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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
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