Bite Guard

I picked up my night (bite) guard today. Blech. I hope it works wonders, because it’s going to be a pain in the you know what.

You can’t just insert it like I thought—you need to run it under HOT tap water to soften it a bit. Which doesn’t sound too bad, except it takes FOREVER and a freaking day to get hot tap water in our bathroom.

And then I have to brush it each morning when I take it out. And after a few weeks, I have to start soaking it daily (similar to dentures).

And it’s bigger (thicker) than I thought.

And I can’t really talk with it in.

And it makes me drool.

So let’s everyone keep our fingers crossed that this REALLY helps with my TMD issues…because, let’s face it, I like being able to chew my food. :)

OH! And I almost forgot! A big HURRAY for our dental insurance after all!! Turns out they cover 50% of the bite guard cost! So we only have to pay $250 out-of-pocket! YAY!

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