Hey kids...I have a mouth guard a 'TMJ specialist' made for me last year to the tune of $850. I am supposed to sleep with this thing so I don't bite my mouth or clench my teeth. I cannot sleep with the stupid contraption...as you know, with Fibro sleep is a luxury and the guard makes me gag, and hurts the roof of my mouth. (after several fittings and alterations) Anyway, his suggestions was that I wear it in the daytime, which is when I catch myself chewing my cheek on occasion. Yeah...like I'm going to entertain the Queen of England wearing that mouthpiece. She visits every Tuesday to enjoy my world renown cooking creations....NOT...LOL!
Other than that, that's all he could suggest.
I had a root canal done last year and the endodontist wore something similar...a lab coat, gloves up to his elbows, somekind of eye protection that looked like scuba gear and a mask over his mouth. That's what this guy looked like. I know they have to be careful about diseases transmitted by blood...I worked for a dentist some time ago, back before hepititis and HIV were concerns. So it's just pre-cautionary...I shouldn't be offended!