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Teeth protectors (e.g., mouthpieces)

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128 - Surgery

128846000 - BODY PROTECTING OR RESTRAINING DEVICES FOR PATIENTS OR INFANTS (E.G., SHIELDS, IMMOBILIZERS)

128857000 - Head or face protector (e.g., lips, ears, etc.)

128859000 - Oral cavity protectors

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128862000 Thermoplastic or thermosetting type 22
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20130025607SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SALIVA REPLENISHMENT AND CONTROL - Disclosed is a system for providing artificial saliva. The system can include the mouthpiece, a portable supply unit, and a stationary supply unit. The portable supply unit can be adapted to be carried by a user. The portable supply unit can include a first fluid system, a first interface module, and a first control module. The first fluid system can be adapted to fluidly couple to the mouthpiece.01-31-2013
20100051038DENTAL BITE CONSTRUCTION FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCING MOUTH GUARDS - An improved performance enhancing mouth guards having transverse pins embedded in the right and left posterior occlusal base portion of the mouth guard, is disclosed.03-04-2010
20130074851DENTAL APPLIANCE - A dental appliance is disclosed herein. The dental appliance, in various aspects, includes arms disposed about occlusal pad to secure the dental appliance in a removable fashion to the teeth of the user. The occlusal pad is formed from an occlusal pad material transformable between a pliable state and a non-pliable state, in various aspects. Associated methods of use are also disclosed herein.03-28-2013
20130074850MOUTHPIECE INSECT SHIELD - A mouthpiece is disclosed. The mouthpiece may include a screen to prevent airborne foreign objects from entering a user's mouth. The mouthpiece may include a bite guard and a shield disposed to cover around the lips.03-28-2013
20120174932PROTECTIVE MOUTH GUARD - A protective mouth guard primarily for use in contact sports has a handle that is convenient to hold while taking the mouth guard in and out of the mouth and while holding it. Some embodiments have about a ¾″ by ¾″ area for two-fingered holding; some have a downward extending loop providing for one-fingered holding. Versions also have a loop for being retained on a helmet face guard in addition to a shaft portion that provides a place other than the in-mouth portion for grasping while performing the face guard retention action.07-12-2012
20130081640INTERCHANGEABLE MOUTHGUARD COMPONENT SYSTEM - Embodiments relate to an interchangeable mouthguard component system. The system includes a mouthguard base with a receiving recess positioned within at least a front surface of the base, a securely attachable mouthguard component positioned to fit within the recess, one or more attaching posts positioned on one of the recess or component and one or more holes positioned opposite the posts on either the recess or component. The mouthguard component, when attached, is positioned sufficient to maintain a substantially flush front surface of the base.04-04-2013
20100163058Dental Shield Device - The invention comprises a device as a dental shield for use during intubation to protect teeth, comprising a plurality of tooth segments, each segment having a male connector and a female connector located on opposite sides for the purpose of attaching each segment to an adjacent segment, and each segment formed from a rigid material defining a tooth-shaped channel containing a deformable material bound to the tooth surface such that a number of tooth segments are assemblable into the dental shield device.07-01-2010
20100108078Mouth Guard - Mouth guards of varying designs. The mouth guard is generally moldable and has non-planar biting surfaces. In other embodiments, the mouth guard has base members or flanges that have means for retaining medicaments and the like. Other versions have thermochromic elements selected to allow color changes at desired temperatures.05-06-2010
20090159089LOW PROFILE MOUTHGUARD - A dental appliance for prevention of Bruxism includes a U-shaped buccal strap having opposing right and left aft end portions. A right bite pad assembly is slidingly connected to and completely encloses the right aft end portion of the buccal strap. A left bite pad assembly is slidingly connected to and completely encloses the left aft end portion of the buccal strap. The right bite pad assembly comprises a right upper bite surface member for contacting right upper molars of a wearer and a right lower bite surface member for contacting right lower molars of the wearer. The left bite pad assembly comprises a left upper bite surface member for contacting left upper molars of a wearer and a left lower bite surface member for contacting left lower molars of the wearer. A right channel extends through the right upper bite surface member and the right lower bite surface member. A left channel extends through the left upper bite surface member and the left lower bite surface member. The right channel receives the right aft end portion of the buccal strap, and the left channel receives the left aft end portion of the buccal strap.06-25-2009
