Ailment: Tooth grinding
Remedy: Dental guard
You can buy a dental mouth guard at a sports shop for just a dollar or two. Try to buy a soft guard in a size that fits your mouth comfortably. It is important to clean it every day, or it will be a source of bacteria. Soak it for a couple of hours in 3% hydrogen peroxide, or colloidal silver, or a proprietary cleaner.
Comment posted by Deb of gresham, or, usa on 18 December 2012 at 15:44 860
mouth gards do help protect your teeth if you grind them. also helps with morning headaches.
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 14 May 2010 at 15:9 195
A sports mouth guard / dental guard is a very cheap solution to the problem of grinding and wearing down your teeth. Wear it when you go to sleep at night, and even during the day if your are grinding your teeth while awake.
Of course, eventually you will need to break the habit. Aside from awareness, reminders and willpower, techniques such as brain re-training and biofeedback are available. Also, what was the cause of the tooth grinding in the first place? - fear, anger, frustration, ???