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Will Wearing A Night Guard Fix Crooked Teeth
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
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
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
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
Why do my bottom teeth feel sensitive when taking a shower but when I use my night guard my sensitivity goes away?
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
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
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
When you grind your teeth just at night when you are sleeping do you have to wear a night guard all your life?
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?
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.
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
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
Is there anything I can do to stop grinding my teeth other than getting a night guard? I grind my teeth, and my dentist says I need a night guard, but my insurance won't cover any of it and I can't afford it. Is there anything else I can do that might sto
Botox: Consult with neurologist or your dentist for some trigger point injection or Botox injection. ...Read more
Can I reverse damage caused by bruxism? I've been grinding my teeth for years, but did not get a night guard until two years ago. My front bottom teeth especially are ground down and smaller than they used to be. Is there anything that can be done to rebu
Yes: Depending on the damage it can be expensive to repair but it is repairable. The methods used depend on the damage. ...Read more
Do not recommend: Do not recommend.Get a more detailed answer ›
My night guard broke. I literally just bought it today and I have already worn it out? I grip my teeth too hard in the day. Can't it help that?
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
I have teeth marks on my tongue and its very disturbing me, I visited the dentist and I'm using night guard with no changes on the case.
Normal: This is a normal condition for many people. If you have no discomfort everything's OK. ...Read more
How long are custom night guards made to last? I've had my night guard to prevent me grinding my teeth for four years now, and it's becoming misshapen. My dentist hasn't said anything about it needing to be replaced, but i'd like to know how long these th
Depends: The guard is taking the brunt of the bruxism abuse. So, yes, your guard will naturally wear away in time, . .. Holes, in them, when they are worn through and through is a good indication that you need a new one. Or, if you have muscle pain, bite pain, or other issues, you need to check with your dentist on types of guards or orthotics you should have. ...Read more
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
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
My dentist made a custom night guard for my teeth grinding. How do I know if it fits properly? It feels like its pressing front teeth back
Check with dentist: Your appliance should fit snug and be retentive, but it shouldn't make your teeth feel the way you're explaining. Double check with your dentist, may just need adjustment... ...Read more
Last night, I wore a new night guard for my teeth grinding. I woke up with dizziness and a little nauseau. Are these symptoms from night guard?
Possible?: Yu might be grinding a lot with the introduction of this new mouth guard to your mouth. Monitor for the next few days, if it doesn't get better slowly, consult your doctor. ...Read more
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