20100006110MEDICAL BITE BLOCK AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A bite block is to be positioned between opposing upper and tower teeth in a patient's mouth. The bite block includes an elongate member having a top and a bottom. First and second sidewalls are coupled to the elongate member on opposite sides thereof. Each sidewall extends above and below the top and bottom of the elongate member to define upper and lower teeth spaced apart transverse notches defined in an upper surface thereof. In addition, the second sidewall has a second set of spaced apart receiving channels. The first sidewall has a first set of transverse notches defined in an upper surface thereof. The first sidewall may also have a third set of spaced apart transverse notches defined in a lower surface thereof. In addition, the second sidewall may also have a fourth set of spaced apart transverse notches defined in a lower surface thereof.01-14-2010
20100006109VENTILATING MOUTHGUARD DEVICE, KIT AND METHOD OF USING SAME - A ventilating mouthguard device, kit and method of using same is presented for use in providing a user an auxiliary boost of air while wearing the mouthguard. The ventilating mouthguard device includes a base plate, an on/off switch, a power supply and a fan. The base plate has an air passageway traversing all the way thought the base plate so that outside air can easily channeled into the mouth of the user. The on/off switch is electrically coupled to the power supply and to the fan. The fan is positioned so that it is in fluid communications within the air passageway in order to push air into the mouth of the user. The kit includes the unconnected components of the ventilating mouthguard device. The method includes the steps of applying, coupling, covering, curing, mixing, mounting, obtaining, preparing, removing, selecting, and turning.01-14-2010
20120192875MOUTHGUARD WITH HOLOGRAM - An athlete's mouthguard containing at least one hologram that has been selected for an ability to project or convey various attributes such as wellness, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance, and balance, or other traits to otherwise stabilize and harmonize the user's body. The hologram need not contain a recognizable team insignia or recognizable advertising logo, and indeed the hologram need not necessarily be visible to outsiders when the mouthguard is worn.08-02-2012
20100126515Antimicrobial dental appliances - The present invention provides for a dental appliance, mouthguard and/or divers mouthpiece using an anti-microbial composition that combines the use of an elastomeric polymer composition with micronized or submicron sized particles of metal or organo/inorgano metal complexes. In addition, the use of an anti-microbial composition for use with a diver's air delivery hose to prevent breathing of contaminated air is also described.05-27-2010
20090277461ORAL APPLIANCE - An oral appliance with opposite channels for receiving the upper and lower dental arches is made from an edible material, in particular a gel. The appliance is integrally molded with protrusions that act as brush bristles to clean the teeth and stimulate the gums when manipulated in a chewing motion. The gel composition is water soluble and degrades in saliva. After chewing on the appliance for a time to clean the teeth, the product becomes masticated, broken up and ingested. The appliance can incorporate a breath freshener or an active dental composition, or can be flavored or can incorporate a food supplement or pharmaceutical, in which case the appliance is intended to be chewed up and eaten after serving its tooth cleaning function. Dentifrice reservoirs, air passageways and lateral braces for manipulation by the tongue can be provided.11-12-2009
20120024299Dental thermo-forming material - A thermo-forming foil or plate made of a thermoplastic elastomer for the production of dental splints. To integrate reinforcements for various applications into individual areas of the splint, the thermo-forming foil or plate is made of segments comprised of different materials and lying side by side in the plane of the thermo-forming foil or plate, these materials having different Shore hardness.02-02-2012
20080289639MOUTHGUARD - A mouthguard has a flexible frame, and has bite tabs extending from the rear surface of the frame for engaging the wearer's teeth. The bite tabs extending from the rear surface of the frame for engaging the wearer's teeth. A narrow split may be provided between the anterior bite tabs that allows the bite tabs to maintain their flexibility. The flexible frame lays against the outer surface of the teeth and extends into the buccal folds superiorly and interiorly of the cheek where the muscles hold it in place. Grooves may be positioned lengthwise along the frame above and below the bite tabs for purposes of flexibility and to allow the muscles of the check to press the upper and lower extensions of the frame close to the bone for better retention and comfort. The teeth engage the bite tabs, thus preventing the teeth from clashing together and protecting the temporomanibular joint (TMJ). One or more air holes may be provided in the front portion of the mouthguard permitting easy breathing. The mouthguard is retained by the muscles of the lips and cheeks, causes no gag reflex, and is simple, comfortable and protective.11-27-2008
20090241971Oral Appliance for Maintaining Stability of One or More Aspects of a User's Masticatory System - According to one embodiment, an oral appliance for maintaining stability of one or more aspects of a user's masticatory system includes a first arch adapted to receive at least some of the user's teeth and a second arch adapted to receive at least some of the user's teeth. The first arch includes an anterior substantially planar region located proximate a midline of the first arch. The second arch includes an anterior bearing platform located proximate a midline of the second arch, elongated in an anterior-posterior direction, and operable to contact the anterior substantially planar region of the first arch when the user bites down with the oral appliance inserted in the user's mouth and the user's temporomandibular joint in its proper natural position to help maintain stability of one or more aspects of the user's masticatory system.10-01-2009
