One thing they noticed right out of the gate when I came here was that I’m a grinder. I grind my teeth, and I never realized how much I had actually been wearing down the surface of my teeth. They prescribed certain things to take care of that, or at least prevent it from getting any worse, night guards, that kind of thing. And it’s worked out. It’s worked out pretty well. I’d have to ask them how much improvement, I guess, I’ve been doing in regard to that, because I’m sure I still grind during the day, and I don’t wear the guard then, but … It was sort of one of those eye-opening, “Holy crap, how long has this been going on?” And, you know, it was good that they caught it and stopped it, I guess, or at least slowed it down, for sure.
[sic] a retainer, basically, or a mouth guard, but it’s fitted to my bite versus just getting one off the counter and shaping it yourself or whatever, putting it in boiling water. There’s no doubt it’s different. Obviously there’s something there that you’re not used to. You talk funny when it’s in there. But as far as that, it didn’t interrupt my sleeping at all, as far as “Oh, did it keep me up?” If anything, it probably helped, I guess, just because, like I say, I didn’t snore as much and wake myself up.
How long did it take to get used to? For me anyway, it was pretty quick. You know, it’s always good to kind of … And also, I think kind of helps in terms of just, I’ll say it’s like a retainer, almost. Your bite kind of gets back to where it was, anyway, when you have it in there, so.
My wife always says I’m a snorer, and since I’ve been using that thing, it’s … I won’t say it’s taken it away, but it certainly, I guess, made it a little better.