Save On Dental Mouth Guards to Reduce Teeth Clenching
A doctor recently told me that to reduce my severe headaches, I needed to use a dental mouth guard so I would stop clenching my teeth. Dental mouth guards can be expensive, but I found a great way to save a lot of money, and it has really helped reduce my headaches!
I have had severe headaches for years. I don’t mean for a few years…I mean constant, daily, never ending headaches for 25 years! At first, my doctors told me the headaches were caused by the medications I was taking for my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Then they said it was food allergies and then Candida. After following their recommendations with no success, I spent $10,000 to go to a functional medicine doctor and nutritionist and had their entire battery of exotic tests done, desperate for a solution. I spent 2 years trying diet after diet, pill after pill and I could still find no relief for my headaches.
I finally ended up at an Ear Nose and Throat doctor for a lump on my neck that I thought might be causing them. As I was there, the doctor was checking my ears and pushing around on the outside edge. He pressed down and an excruciating pain suddenly shot through my ear, head and neck. It hurt severely. Then, the doctor said, “You are clenching your teeth.” I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been to 20+ doctors over the years and none of them had ever suggested teeth clenching might be a problem.
He wanted me to get a custom mouth guard that cost around $700, but I wasn’t about to spend that much to try yet another uncertain idea. It’s fine to do that if you have that kind of cash and if you know for sure it’s going to help but we just didn’t have the money just to “try” yet another idea to stop my headaches. I set out to find a cheaper way to fix the problem. First. I tried physical therapy and steroid injections for 3 months. Those things did help some but the doctor still wanted to me try a mouth guard for my clenching.
I spent about 2 months searching, off and on, for a cheaper way to buy a mouth guard. In the midst of my searching, I ran across Pro Teeth Guard. I decided to give them a try. I had several questions:
- I was clenching my teeth during the day and not at night, so would it help me?
- I wasn’t sure what kind of guard to get.
- Could I talk while wearing the mouth guard?
- Did I have to wear it 24 hours a day every day or how long did I need to I wear it?
It did take some time asking the company and consulting my doctor but, all in all, I probably spent less than 30 minutes total to save more than $550. That was certainly worth it! While I was talking to them, I mentioned that I had been discussing it with my readers on my Facebook page, so they offered to send me a mouth guard to review. Even before that, I thought it would be worth a try because they offer a 110% money back guarantee and had a LOT of great reviews on the Internet.
They sent me a package with some molds and epoxy, so I could mold the mouth guard to match my teeth. You just mix the epoxy, put it in the mold, put the mold in your teeth and bite down for a few minutes. Then take it out, put it in the package and mail it back in the prepaid package. Two weeks later, I received my mouth guard… and it didn’t fit. I was disappointed so I emailed them for help and they said, “No problem! We will send you another kit to do another mold” and I tried again. I got the second one back and it didn’t work either. I emailed them again and they sent me another prepaid envelope to return it and have it adjusted and guess what…IT’S GREAT! I can wear it during the day or night. I can talk with it and I didn’t have to sell my firstborn to be able to pay for it!
I know that I had some problems getting mine to fit. I don’t know if that’s normal but what I do know is that the actual amount of time I spent emailing the company and returning it was around 15 minutes total and their customer service was great, so I still felt like it was definitely worth it to save $550… Oh yeah!!!
After talking to my neighbor who makes dentures, my doctor and my dentist, they all confirmed what the Pro Mouth Guard statement says:
“Most of the time, your dentist does not make these mouth guards. They simply take an impression of your teeth and ask you to come back in two weeks. After you leave the dentists’ office, your dentist ships the impression of your teeth to a local dental lab, where the lab takes care of the entire process of creating your custom night guard. The lab then ships the completed product, along with a bill for a fraction of the price you pay, to the dentist. When you come back to the dentist office two weeks later, the dentist gives you the completed night guard and charges you $400, or more. At ProTeethGuard.com, we believe that professional custom night guards should be accessible and affordable. By offering a solution via our online store, we help our customers protect their teeth and lead healthier lives. We offer custom made night guards straight from the source: a professional dental lab that dentists use. Our lab is owned and operated by a dental lab technician with over 20 years of experience in the dental industry. We’ve delivered thousands of perfectly fitted night guards, partial and full dentures, dental crowns and bridges to dentists. We believe you’ll be happy with your purchase and we stand behind our products with a 110% money back guarantee.”
So if you are clenching your teeth and need a mouth guard I would highly recommend using Pro Mouth Guard. You really have nothing to lose and it’s worth a try.
*As I mentioned, the company did send me a free mouth guard, but I have not been otherwise compensated for this review. I just recommended it because it helped me and I believe it could help you, too. 🙂