20120067356Dental Protection Device and Method - An apparatus and method for protecting teeth. The apparatus preferably is sold as a kit preferably comprises a generic flexible tray, a securing element such as adhesive, and a quick setting dental impression material. The apparatus preferably enables the rapid and simple taking of dental impressions. The apparatus preferably can rapidly be assembled and used by someone who is not a dental professional and is thus particularly suitable for use by hospital personnel prior to a surgery. The apparatus can protect the patient's teeth and surgical instruments which are inserted into the mouth during surgery.03-22-2012
20110220127Endotracheal Tube Holder - An endotracheal tube holder is provided. The endotracheal tube holder includes an adjustable securing clamp, an adjusting unit, a bite block, and a securing strap. The adjustable securing clamp includes a first clamping unit having a first clamping portion, and a second clamping unit having a second clamping portion. The first clamping portion and the second clamping portion are oppositely and correspondingly aligned for holding an endotracheal tube. The adjusting unit includes an elastic member, coupled between the first clamping unit and the second clamping unit. The bite block is configured at one side of the first clamping portion and includes an endotracheal tube accommodation portion. The endotracheal tube accommodation portion covers over the endotracheal tube for providing a protection to the endotracheal tube. The securing strap includes two ends respectively coupled to two lateral sides of the first clamping unit.09-15-2011
20110139162BRUXISM PROTECTIVE DEVICE - A one-piece molded bruxism treatment device, which in its upright orientation, includes:06-16-2011
20090050161Combination Bite Block, Tongue Depressor/Retractor And Airway - A combination bite block, tongue depressor/retractor and airway for establishing and maintaining an open airway while preventing emergence clenching and the resulting dental and soft tissue damage associated with emergence clenching in procedures where anesthesia and/or sedation are used, or when the patient is not in control of their own airway, regardless of the cause. The inventive subject matter includes a tongue depressor/retractor component in both right and left conformations; and a bite block component. The bite block component is a wedge shaped, compressible component that is inserted between the upper and lower molars on either the right or left side of the mouth. The tongue depressor component is comprised by a flat portion of that is inserted into the side of the bite block, and an optional curved portion that retracts the tongue off of the posterior pharynx when in place.02-26-2009
20110139163VIBRATION APPARATUS FOR STIMULATING PARANASAL SINUSES - A vibration device includes a vibrating element positioned to stimulate the paranasal sinuses of a user when the user is wearing the device. The device includes a control assembly for powering the vibrating element, the control assembly including at least one battery, a control switch for varying the voltage supplied to the vibrating element, electrical wiring extending from the at least one battery to the control switch, and a printed circuit board including timing circuitry for controlling the vibration of the vibrating element and charging circuitry for charging a rechargeable battery, wherein the at least one battery, the electrical wiring, and the printed circuit board are mounted within a strap attached to the vibration device. A remote control receiver for varying the voltage supplied to the vibrating element and an antenna are also mounted within the strap.06-16-2011
20090260634Combination chin protector and mouth guard - The combination chin protector and mouth guard provides a device for protecting both the user's teeth and chin. The device is particularly adapted for use in combination with a motorcycle or motocross helmet, for example. The combination chin protector and mouth guard includes a chin protector having opposed front and rear faces, and a mouth guard, adapted for insertion into the mouth of the user, having a front face adapted for positioning against the lips of the user and at least one substantially U-shaped recess being formed in the mouth guard to receive and protect the user's teeth. A support having opposed upper and lower ends is further provided, with the upper end thereof being secured to the mouth guard, and the lower end thereof being secured to the chin protector in order to tether the mouth guard to the chin protector.10-22-2009
20100147315Bruxism protective device - A one-piece molded bruxism treatment device which in upright orientation has top and bottom parts, including: 06-17-2010
20130213412Mouthpiece for Athletic Performance Enhancement - A bio-facilitation mouthpiece correlates a custom made mouthpiece with nervous system channeling to facilitate optimal physiologic activity. The mouthpiece may be a single, unitary part made from a flexible, resilient material, and the mouthpiece includes a base member, and a right and left flange member coupled to the base member. The base member is adapted to receive portions of a user's upper and lower teeth, and the base member includes an elongated right lateral engagement portion, an elongated left lateral engagement portion, and an arch-shaped forward portion disposed between the right and left lateral engagement portions. The base member additionally includes a skirt portion downwardly extending from the forward portion and the right and left lateral engagement portions.08-22-2013
