What is the opinion of Reddit about the
The ConfiDental – Pack of 5 Moldable Mouth Guard for Teeth Grinding Clenching Bruxism, Sport Athletic, Whitening Tray, Including 3 Regular and 2 Heavy Duty Guard (3 (lll) Regular 2 (II) Heavy Duty)?

A total of 7 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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1st Sep 2020

I was clenching my jaw so hard that i essentially gave myself a bad overbite, severely aggravating my TMJ. I didn’t even realize i was doing this. I bought this: mouth guard and molded it to how i was supposed to position my jaw. I wore it for a few nights and it completely stopped my clenching issue; my jaw barely pops at all anymore. Not sure if it’ll help your situation or not but it greatly improved mine

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23rd May 2019

I bought these mouth guards and didn’t have a problem molding any of them using the box instructions. I’ve also spent $400 twice on “specialty” mouth guards from my dentist and I’ve seen no real difference in my TMJ pain between them and the $20 ones.

With all that said mouth guards in general can be sort of hit or miss when it comes to TMJ pain. You should find out what’s causing the pain first. If it’s clenching then try molding a guard that prevents you from being able to clench. If it’s overuse, soft food and warm massaging with ibuprofen is a good cheap start. I don’t think medicaid or any kind of insurance covers TMJ stuff as I found out myself unfortunately 🙁

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25th Jul 2020

1 Assuming your guts can handle it – go on Aleve / Naproxen liquigels ASAP. Jaw inflammation becomes a self-feeding thing – it’s bothering you so it make it worse, and it’s worse because it’s bothering you. Nuke it with drugs while you get this under control.

2 Assuming your apnea isn’t severe, stop using it for the moment. The full mask made my life a horrible pain filled nightmare.

3 I tried a chin strap – it made my TMJ just as mad – waste of time IMO

4 Your grinding needs to be addressed. If you don’t want to go to a doctor right now, I can’t blame you. Even then, regular doctors are idiots about TMJ. It took 5 attempts before I found someone to fix mine. IMO The best you can do without seeing a doctor is one of the more expensive bite kits off Amazon. I would immediately order a cheap kit for $10:

https://smile.amazon.com/ConfiDental-Moldable-Clenching-Whitening-Including/dp/B075FV78W8

and at the same time order a better one that takes longer:

https://smile.amazon.com/Protection-Against-Grinding-Clenching-Bruxism/dp/B074TXB5V5

If you can figure out where your jaw is “happy”, i.e. a little forward, a little backward, try to set up a mouthguard to keep it there. For example, my lower jaw needed to be about 3mm / 1/8th of an inch further forward. This is a bit odd, because then my teeth don’t line up, but it mitigates my TMJ issues. Jaw still pops once in a while, and when it does, OUCH, but I’m mostly good now.

My pain story:

My TMJ started in my late 20s due to stress clenching from a high stress job. I left it un-treated for decade as it slowly got worse. I did try a dentist-provided bite block and a few other things, but wasn’t really serious about it.

When I started CPAP, I went almost immediately to a full mask because my clogged nose caused me to open my mouth. The full mask caused a flare up in my TMJ that was horrific (sounds a lot like yours). That led to me seeing a specialist and it ultimately cost me 7 grand because the U.S. health system is dog poo, and TMJ falls into an insurance hole between dental and medical coverage.

Although it doesn’t work for some people, the TMJ doctor I had aligned my jaw using mouthguards and slowly moved my lower jaw forward. It took ~8 months of tiny adjustments. I wore a mouthguard day and night. They did a bunch of measurements up front to find out where my jaw was happy, and then basically re-trained my face to keep it there.

I have one mouthguard for night time that basically fits tight and holds my jaw together so I can’t open it. I have another one just for the bottom during the day. At this point I only have to use the bottom one while I sleep and have been pain free for about 10 months now.

I can say the mouthguard that locks my jaw shut works to keep it for CPAP purposes as well. It allowed me to immediately start using the Bleep without my mouth opening. Also, it turns out using Flonase half an hour before bed solved most of my issues with nasal masks, even without the mouthguard. You may want to try that as well.

Anyway, I’ve been where you are – it is miserable, but hopefully the above info will help set you on the track to getting better. Feel free to PM me if I can be of help.

Cheers.

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24th Aug 2021

Hey! For the mouth guard thing, you don’t need the expensive one the dentist recommends, generic brands will do essentially the same thing. I grind my teeth at night and have been using OTC guards for years, the dentist said they wouldn’t have been able to tell grind if I hadn’t told them! Here’s an example: https://www.amazon.com/ConfiDental-Moldable-Clenching-Whitening-Including/dp/B075FV78W8/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=dental+mouth+guard&qid=1629806840&sr=8-5

Longer term, once your savings are more steady, you could look into botox to stop the grinding altogether. Best of luck & hang in there, I’m sure things will be looking up for you soon!

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15th Mar 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruxism

https://www.amazon.com/ConfiDental-Moldable-Clenching-Whitening-Including/dp/B075FV78W8/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=night+guard+grinding&qid=1615774520&sr=8-5

You want to address this problem early bro. Or your teeth will deteriorate and you’ll wake up with headaches, jaw pain, soreness etc.

/u/dodecacat – sweet username by the way.

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16th Sep 2020

I bought this moldable one on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ConfiDental-Moldable-Clenching-Whitening-Including/dp/B075FV78W8/

Probably not as good as one from the dentist but it fits me well!