What Age Can a Child Wear a Dental Night Guard?

Can a Child Wear a Dental Night Guard? The short answer: Ask your dentist. Recommended use for children varies greatly. As parents we deal with miniature crisis’ all the time–scraped knees, growing pains, hunger pains, sick days and everything in between. These common issues have aided us in becoming pretty proficient in what to do

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Head Trauma In Athletes | Sentinel Mouthguards

Head Trauma In Athletes: Should We Start Rethinking Careers In Contact Sports? Head trauma in athletes has been known as a possible consequence of taking part in contact sports for a long time, but recent research has shown that the damage done to the brain may be much worse than previously realized. Given this new

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“Can Botox Stop My Teeth Grinding?” | Sentinel Mouthguards

Update 06/15/16 Recent research suggests Botox for teeth decreases bone density in jaw. More on this can be found here: http://sentinelmouthguards.com/botox-teeth-grinding-not-good-idea/ Botox for Teeth Grinding and TMJ Teeth grinding, aka bruxism, the unconscious clenching and grinding of the teeth that takes place during the night (while you are asleep) has been a fairly recent and

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teeth grinding and stress

“Is Stress Making me Grind my Teeth at Night?” | sentinelmouthguards.com

“The dentist recently told me I grind my teeth at night and suggested I wear a night guard. He asked if I was under any notable stress lately. I looked at him and said “you mean any more than usual?!”. I have 3 kids and a full time job. ‘Stressed’ is pretty much a constant

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What In The Hay Is A Gum Shield? | Sentinel Mouthguards

THE GUM SHIELD AND ITS IMPORTANCE Sometimes the English language is just downright confusing. Must we have 10 variations of the same word? Is there a difference between the mouthguard and the gum shield? A gum shield is a protective appliance or device that is used to cover the teeth and gums. It is always

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What Is The Difference Between Bruxism and TMJ?

Bruxism (Teeth-Grinding) vs. TMJ Syndrome Introduction Disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can have many names. These include TMJ syndrome, TMJ dysfunction, and TMJ disorder, among others. Throughout this article, we’ll use these terms interchangeably. Regardless of the names, these conditions are often exacerbated by persistent teeth-grinding (bruxism). Before we talk more about TMJ problems,

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“I Grind My Teeth At Night. Do I Really Have To Wear A Night Guard?”

Night Teeth Grinding 101 “I grind my teeth at night. Do I really have to wear a night guard?” Picture it: You and your new beau are getting ready to go to sleep. You lean in to give each other a kiss goodnight and his lips graze the plastic night guard appliance that you have

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“My Teeth Are Sore When I Wake Up. Why?”

The problem of waking up with sore teeth is common amongst many people. “My Teeth Are Sore When I Wake Up. Why?” Often times, when a person goes to sleep, their teeth feel healthy and fine but when they wake up the teeth will feel sore. This may or may not be accompanied by a

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grinding your teeth at night

“How Do I Know If I Am Grinding My Teeth At Night?” | sentinelmouthguards.com

How Do I Know If I Am Grinding My Teeth At Night? “Look Doctor! I think I would know if I was grinding my teeth at night!” Many dentists experience this problem with patients. The dentist tells the patient that they are showing signs of teeth grinding or jaw clenching at night only to be

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different types of dental night guards

Types of Night Guard for Teeth Grinding and Clenching: “Do I Choose Soft, Hard, Or Dual Laminate?”

Types of Night Guard For Teeth Grinding and Clenching First, what is teeth grinding and why is a professionally custom made night guard for teeth grinding (based on a dental impression of your teeth) the preferred choice? Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching a.k.a Bruxism   Bruxism is excessive grinding of the teeth and/or excessive clenching

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5 Reasons Not To Pay A Dentist To Make Your Custom Night Guard

 Please Note: We strive to provide the most accurate information possible. You should know that some individuals will require a specific custom night guard type that must be made through a dentist to treat various issues such as jaw alignment, TMJ, teeth misalignment, etc). A licensed dentist will be able to evaluate and determine which

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“My Dog Ate My Night Guard!”

*A humorous yet informative article written by talented blogger Amanda Woodward about one of the most common reasons for night guard replacements and reorders. We enjoyed this one and hope you will too! My dog ate my night guard! I have a 10 month old Australian Cattle Dog. Her name is Loki. Yes, I named her

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BPA Free Dental Night Guards

Are Night Guards BPA Free? Pthalate free? BPA free dental night guards Overview If you have ever experienced chronic teeth grinding or had a family member affected by the problem, you probably realize that this is a matter that should not be overlooked. You only get one set of adult teeth.  Grinding or clenching comes

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Can a Night Guard Shift Your Teeth? | Sentinel Team

 Is Your Night Guard Causing You Pain? Can a Night Guard Shift Your Teeth? Let's first start by determining which type of dental night guard you're using. Are you wearing a boil to your mouth or one size fits all dental guard that you purchased through a retailer like CVS, Walgreens or Amazon? This could

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“Should I be wearing a night guard to protect my veneers?”

“Should I be wearing a night guard to protect my veneers?” Why it’s worth it to protect your smile after such a big investment: Gretta saved and saved for her new veneers on her front teeth. It was a dream come true for her. No more smiling with slight pursed lips. Prior to the veneers,

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Finding The Right Night Guard For Missing Teeth

The Search For The Perfect Night Guard (when you have imperfect teeth) If you’re missing one or many teeth and need to wear a nighttime guard, you may already know the struggles of finding a secure, comfortable and well fitting night guard. A custom fitted dental guard made specifically from your distinct teeth anatomy will

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How To: Taking Your Own Dental Impression For Your Night Guard or Mouth Guard

Taking Your Own Dental Impression For The Best Fit When ordering a mouth guard that is truly custom fit, a dental impression of your teeth must be taken . Now, if you’re going through a dental office, a professional will take a nice, clear impression of your teeth. But if you decide to purchase online

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Bruxism: Does Our Teeth Grinding Worsen During Winter?

“I’ve Often Wondered: Does Bruxism Worsen During The Colder Months?”   Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding, a condition which affects about 8 percent of adults according to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Almost everyone has ground their teeth sometime in their lives, whether because of high emotion or

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Custom Mouth Guards Better for Reducing Concussion Risk

The Study Setup The study tracked six high school football teams, totaling 412 players. Half of the players selected their own store-bought mouth guards, and the other half were given custom athletic mouth guards. These mouth guards were customized by taking a mold of the players’ teeth and then fashioning a guard based on the dental

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10 Real Life Reasons To Wear A Professionally Fitted Mouthguard

10 Real Life Reasons To Wear A Professionally Fitted Mouthguard From The Dawn of Time.. Dating back to when man drew on the walls of caves, the most effective way of winning over a mate has always been through competition; except for that brief time during the 1990s that we all went soft and got

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