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Me getting a night guard was kind of a combination of things. I think I was showing the signs somewhat. I have some teeth that are worn down, and I was having some damage to some teeth. But also, sometimes I would come in and I’d tell Dr. Pierce, ‘Oh, I’ve got this tooth, please tell me it’s nothing.’ I’d kind of noticed it was sore. And just from the clenching, I think I was really straining some of the ligaments or something because it was causing my mouth to maybe be sore the next day.
So it was just kind of a culmination of all these things that we kind of ended up determining that I needed a night guard. A lot of people need night guards, actually, and I’m sure that they knew it way before I admitted it. So I still sometimes struggle to remember to put it in or to do it, but it definitely … I wish I had used my night guard and worn it every day from the time I first had one because I know I would have saved myself some wear and tear on the old teeth.