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Posted by: 5in1kit  (10 years ago)

I bought a night guard from the drug store to help me with my teeth grinding habit at night. It's the kind that you soak in hot water to soften, then clench down onto it to mold it around the teeth. My dentist learned about this today and he said those that came from the drug store don't fit very well and they are not really protecting the teeth. Is this true? Are the night guards from the drug stores really inadequate? He said he will make a better night guard for me. Any thought on this?

Thanks a lot!
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Posted by: amatigress  (10 years ago)
My husband also has a teeth grinding habit. What seems to help is reducing stress, actually. He rarely grinds his teeth nowadays, and when he does, I'm quick to roll over and tell him to stop!
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Posted by: wantgoodteeth  (10 years ago)
Hi 5in1kit!

I agree with your dentist. An over the counter night guard doesn't work very well. It does not fit properly.