20100186755TOOTH PROTECTOR - A tooth protector device is disclosed for attachment to the top of a glass bottle to provide protection against injury, including chipping of teeth that can occur during drinking from a glass bottle. A tooth protector according to the present invention comprises a monolithic structure for insertion into the mouth of a glass bottle and comprises inner, outer and top portions. The inner portion and the outer portion are substantially concentric structures defining an annulus for engaging the mouth of the bottle, and the top portion joins the inner and outer portions and protects the consumer from the top edge of the bottle. The length of the outer portion is selected such that the bottom part of the consumer's mouth is protected from the bottle. When installed, a tooth protector according to the present invention cushions the teeth and mouth from any blunt force or impulse that can occur when a bottle is hit or blocked.07-29-2010
20100186756MOUTH GUARD AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A mouth guard with a uniform shape adapts to occlusion shapes and fits closely to teeth at an occlusion position. The mouth guard is attached to a maxillary tooth row. The mouth guard is formed from a continuous pore high-polymer material to have a characteristic that includes a plateau region of a stress to a compression strain. The mouth guard utilizes the characteristic to fit closely to the tooth rows at the occlusion portion between upper and lower tooth rows, to apply even stress to the tooth rows contacting the occlusion portion. As this result, the mouth guard provides an excellently close-fitting degree and high safety owing to high impact absorption power.07-29-2010
20100275930Two-color mouth guard and the method of making the same - A plastic athletic mouth guard with one wing section thereof having a first color and the other wing section thereof having a second color. The mouth guard is formed by a 2-shot injection molding process.11-04-2010
20100212674Combination chin protector and mouth guard - The combination chin protector and mouth guard provides a device for protecting both the user's teeth and chin. The device is particularly adapted for use in combination with a motorcycle or motocross helmet, for example. The combination chin protector and mouth guard includes a chin protector having opposed front and rear faces, and a mouth guard, adapted for insertion into the mouth of the user, having a front face adapted for positioning against the lips of the user and at least one substantially U-shaped recess being formed in the mouth guard to receive and protect the user's teeth. A support having opposed upper and lower ends is further provided, the upper end thereof being attached to the mouth guard, and the lower end thereof being secured to the chin protector in order to tether the mouth guard to the chin protector.08-26-2010
20100206314DENTAL APPLIANCE FOR MINIMIZING EFFECTS OF BRUXISM - A dental appliance for maintaining a separation between the occlusal plane surfaces of the posterior teeth in order to avoid or minimize the adverse effects of bruxism, especially while sleeping. The appliance comprises bitepad assemblies, side assemblies for adjustably receiving the bitepad assemblies, and a strap assembly for connecting the side assemblies. Bitepad cores are provided with solid projections and mechanical locks that enhance bonding with associated overmolds for improved durability. Side assembly flanges are divided to achieve independent flexibility and improved conformity for enhanced stability and comfort. A mesial area of the connecting strap assembly is thickened and rigidified to create a flare in the areas of the cuspid roots to minimize irritation and discomfort to the gum tissue.08-19-2010
20090038624Custom-formable mouth guard and method of fabrication - A mouth guard composed of a polymer consisting essentially of polycaprolactone exhibits a low softening point, enabling it to be easily custom-fitted by the user or a health professional. The material is provided in the form of a generally U-shaped, unformed sheet of material, enabling the material to be heated with hot water or microwave energy and custom-fitted to the dentition of a user. The mouth guard may be perforated and may include a no-stick layer and/or a flavoring agent. A plurality of mouth guards may be provided in different sizes for children and adults and different shapes for different sports. In the preferred embodiments the mouth guard has a periphery including a plurality of lobes and cusps to enhance fitting. A method of fabricating an improved mouth guard according to the invention is also disclosed.02-12-2009
20110209714METHODS OF PREPARING CUSTOMIZED MOUTHPIECES FOR ENHANCING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE - A spacing member can be positioned between teeth of the athlete to obtain a desired position between the upper and lower jaw. At least one bite registration can be recorded while the lower jaw is in the desired position. The desired position can range from the physiological resting position, to a performance position, in which the lower jaw is positioned anteriorly in relation to the physiological resting position. The mouthpiece can be formed to include a pair of bite portions configured to substantially space apart and position the jaws generally according to the desired position, and a connecting portion can connect the bite portions within the mouth. The connecting portion may extend labially along the anterior teeth and associated gum region of the lower jaw, and may be sized and shaped to substantially lie out of the way so as to not impede speech of the athlete.09-01-2011
