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Old 05-05-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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For those of you who need a night guard for teeth grinding, you know how expensive they are. I called around a few weeks ago and got quotes from $450 to $625. For a simple night guard! I had gotten my last one in Mexico for $80 and it lasted 11 years.



Anyway, I went online and found a do-it-yourself mail order night guard for $99. I was skeptical, but I ordered one, got the kit, spent 5 minutes making the mold, mailed it in and a week later got the finished product mailed back to me. It fits and is comfortable and effective. For $99!



I know we're not supposed to post links but if anyone wants to DM me, I'll happily provide info.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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That's a heck of a deal! How sturdy does it seem? I paid $300 for mine last year after my senior discount (unique to my dentist - not a "plan" per se). I tend to be hard on night guards so I don't know how long my current one will last. Look for a DM from me in a minute or two.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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For those of you who need a night guard for teeth grinding, you know how expensive they are. I called around a few weeks ago and got quotes from $450 to $625. For a simple night guard! I had gotten my last one in Mexico for $80 and it lasted 11 years.
$450 to $625? Such a deal! Back when TMJ and grinding issues were less commonly diagnosed and the production of the appliances wasn't as widely available, they cost a lot more and insurance didn't cover any of it. You could pay over $1000 for one. Been there, done that. It took me years to wear the guard out but it happened eventually. By that time the new one cost a fraction of the original. But of course everyone complains about how outrageously expensive dentistry has become right? Must be a fluke.
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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That's a heck of a deal! How sturdy does it seem? I paid $300 for mine last year after my senior discount (unique to my dentist - not a "plan" per se). I tend to be hard on night guards so I don't know how long my current one will last. Look for a DM from me in a minute or two.
It seems as sturdy as my last one. It's a flexible plastic (as was my last one), not the hard kind from the olden days. It took me 11 years to chew through it, but I honestly don't know how hard I grind at night. But the good news is, if you chew through it in 3-5 years, it's so much cheaper to replace.


Waiting for your DM or maybe someone can tell me if it's OK to post the link as it's not a CD competitor.
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:45 PM
 
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That's weird. I sent you a DM right after I posted which was at 12:24. Must be floating around in the ether somewhere?

Just checked . . . it's not in my outgoing DM's. I'll send another now.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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Have been trying all day to respond to a DM from Tuberose. It doesn't seem to be working,(I even tried email) so am posting the link she requested here.


https://www.sparklingwhitesmiles.com...talguards.aspx


Please let me know if you see this. Don't know how else to send it to you. Good luck!
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:23 PM
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Mine was $700 but the insurance covered it in full, due to the way the dentist wrote it up. In other words, the insurance paid for it, but will have to pay for less tooth repairs/crowns in the future. My wife needed one two but without the same condition had to pay 50% for hers. Her previous one lasted 10 years. Hopefully the $99 one holds up for you.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Australasia
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Have been trying all day to respond to a DM from Tuberose. It doesn't seem to be working,(I even tried email) so am posting the link she requested here.


https://www.sparklingwhitesmiles.com...talguards.aspx


Please let me know if you see this. Don't know how else to send it to you. Good luck!
Thank you sayulita for the info - much appreciated.
I replied to your email but don't think it worked
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:51 AM
 
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My dentist charges only $35.00 for a night guard. I have 2, first one is 3 years old and works so well that I had him make another recently for when I travel.
They're not difficult to make, some of those prices quoted are outrageous.
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