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Mark Bornfeld, DDS, Dentist
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Experience:  Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA
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I need a mouth guard that will prevent my tongue from

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I need a mouth guard that will prevent my tongue from pushing out my teeth at night. I had a wonderful orthodontist who made one for me several years ago. He has retired. No one knows how to remake this type of night splint. It was a full upper splint. It stopped my teeth from moving around by preventing my tongue from pushing on my teeth. Also stopped the clenching. Is there anything over-the-counter I could use? I have called a number of orthos about this.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I had full orthodontic metal appliances and did not wear a retainer. I had a very nice bite for twenty years until I started wearing a BIPAP about four years ago. Nasal pilllows only. The mask was a strap-type mask and started messing up my bite within a few months. I had to have all four front lowers crowned with a retainer bridge. Now the uppers are moving.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 9 months ago.

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