

What is a good night guard for grinding teeth? Upper or lower?

Dentist made: The best brux guard is fabricated by a dentist and either on the top or bottom jaws are equally effective. However, if you have pain during the day from clenching, then a bottom brux guard can be worn with minimal speech impediments. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

Short-lived habit: For most kids this habit is short-lived. The vast majority will outgrow it by age 7 and no treatment or night guards are needed. ...Read more

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Why do my bottom teeth feel sensitive when taking a shower but when I use my night guard my sensitivity goes away?

Why do my bottom teeth feel sensitive when taking a shower but when I use my night guard my sensitivity goes away?

Sensitive teeth: Teeth are often a little sensitive to temperature changes after wearing a night guard during sleep. Sometimes this is because they dry out with the nightguard on all night, or because the nightguard is tight, or because you may be grinding or clenching all night.
This usually disappears after a short time once the guard is removed.
Always check back with your dentist for possible adjustments. ...Read more

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Loose teeth caused by night guard or grinding?

Loose teeth caused by night guard or grinding?

Nightguard: You need to make sure that your night guard fits properly. You do not want to much force on a sigle tooth. You should see your dentist to make sure it is fitting properly. ...Read more

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Does a dental night guard worn by an adult always need to be made in very hard plastic around teeth or can a more pliable softer one sometimes be ok?

Does a dental night guard worn by an adult always need to be made in very hard plastic around teeth or can a more pliable softer one sometimes be ok?

Night guard: Full coverage hard acrylic appliance have the most scientific support. Offer a distinct advantage over other appliances because they control and maintain tooth position and for the prevention of bruxism and TMJ syndrome through reduction of trigeminally innervated muscular activity. See orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Teeth grinding at night - will a custom night guard work better than a over-the-counter one?

Teeth grinding at night - will a custom night guard work better than a over-the-counter one?

Absolutely: A custom night guard will fit better and can be adjusted and is best suited for the intended purpose. ...Read more

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When you grind your teeth just at night when you are sleeping do you have to wear a night guard all your life?

When you grind your teeth just at night when you are sleeping do you have to wear a night guard all your life?

No: Depends. Sometime the problem is related to stress and when the stress eases, the grinding decreases. ...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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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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How long does it take a newly made night guard to fit 100% correctly in the teeth? When I move the jaw laterally to the left it moves a little bit

How long does it take a newly made night guard to fit 100% correctly in the teeth? When I move the jaw laterally to the left it moves a little bit

Night Guards: Have your dentist evaluate this in order to determine what adjustments are necessary. There are different types of night guards, with different amounts of retention and often require more than one adjustment over time. ...Read more

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If I grind my teeth at night, can I use invisalign? I've ground my teeth at night for a long time, and have a night guard. I would like to get my teeth straightened, hopefully with invisalign, but don't know if i'd be able to wear the night guard and alig

Be careful: Invisalign is only about half as effective as braces in the hands of a qualified orthodontic specialist. In the hands of gp, less so. And it's usually more expensive. Your grinding may indicate a number of different occlusal problems. Don't be fooled by tv advertising. Go see an orthodontist for a qualified opinion. Make a decision based on your personal need, not on the hardware. ...Read more

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Can night guard for teeth streighten teeth?

Can night guard for teeth streighten teeth?

Nightguards: Night guards come in many different forms, however, their purpose is to protect the teeth from the effects of grinding one's teeth. They are not designed to move the teeth. ...Read more

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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

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Crooked Teeth (Definition)

Actually, crooked teeth are typically crowded together, have lost their normal contact points between teeth, shifted across each other, and rotated. Crooked teeth may be part of a malocclusion (literally, a bad bite). Orthodontics deals with the resolution of crooked or crowded teeth as ...Read more


Night Guard (Definition)

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