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  1. What Is The Difference Between Boil-and-Bite And Custom Mouth Guards?

    What Is The Difference Between Boil-and-Bite And Custom Mouth Guards?

    Mouth guards are thin but sturdy coverings that protect your teeth. If you are athletic and participate in contact sports like basketball and hockey, you are probably already familiar with the athletic type of this dental protector. Other mouth guards protect your teeth and dental work against the damage caused by nighttime grinding. US Army custom Mouthguard Of course, not...
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  2. Essix Retainer Frequently Asked Questions

    Essix Retainer Frequently Asked Questions

    Retainer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Q. What's the difference between Hawley wire retainers and Essix retainers? A. The Hawley retainers are made from acrylic and use orthodontic wire to maintain the position of the teeth. Essix style retainers are clear and clip on to the teeth to prevent them from shifting. Essix retainers material is similar to the material used...
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  3. How To Use Whitening Trays

    How To Use Whitening Trays

    These are the instructions for custom made whitening trays. Sporting Smiles Home Teeth Whitening This type of tray is made from an exact impression of your teeth and made in a dental lab.         First you want to brush your teeth. Place a small bead of gel in the front lower tooth compartment of the whitening trays...
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  4. Retainers After Orthodontic Bands

    Retainers After Orthodontic Bands

    Orthodontic bands like Orthofill, Orthoband, and Ora-band are dental bands that are placed on the teeth to close the spaces between your teeth. These bands are worn at night and will slowly put pressure on the teeth to close the gap. There are different size bands depending on the gap you are trying to close. After the desired gap is closed...
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  5. Gagging On Teeth Night Guards

    Gagging On Teeth Night Guards

    Many people find themselves not wearing their night guard because they are bulky or cause them to gag. There are a few things that can be done to make the guard more comfortable. Have a custom thermo-formed night guard that isn't thicker than 3mm. From our testing at SportingSmiles we found that most people do not find the 3mm bulky...
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  6. 20 Percent Of Americans Grind Their Teeth At Night; Do You?

    20 Percent Of Americans Grind Their Teeth At Night; Do You?

    While there are various reports suggesting that between 8 percent and 31 percent of Americans grind their teeth at night, the accepted percentage usually sits right at 20. There is a good chance that you, too, are a member of this group. Involuntary grinding of the teeth – also known as Bruxism – is frequently accompanied with moderate to excessive...
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  7. How To Take A Dental Impression.

    How To Take A Dental Impression.

    SportingSmiles Impression Kit Brush your teeth and make sure your hands are clean. Adjust the dental tray to the size of your mouth. They are adjustable in width by pulling the two halves of the tray apart. The tray can also be made smaller by snapping off a section(s) of the plastic in the rear of the impression tray. Your...
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  8. Do I Grind My Teeth When Sleeping?

    Do I Grind My Teeth When Sleeping?

    Most people are unaware that they grind or clench their teeth while sleeping. Teeth grinding is also know by the medical term of Bruxism and  studies have shown that up to 25% of all people grind or clench their teeth in one way or another. The 3 main symptoms of teeth grinding are. Worn Teeth: You or your dentist might...
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  9. How To Prevent Clear Essix Retainer From Breaking

    How To Prevent Clear Essix Retainer From Breaking

    Clear Essix style retainers are fragile and can crack when not cared for properly.  With proper care retainers can last many years. Here is a list of steps that can help prolong the life span of your dental retainers. 1. Removing: When removing your retainers, use both hands and pull the retainers off the teeth. When the retainers twist they...
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  10. The Teeth Grinding Guard Cost

    The Teeth Grinding Guard Cost

    There are many different types of teeth grinding guards with extremely different price ranges. Over the counter:  OTC guards are found in drug stores and range in price from $10-$30. These guards are typically made by placing a universal sized guard in hot water then forming over your teeth. They  typically don't last long and the fitting is poor.  ...
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