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I keep grinding holes into mouth guard, how can I prevent this?
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: ENT,dentist or psych
Talk to your dentist, an ear/nose/throat (ENT) specialist, and/or a psychiatrist about your problem - until someone can help you fix it.

In brief: ENT,dentist or psych
Talk to your dentist, an ear/nose/throat (ENT) specialist, and/or a psychiatrist about your problem - until someone can help you fix it.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Different material
Mouth guard is for sports.
Occlusal Orthotic, or Night Guard, is for protection from grinding damage. Perhaps your Dentist can make one for you of a more durable material. Best solution would be to eliminate grinding. May need Orthodontic treatment, anti anxiety counseling, tranquilizers, occlusal adjustment, etc. orthotic treats symptom, not cause.

In brief: Different material
Mouth guard is for sports.
Occlusal Orthotic, or Night Guard, is for protection from grinding damage. Perhaps your Dentist can make one for you of a more durable material. Best solution would be to eliminate grinding. May need Orthodontic treatment, anti anxiety counseling, tranquilizers, occlusal adjustment, etc. orthotic treats symptom, not cause.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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