one of my front teeth fell out due to compulsive grinding
I grind mine horribly. I do it so loudly I've woken people up! I need to get one of these. In America insurance rarely covers them and they can run about $400 - $500 which is a total crock. I can't really keep things in my mouth while I sleep either. I HS I had a retained and though I'd fall asleep with it in every night I'd wake up to find I'd removed it and thrown it clear across the room in my sleep. I was planning on just getting one from the drugstore eventually.
― wolf kabob (ENBB), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
E, I got a nightguard this year because I clench my jaw and my dentist thought I was getting close to cracking one of my teeth. The guard cost $275 plus about 50 more for the procedure of taking the mold. I never wore a retainer, but I'd be surprised if you could remove this thing without using your fingers. Paying that much felt like a burn since I couldn't really remember how long I'd been doing it. However, I haven't woken up with jaw pain since and I'm pretty much used to wearing the thing. So I think it was worth it. Simon, I might worry about a sport guard damaging your teeth in other ways?
― rob, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
First guard I had cost around $600 but I wore it for over ten years until I had a rotten tooth replaced by an implant meaning the gurad didn't fit so well anymore. It seemed costly at the time but considering I'm gonna wear one of these for the rest of my life it's worth paying. Second guard cost less ($300-400) but seems flimsier and I'm concerned about its longevity.
― fit and working again, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
xxp I don't know how secure a retainer holds but the guard I have now has to be yanked out in the morning.
― fit and working again, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
also, now I have a cool mold of my teeth, which I'm sure will come in handy
― rob, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
For committing crimes involving bite marks and framing...er...yourself.
― how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
it will all make sense, you'll see
― rob, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
did anybody have luck w/ fixing headaches by getting a mouth guard?
i keep waking up w/ headaches and i hate it, don't sleep well. i looked up an article on it and it said the most common causes are sleep apnea, bruxism (grinding teeth), depression and susceptibility to migraine. great! i have all four!
so obviously i'd rather go w/ the mouthguard because its cheaper than treating sleep apnea and less annoying too
― the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have a friend who found getting a mouthguard cured the headaches she was getting.
― fit and working again, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
She is using these disposable guards which may be a good cheap solution worth trying.
― fit and working again, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
hmm well walgreens customers rate it at 4 1/2 stars whereas on amazon it only gets 3 1/2, not sure what to think but i definitely like the name of the product and the plackers branding
― the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
haha people who write reviews on websites are such whiny b's
Grind No More is not safe., September 9, 2011
By Tom - See all my reviews
This is a very dangerous product. I just used it for a few nights. I have Bruxism, tooth grinding. It covers only the back teeth. One of my teeth, tooth number 12 cracked at the root. A tooth that is cracked at the root cannot be saved and had to be extracted. It will now cost $5,000.00 for a dental implant to replace the extracted tooth. A night guard that covers all of the upper or lower teeth is a much better investment than this product. Beware.
sounds like you bought the wrong shit, tom!
― the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
"people who yelp are scumbags" pt 2, i guess
― the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
thx for the tip though, i will try this grind no more and see if i grind more or grind no more
Caveat: She gave me one of these to try out but I thought it didn't fit so well for me and I couldn't imagine it would stay in place overnight. But she loved them.
― fit and working again, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
So the weird thing about my teeth grinding is that I don't have any headaches or jaw pain. In fact, I didn't even know I did it until the people I woke told me about it. I think that's one reason I've been putting off the guard. It's easy to do when I don't have any symptoms . . . yet.
― wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:02 (1 year ago) Permalink