20110067711NIGHT TIME DENTAL PROTECTOR - A dental appliance for preventing the teeth grinding associated with bruxism that includes a bite tray having opposing first and second posterior sections for positioning between upper and lower posterior teeth of the wearer and an anterior section disposed between the first and second posterior sections. The posterior sections can include a concave curvilinear surface, a convex curvilinear surface, and a tangential portion disposed between the concave curvilinear surface and the convex curvilinear surface that is adapted to reflect the curve of Wilson as found in a prevalent occlusal alignment.03-24-2011
20110030704Method and apparatus for protecting teeth, preventing the effects of bruxism and protecting oral structures from sports injuries - A comfortable multiple layer mouth protector is provided for strength and ease of fit to minimize if not completely and gradually eliminate bruxism, with spring biasing keeping the maxillary and mandibular mouth protector arches in place and apart, eliminating snoring and permitting easy breathing. In addition, this Mouth protector protects oral structures from sports injuries.02-10-2011
20110017221Methods and Apparatus for Reduction of Cortisol - Oral apparatus 01-27-2011
20110114100P3 Personal Power and Performance Mouthpiece - A dental mouthpiece clenched between the teeth and used to alleviate numerous dental and medical conditions as well as increase a user's performance. The mouthpiece improves facial tone and provides relief of temporomandibular joint pain and associated grinding of the teeth. The mouthpiece is less visible than prior art devices, even when the wearer opens his/her mouth, and does not cause discomfort. Furthermore, the mouthpiece allows for substantially unaffected speech, by the strategic placement of protuberances, so that the user may keep the mouthpiece in place and proceed about his or her business without providing any sound or visual cues to the presence of the mouthpiece.05-19-2011
20120199141COMFORTABLE MOUTH GUARD - A comfortable mouth guard for upper teeth of a wearer which does not interfere with ability to speak or breath is described wherein at least 70% of the lingual side of the anterior teeth are uncovered. In some embodiments soft inserts increase the thickness of the posterior portions, and in some embodiments a hard insert provides increased protection of the anterior teeth. The hard insert can be used in mouth guards whether or not they include the comfort feature.08-09-2012
20090308403ORAL APPLIANCES WITH MAJOR CONNECTORS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURE - Oral appliances adapted to for spacing the occlusal surfaces of the teeth of a user are disclosed. The oral appliances have a major connector interconnecting a first bite pad and a second bite pad. The first bite pad can include a first spacer and the second bite pad can include a second spacer that are configured to maintain the spacing of the occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth of a user during clenching or upon an impact to the jaw. Methods for the manufacture of composite oral appliances are also disclosed. The methods include forming a composite oral appliance over a model of a user's mouth.12-17-2009
20110132380Mouth guard - A mouth guard comprising a top mouth piece for engaging the top teeth and a bottom mouth piece for engaging the bottom teeth. The mouth guard also comprises a central section having one or more ports for receiving an endotracheal tube, oral gastric tube, and/or oral suction tube. In a first preferred embodiment, a top portion of the central section is attached to the top mouth piece, and a bottom portion of the central section is attached to the bottom mouth piece. In a second preferred embodiment, the entire central section is attached to the bottom mouth piece. The top and bottom mouth pieces are capable of interlocking via male engaging members and female recesses.06-09-2011
20100024833MOUTHGUARD - A “boil and bite” mouthguard including projections to improve moulding of the mouthguard to the user's teeth is described. The mouthguard also includes a base-wall configuration that acts to minimise thinning of the base during moulding and use of the mouthguard.02-04-2010
20080289638Mouthpiece with soft low-friction overlay - A mouthpiece made of a relatively rigid thermoplastic substrate having a shape generally complementary to the wearer's dental arch; a layer of compliant, slippery material overlaid on the outer surface of the mouthpiece.11-27-2008
20120037168Dental device for weight control - A dental device for weight control is disclosed which comprises a body having an upper side and a lower side, a protrusion extending from the lower side for extending into an oral cavity to reduce a volume of the oral cavity, a front edge positioned between the upper side and the lower side contoured to fit against teeth, and a back edge positioned between the upper side and the lower side, the back edge for bearing against a roof of a mouth.02-16-2012
20120305008METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCTION OF LACTATE - Oral apparatus and methods to inhibit the increase of lactate levels during physical and/or mental exertion are disclosed. The oral apparatus include at least a first bite pad and a second bite pad. The first bite pad and the second bite pad are each configured to be positioned between at least two of the molars of a user. The bite pads are generally configured to direct the posterior of the lower mandible downward and/or forward in response to a clenching force exerted by a user. When worn during physical and/or mental exertion, the oral apparatus can reduce the accumulation of lactate normally generated by the physical and/or mental exertion without the oral apparatus.12-06-2012
