What is Mouthguard?

Category: Equipment

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See also: Night Guard

Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Teeth grinding (bruxism) 25 9
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain 23 4
Temporomandibular joint syndrome 8 1
Jaw clenching 2 1
Pain 2 0
Biting inner cheek 1 2

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 5
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mouthguard

Side effect Patients
Bad taste in mouth 2
Excess saliva 1
Sore gums 1
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain 1
Toothache 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Mouthguard

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 3
1 daily 1
10 hr daily 1
11 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Mouthguard

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using Mouthguard

Duration

Currently using Mouthguard

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Mouthguard

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 6
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Mouthguard

Dec 18, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for teeth grinding (bruxism))
  • Side effects
    Mild (bad taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 14, 2010 (Started Jan 27, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I lost mine on a trip. Advice: Don't lose yours, they are expensive to replace. And I could not.

  • 0 helpful marks
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