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Excellent - as long as you know how to fit it.
on 27 May 2015
I'm well impressed with this. I've had a gum shield from the dentist (I grind my teeth at night) which cost me £80 but after getting a couple of crowns fitted to replace the damage I did by grinding my teeth, it no longer fitted. So i tried this. It's actually just as good as the one from the dentist - you just have to fit it properly and it came with no instructions.
Here's how I fitted it - hopefully it'll come in useful for someone...
Water in a sauce pan - heat until a rolling boil then take off the heat and allow to stand for 30 seconds.
Drop the gum shield into the pan and leave for between 30-40 seconds - the plastic will begin to warp and shrink a bit - remove with a fork as soon as it looks like it's losing it's shape. Allow to cool for 30 seconds then position around your teeth. Use your fingers to smooth the shield over your teeth and up to your gums. When it's in position, create suction in your mouth and keep it tight for a good two minutes. The suction will help mould the plastic around your teeth and allow it to stay in position when cooled. And thats it. It feels as secure as the one from the dentist.