Ten years ago, I was a passenger in two separate motor vehicle accidents, both precisely a year apart. Thankfully my injuries were not life-threatening, but they were life-altering. As a result, I now struggle with Fibromyalgia and Chronic pain every day. A few hours after the first accident, I started experiencing quite a bit of neck, back, and jaw pain. The next day the pain had gotten much worse, so I made an appointment to see my GP.
The cause of the neck pain I was experiencing was whiplash. My jaw pain was a result of TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) and Bruxism (Teeth Grinding). After the first accident, I started clenching and grinding my teeth bad throughout the night while I slept, keeping my boyfriend awake. I woke up daily with nasty headaches and pain in my jaw. The pain would get so bad at times; it was difficult not to let it affect the rest of my day. My face literally felt like I’d done a couple of rounds with Mike Tyson!
Did you know?
Researchers have calculated that the pressure on your teeth during a bruxism episode can exceed 200 pounds/square inch.“
After dealing with excruciating pain for a couple of days, my doctor suggested that I make an appointment to see my dentist asap. My dentist confirmed the TMJD/Bruxism and recommended a splint/mouth guard. I was happy to learn that the splint/mouth guard, as well as the adjustments every few months, were covered by my insurance claim. There was no way that being off work; I could afford the $900 it was going to cost me.
Last summer, I lost my custom night guard. We tore the whole apartment apart looking for it. After a few days of combing through everything, there was still no sign of it. Frustrated and stressed out about losing it, I decided to search online and see what affordable options, if any, I could find.
I came across a forum post mentioning Pro Teeth Guard. I learned that they made the same professional quality night guards that you would get from a dentist but for a whole lot less $$$. So I immediately contacted Pro Teeth Guard to see if they could help me out. Graciously, they sent me out a Hybrid Night Guard for Moderate to Heavy Grinding to review.
Operated by a dental lab located in San Diego, CA Pro Teeth Guard’s lab has been servicing dentists for over ten years. They’ve delivered thousands of perfectly fitted custom night guards, mouth guards, dentures, and other dental appliances to dentists. Their custom night guards range from $139.99 and $189.99, depending on your level of grinding. Compared to what most dentist offices charge, it is a much cheaper alternative. The staff and Customer Happiness team at Pro Teeth Guard are incredibly knowledgeable and have been super helpful throughout my entire ordering process.
I ordered a Hybrid night guard ($159.99), based on my dentist’s recommendation. It’s hard on the outside and soft on the inside, to ensure a comfortable fit. The “hybrid” night guard is suitable for moderate to heavy grinding and will last 2-5 years, depending on the degree of grinding.
Within a week of ordering my hybrid night guard, an impression kit arrived in the mail. The impression kit came with four containers of putty. (They include two extra putty containers in case your first impression doesn’t turn out). Also included, two different sizes of mouth trays, and a prepaid envelope to return my completed. Instructions were accidentally not included in my package, so I headed over to Pro Teeth Guard’s website to see if they had them there. Sure enough, I found an informative video on how to take your teeth impression.
Easy to follow instructions
To get a proper impression, you need to follow the instructions very carefully, step by step, which I did not. I was relieved to know that even though I messed up my first impressions, the folks at Pro Teeth Guard were very understanding and sent me out a new impression kit at no cost. I received my second impression kit a week later. Included were easy to follow, detailed instructions including pictures to show how to do each step. You only have a few minutes to mix the two different putties and create an impression before the putty becomes hard.
I figured the second time around would be easy. Unfortunately, I messed up both impressions again! I sent over a couple of pictures to the lab technician to take a look at before sending them back. She didn’t think I got a clear enough impression of my back molars and recommended that we try again. Third time’s a charm? Yep!
I sent a couple more photos of my 3rd try at getting a good impression. Finally, the third time around, both impressions were good. YAY! I sent my impressions off to Pro Teeth Guard in the prepaid envelope. The lab technician then made my custom night guard using the impressions I sent in, and my new night guard arrived within a week.
Perfect Fit for Maximum Comfort
I’ve been wearing it every night for the last two weeks now, and I love it! It’s comfortable and fits perfectly. It isn’t bulky and doesn’t move around when I sleep. My jaw feels more relaxed, and knowing my teeth are protected, give me peace of mind. My boyfriend mentioned that I haven’t been grinding as much in my sleep. He’s happy to be able to fall asleep now and not be woken up in the middle of the night anymore, listening to me grind my teeth!
If you clench or grind your teeth, and your dentist has been encouraging you to get a night guard, but you haven’t been able to afford one, I highly recommend ordering a mouth guard from Pro Teeth Guard. It’s the same professional teeth guards that your dentist will provide you with, but these are much more affordable.
110% Money Back Guarantee
You will save at least 50% ordering direct from them versus your dentist’s office. Their mouth guards are made to fit your mouth perfectly and protect your teeth. The Pro Teeth Guard staff are friendly and professional. They promise to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with their 110% Money Back Guarantee. If you receive your night guard and you’re not happy for any reason, they will go out of their way to make things right.
The awesome folks at Pro Teeth Guard have generously offered to give away a custom night guard to one lucky winner! Winner will choose the night guard style (soft, hybrid or hard) valued at $139.99-$189.99.
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