20130146066Stabilizer Mouthguard - A mouthguard includes lateral cheek compaction domes which compressibly fill the space between the inside of the cheek and the rear teeth when worn. The domes are ellipsoid in shape and provide elasticity which allows the muscles of the cheek to comfortably grip the mouthguard. The internal aspects of the cheek compress the domes against the outer tooth and gum surfaces to hold the mouthguard in place even when the teeth are not biting on the bite plate section. This holds the mouthguard in place as the jaws move when speaking or during deep breathing.06-13-2013
20130146067DENTAL SPLINT MADE OF TWO PLASTICS WITH DIFFERENT DEGREES OF HARDNESS - The invention relates to a dental splint (06-13-2013
20120055489MOUTH TRAY - A mouth tray includes a wire-like element onto which two bite elements are attached. The element is formed of two U-shaped bows, the arms of which are connected to each other. The bite elements are each attached on the arm-side transitions between the two bows.03-08-2012
20120000472ATHLETIC MOUTH GUARD AND BREATHING TRAINER - An athletic mouth guard and breathing trainer having arcuate buccal wall, an arcuate lingual wall spaced apart from the arcuate buccal wall, a tooth bed disposed between the arcuate lingual wall and arcuate buccal wall, a valve box including an air passage with an opening in the front portion of the arcuate buccal wall, and a one-way valve disposed in the valve box opening. The valve has an open position and a closed position and can be opened with an exhalation through the valve insert opening, though not with an inhalation, such that after exhalation the valve returns to a closed position, thus encouraging the user to inhale through the nose and to engage in circular breathing.01-05-2012
20110155146MOUTHPIECE AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Mouthpiece retention systems and methods are shown and described. In one example, a mouthpiece includes a guard shaped to fit in a wearer's mouth and a magnet. In other examples, the mouthpiece includes a semi-rigid grip having a proximate end attached to the guard and a distal end securing the magnet. A method of releasably fastening the mouthpiece includes removing the mouthpiece from the wearer's mouth and positioning the magnet end of the mouthpiece on an athletic uniform to create a coupling position.06-30-2011
20110094522DENTAL APPLIANCE AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Described herein is a dental appliance including a right piece adapted for simultaneously covering a plurality of back teeth of a right side of a lower jaw and a plurality of back teeth of a right side of an upper jaw of a mouth, and a left piece independent of the right piece and adapted for simultaneously covering a plurality of back teeth of a left side of a lower jaw and a plurality of back teeth of a left side of an upper jaw, and methods of using the same.04-28-2011
20110067710NIGHT TIME DENTAL PROTECTOR - A dental appliance for preventing the grinding of teeth associated with bruxism and including a bite tray that includes opposing first and second posterior sections for positioning between upper and lower posterior teeth of the wearer and anterior section disposed between the first posterior section and the second posterior section. The anterior section of the bite tray can have an arcuate curvature and a bite surface adapted to reflect the prevalent shape of a glenoid fossa.03-24-2011
20110088703CUSTOM MOUTHGUARD - A custom mouthguard has a resilient U-shaped body with an anterior wall and a posterior wall. A post dam on the posterior wall forms a seal with palatal tissue to increase retention of the mouthguard in a wearer's mouth. The increased retention allows a wearer to speak and open mouth breath while wearing the mouthguard. The mouth guard also has an indexed region that serves to mutually stabilize maxillary teeth, mandibular teeth, mandible and TMJ components. Mouthguard methods and processes are also disclosed.04-21-2011
20100288289AIRWAY DEVICE - An airway device for insertion into the trachea or bronchi of a human or animal, comprising an elongate flexible tube (11-18-2010
20110180077Device and Methods for Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder - The present invention relates to a mouth guard and methods of use to aid in the treatment of bruxism and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder comprising an adjustable molded thermoplastic outer face plate, an inner face plate and irritation spines, the mouth guard containing a section for placement and fitting to a patient's upper and lower dentition, the molded thermoplastic mouth guard including tooth channels that, upon commencing of tooth grinding, initiate mild irritation to the gums or cheeks of a wearer by the irritation spines wherein, the wearer is alerted to the occurrence of tooth grinding, whether the wearer is sleeping or awake, whereupon the wearer ceases the tooth grinding thereby preventing development of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and tooth wear.07-28-2011
20100269836COMPOSITE ORAL APPLIANCES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURE - Oral appliances adapted to for spacing the occlusal surfaces of the teeth of a user are disclosed. The oral appliances have an integral retention band interconnecting a first bite pad and a second bite pad. The first bite pad can include a first spacer and the second bite pad can include a second spacer that are configured to maintain the spacing of the occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth of a user during clenching or upon an impact to the jaw. Methods for the manufacture of composite oral appliances are also disclosed. The methods include forming a composite oral appliance over a model of a user's mouth.10-28-2010
