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Can wearing a night/ mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding hurt?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Night guards and mouth guards are different non-interchangeable appliances requiring custom fabrication and proper adjustment to prevent untoward damage.
Please seek care from your Dentist. This isn't a DIY project.

In brief: Possibly

Night guards and mouth guards are different non-interchangeable appliances requiring custom fabrication and proper adjustment to prevent untoward damage.
Please seek care from your Dentist. This isn't a DIY project.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Normally they are made so they are comfortable.
See with your dentist and have the nightguard modified.

In brief: Not usually

Normally they are made so they are comfortable.
See with your dentist and have the nightguard modified.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dr. Victor Zeines
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Night Guards

No patient has ever told me that wearing one of my night guards hurt.
Most find it helpful and without it their problems returned so they are committed to using it. A few over the years have stopped wearing it only because they were not in acute pain and found it a nuisance or forgot to use it every night.

In brief: Night Guards

No patient has ever told me that wearing one of my night guards hurt.
Most find it helpful and without it their problems returned so they are committed to using it. A few over the years have stopped wearing it only because they were not in acute pain and found it a nuisance or forgot to use it every night.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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