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I wear a mouth guard for grinding so my teeth don't get much air at night. Could that be why they feel so dull?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
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In brief: No

If i understand your question / concern-- your guard covers your teeth so you feel that prevents air from contacting your teeth? The reason teeth may have a "dull" feeling is sometimes due to plaque accumulation.
When you brush your teething in the morning, after you have removed the guard, do they still feel "dull"? If they still do, then see your dentist.

In brief: No

If i understand your question / concern-- your guard covers your teeth so you feel that prevents air from contacting your teeth? The reason teeth may have a "dull" feeling is sometimes due to plaque accumulation.
When you brush your teething in the morning, after you have removed the guard, do they still feel "dull"? If they still do, then see your dentist.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Also make sure to clean mouth guard daily as per Dentist's instructions.
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In brief: Shouldn't matter

Your bruxism guard should not block your airway.
Is this a professionally made appliace from your dentist, or is it store bought? If it is not a custom appliance from your dentist, have one made.

In brief: Shouldn't matter

Your bruxism guard should not block your airway.
Is this a professionally made appliace from your dentist, or is it store bought? If it is not a custom appliance from your dentist, have one made.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Not related

The surface of your teeth will not be affected by the amount of air that they are exposed to.
You may feel a difference in enamel integrity due to a build-up of plaque or tarter on your teeth. That's a hygiene issue. Return to the practitioner who made the appliance and review status and oral hygiene. If it's an OTC appliance it can be doing more harm than good.

In brief: Not related

The surface of your teeth will not be affected by the amount of air that they are exposed to.
You may feel a difference in enamel integrity due to a build-up of plaque or tarter on your teeth. That's a hygiene issue. Return to the practitioner who made the appliance and review status and oral hygiene. If it's an OTC appliance it can be doing more harm than good.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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