The Doctor's® NightGuard
Congratulations on my purchase of The Doctor's® NightGuard.
I don't know whether I grind my teeth or not, and since nobody shares the bedroom with me, I don't have anyone to describe my sleep habits to me. But it is better to err on the side of caution. My mouth is home to three crowns and four fillings and even though they appear to be firmly in place, stress and pressure from grinding over time will inevitably compromise their integrity.
The aforementioned product is a moldable plastic guard designed to fit over the upper teeth. It comes in three sizes in accordance with the person's height.
Small: under 5'6"
Medium: 5'6" to 5'11"
Large: 6'0" and above
Since at 5'7", I fall into the medium category, I bought one of that size.
Brought it home, retrieved the guard from the package and tried it on. According to the manual, the arms of the protector should reach the last of my back teeth, but they are one short on on both sides. And also the U shape seems a bit too narrow to fit the arch of my teeth.
It's too small.
I don't know how to take that. This is quite unsettling.
What do YOU think of me now that you know that I have a big mouth not just in a figurative sense? Are we still friends?
I need a hug.