20120312309MOUTHGUARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREFOR - An improved mouthguard provides shock absorption for the jaw, teeth, and head to reduce the risk of injury when a user encounters a blow to the jaw. The improved mouthguard may comprise a generally U-shaped body having upwardly extending flanges which surround the arch of a user's teeth. An anterior section of the U-shaped body may have padding integrated therein to protect the front teeth. Posterior sections of the U-shaped body may have a thickened portion having one or more adjacent perforations or openings to increase shock absorption. The improved mouthguard may also have an inner layer of material configured to form impressions of the user's teeth to provide a custom fitting mouthguard. The inner layer and U-shaped body may be formed with a similar or the same curing process such that the inner layer and U-shaped body are permanently bonded together as the inner layer sets.12-13-2012
20120255563UNIVERSAL ORAL APPLIANCE WITH A UNIVERSAL COUPLER - According to one embodiment, a universal oral appliance is provided. The universal oral appliance comprises an arched frame configured to be positioned proximate to the occlusal surface of a user's dental arch such that the arched frame extends beyond the cuspids of the user's dental arch when the arched frame is inserted in the user's mouth. The arched frame comprises a universal coupler configured to removably engage a dental attachment. The universal coupler comprises a substantially planar surface proximate to and extending across the midline of the arched frame. The universal coupler further comprises a first rail coupled to a first end of the substantially planar surface, and a second rail coupled to a second end of the substantially planar surface. The first rail, second rail, and substantially planar surface form a slot.10-11-2012
20090020130ORAL APPLIANCE FOR MAINTAINING STABILITY OF ONE OR MORE ASPECTS OF A USER'S MASTICATORY SYSTEM - In one embodiment, an oral appliance includes a first arch adapted to receive at least some of a user's teeth and a second arch adapted to receive at least some of the user's teeth. The first arch includes an anterior substantially planar region. The second arch includes an anterior bearing point that contacts the anterior substantially planar region of the first arch when the user bites down with the oral appliance inserted in the user's mouth and the user's temporomandibular joint in its proper natural position. In a more particular embodiment, the oral appliance may be used to help maintain stability of one or more aspects of the user's masticatory system, including at least helping to maintain proper positioning of the user's temporomandibular joint.01-22-2009
20100326451MOUTH GUARD - A mouth guard for a human adult which minimizes or eliminates teeth grinding. The mouth guard includes a tray having an arcuate trough opening at each end and dimensioned to receive at least the bicuspids of the human adult. The tray is constructed of a rigid plastic material. A dental impression material is disposed in the tray so that a portion of the impression material extends outwardly from each end of the tray by an amount sufficient to cover the canines or first bicuspids of the human adult when the tray is positioned over the bicuspids.12-30-2010
20120260924Mouthguard - An improved mouthguard is provided for use by individuals having orthodontic appliances, such as braces. The mouthguard comprises an outer guard portion and an inner subguard portion. The subguard provides a barrier between the outer guard and the user's braces, thereby allowing the outer guard to be custom fit to the user's mouth and teeth using methods known in the art. Additionally, the subguard is secured to the outer guard, producing a one-piece mouthguard, and allows the mouthguard to be removably secured to the user's braces, increasing the comfort and retention of the mouthguard within the user's mouth. The mouthguard effectively protects the users braces, as well as the user's teeth and mouth, from potential damage arising out impacts suffered by the user during sporting activities while improving the user's comfort and performance in sports by allowing the user to breathe and speak uninhibited during the sporting activity.10-18-2012
20120266896BRUXISM PROTECTIVE DEVICE - A one-piece molded bruxism treatment device which in upright orientation has top and bottom parts, including: an elongated band having a generally U-shape defining a closed front end part and legs extending rearward and adapted to be positioned around the outer surfaces of a person's upper gums and teeth, and two generally planar resiliently deformable bite pads oriented generally horizontally, each extending from one of the feet of the band medially toward the other.10-25-2012
20120266897BRUXISM PROTECTIVE DEVICE - A one-piece molded bruxism treatment device which in upright orientation has top and bottom parts, including: an elongated band having a generally U-shape defining a closed front end part and legs extending rearward and adapted to be positioned around the outer surfaces of a person's upper gums and teeth, and two generally planar resiliently deformable bite pads oriented generally horizontally, each extending from one of the feet of the band medially toward the other.10-25-2012
