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post #21601 of 24066
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Not really a retainer, as it's not meant to alter the alignment of your teeth, but yes, apparently I grind my teeth in my sleep.

My last dentist a year ago said I grind my teeth and recommended the night guard. I brushed it off. New one this year said the same exact thing, so I'm guessing it's true.

I just don't want to have to wear a stupid "night guard" every night before bed. It sounds like a fucking adult diaper FFS.

Maybe they both went to the same dental marketing seminar where they both were told to suggest a night guard to every patient as a value-added service.

The value accruing to themselves, of course.
post #21602 of 24066
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

GF, MrsG got one in the last year or so for the same reason. I don't know what you mean when you ask if it's worth it to get the custom-molded one from the dentist, because I didn't realize there was an alternative, but she has been happy with hers. It helped a lot with pain she had from grinding. It's also not especially clunky or anything (think Invisalign). In fact, aside from a bit of a lisp, I almost can't tell she's wearing it if she puts it in and we end up talking before bed.

Also, if they say you're damaging your teeth, do something about it before you really screw them up. I used to work with a woman who was at the dentist constantly getting things fixed from grinding. She'd done enough damage the roots of some of her teeth that she had to have them pulled. Her grille was gnarly, and she was only in her mid 30s.

Thanks for the info. But yeah, you can get "off the shelf" night guards that aren't molded to your specific set of teeth. They're bulkier, don't fit as well (obviously), and cost much, much less. The dentist showed me what a custom one would look like and they're very sleek, to your point.
post #21603 of 24066

You can get a pretty ok one for $20 or so at the grocery store.  Obviously don't fit as well, but they work.  I've had both, and the cheap one is nice for traveling.  You don't feel nearly as pissed if you forget that one on the hotel nightstand...

post #21604 of 24066
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

People who sit staring at their phone at restaurants etc. should be shot at high noon at a central square in town until people stop.

Go fuck yourself.
post #21605 of 24066
Yeah that was a pretty laughable statement by Find Finn
post #21606 of 24066
the problem with night guards is that they don't actually fix your problem as far as I can tell.

You still grind your teeth, it just doesn't cause damage. But whatever changed in your sleep state that caused you to start doing it is still there. And if you start to have jaw clicking or muscle soreness (or are on the path for the dreaded tooth grinder facial shape changes), it doesn't halt the progress.
post #21607 of 24066
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post


Go fuck yourself.

Pas, I'm good.
post #21608 of 24066
Oh Jiminy Crickets now there is a new group who are friends of friends on Facebook to where I always see their postings they are the Milleny'all's (confederation of Southern millenials).
post #21609 of 24066

I have never to my recollection ever looked at a phone in a restaurant.I gots priorities

post #21610 of 24066
Does not looking at your phone get you your food faster?
post #21611 of 24066

restaurant? no. 

 

cafe? all the time! what i can't read a fucking newspaper while i eat my croissant?

 

on the shitter? never, ever. 

post #21612 of 24066

Maybe I should have said" purpose".Where I grew up (southern Louisiana) the period before eating is spent talking about how good what you are going to eat is going to be

post #21613 of 24066

old people act like they didn't ignore other people in public reading books and newspapers and shit during brunch or on the train etc.. but of course that's okay. it must just be this newfangled technology that makes it "rude" and not okay.

post #21614 of 24066

Ha you can't imagine how many times my mom yelled at me to "get your nose outta that book and pay attention to what your doing"

post #21615 of 24066
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

old people act like they didn't ignore other people in public reading books and newspapers and shit during brunch or on the train etc.. but of course that's okay. it must just be this newfangled technology that makes it "rude" and not okay.

I never thought of it this way. Thanks!
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