My Dog Ate My Night Guard!

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 5:55 PM

I am a fairly organized person. So when my night guard went missing for a few days, I was a little concerned. Usually, it is in one of 2 places, but I couldn’t find it anywhere.

So imagine my surprise when it was finally located in Celeste’s (my dog’s) secret hiding place. It was still in one piece but nicely chewed. I couldn’t put that back in my mouth.

“My dog ate my night guard!”

I’ve heard this line from patients but I never thought it would happen to me.

It is unfortunate when you have a comfortable night guard and then it’s gone. Custom made night guards are expensive.

This is a cautionary tale.

Lesson learned. Always put your night guard in its case when not wearing it.

Normally, the case would be kept in the bathroom, near the toothbrush and such. But it might make sense to keep the case on your nightstand, so that if you do remove it from your mouth while still in bed (which is what I did), it will be safe and easily found.

Before our pets get to it.

Another Celeste Tale (tail) can be found here: BPA: A Real Life Case Study- Celeste's Story

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Reply mitch
12:42 PM on December 22, 2015 
Lol this is good to know I was just telling my self I need one. I've been clenching since October and I'm getting a puppy for my kids for Xmas. I definitely don't want any mishaps with our new member.
Reply Winifer P.
1:59 PM on December 23, 2015 
Celeste is super cute! I love the fact that she posed with the evidence for a photo. What an adorable creature! Please update us on your night-guard status if/when it changes.
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