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Old 11-30-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hello, all.
I have a problem with tongue thrusting while I sleep. My tongue pushes agaist my upper front teeth so hard that by morning my front teeth are in pain, and the pain radiates across my face. Even the eyes hurt.
Until I can figure out the cause, I need some sort of tooth guard. But most appear to be for grinding and wouldn't inhibit my tongue from pushing against my teeth.
I tried a guard from one of those teeth-whitening kids, but it wasn't made to be in your mouth overnight and irritated the inside of my mouth.
Any suggestions on a moth guard that could help me?
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Hi Dcastell

Welcome to NeuroTalk .

I am sorry to read about your dental problems.

I am sure that the next time the NT expert on such things (Bryanna) is on-line she will be able to help you.

Best wishes.
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Hi Dcastell,

Tongue thrusting is usually seen in children and can readily be corrected. In adulthood, this can be a tricky habit to break. However, you may find some help consulting with an orthodontist who may suggest and fabricate an appliance called a tongue crib. He may also suggest some exercises to help break the habit.

The goal is to stop the habit, which a mouth guard will not do.

Hope you can consult with the orthodontist soon.
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Hello, all.
I have a problem with tongue thrusting while I sleep. My tongue pushes agaist my upper front teeth so hard that by morning my front teeth are in pain, and the pain radiates across my face. Even the eyes hurt.
Until I can figure out the cause, I need some sort of tooth guard. But most appear to be for grinding and wouldn't inhibit my tongue from pushing against my teeth.
I tried a guard from one of those teeth-whitening kids, but it wasn't made to be in your mouth overnight and irritated the inside of my mouth.
Any suggestions on a moth guard that could help me?
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