20120279506MOUTHGUARD WITH IMPACT GAP - A mouthguard includes an integrally molded tray having upper and lower portions joined by a hinge along an inner portion of the tray that defines an open-sided channel gap between the upper and lower tray portions. Shock forces tending to deflect the lower portion of the tray toward the upper portion are countered by a moment resistance of the hinge as the channel gap between the upper and lower tray portions closes. Additional energy absorption is provided by a cushion liner attached to an inner surface of the tray that prevents contact between the upper and lower tray portions, as well as an air cell defined by an occlusal pad attached to the lower tray portion. Embodiments include a detachable tether that is received within a tether mount incorporated within the mouthguard.11-08-2012
20120090625MOUTH GUARD - A mouth guard comprising an arcuate body member positionable between the teeth of a user. The body member includes an incisor portion for confronting the incisors of the user and a pair of molar portions for confronting the molars of the user. Each said molar portion includes a hollow region. The hollow region may extend through its respective molar portion. Alternatively, the hollow region is contained within the body member and may also be air tight. The hollow region could also be a blind cavity. A resilient member, such as a spring or foam material, may be disposed within the hollow region. A bladder may be disposed in the hollow region, such as an air bladder or a bladder containing gel. A resilient member, such as a spring or foam material, may be disposed within the bladder. The bladder may be formed of a translucent or transparent material.04-19-2012
20120138072Custom fit appliance for Hygienic teeth and gum protection - A device for the protection of the upper and lower teeth and gums from debris and discoloring agents during the consumption of sustenance, enamel staining liquids or the inhalation of tobacco products. This appliance, one each for the upper and lower teeth and gums, is custom fit by way of exacting dental impressions via existing dental impression methods and will completely encase the teeth and gum area preventing any and all intrusions. This appliance is designed to be removable, reusable and nearly invisible to the naked eye. This appliance is constructed using a clear liquid Polymer that includes semi soft components for a comfortable fit over the gums and inside of the oral cavity and a rigid clear Polymer at the tooth line to facilitate normal eating habits.06-07-2012
20130167846Aerobic mouthguard adapted to permit larger oral osmosis while diffusing larger oral shock - An aerobic mouthguard having a plurality of treads intermittent to one of a plurality of recesses forming an oral footprint and or an opposite oral footprint for larger oral shock diffusion and larger oral osmotic equilibrium. Each oral footprint may comprise a plurality of ducts and v-cuts that taper toward their posterior end for retaining larger oral fluids. The aerobic mouthguard can comprise a single rigid footprint for stress related contact sports or a double elastic footprint for stress-free dental therapy and treatment. A tab defining a lip footprint can be forwardly part of the aerobic mouthguard, and a tether or a drool cup having one or more drool pads can be forwardly part of the tab for larger oral osmotic equilibrium to prevent tooth loss.07-04-2013
20130098375Device for mitigation of temporomandibular joint disorder - A device for mitigation of temporomandibular joint disorder with lingual tooth surface contact surface, hard palate conformity, anterior pad, and pad wings.04-25-2013
20110209715Combination Bite Block, Tongue Depressor/Retractor And Airway - A combination bite block, tongue elevator/retractor and airway for establishing and maintaining an open airway while preventing emergence clenching and the resulting dental and soft tissue damage associated with emergence clenching in procedures where anesthesia and/or sedation are used, or when the patient is not in control of their own airway, regardless of the cause. The inventive subject matter includes a tongue elevator/retractor component in both right and left conformations; and a bite block component. The bite block component is a wedge shaped, compressible component that is inserted between the upper and lower molars on either the right or left side of the mouth. The tongue elevator component is comprised by a flat portion of that is inserted into the side of the bite block, and an optional curved portion that retracts the tongue off of the posterior pharynx when in place.09-01-2011
20110209713TOOTH COVER DEVICE FOR USE DURING ORAL SEX - A tooth cover for covering a sexual partner's teeth when a male's erect penis is inserted into the mouth of the sexual partner during oral sex. The tooth cover has a flexible tooth cover body. There is a bottom surface that attaches to the sexual partners teeth and a top surface. The top surface provides a comfortable surface to receive the male's erect penis. A stick substance is connected to the bottom surface and is used to attach the bottom surface to the sexual partner's teeth. In a preferred embodiment, nodules are positioned on the top surface to provide a textured surface to better stimulate the male's erect penis. Also, in a preferred embodiment, the sticky substance is flavored to help mask any unpleasant taste of the male's erect penis.09-01-2011
20100288290TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT BALANCING APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - A TemporoMandibular Joint (TMJ) balancing appliance and a method for using the same are provided, in which a first base portion accommodates incisor teeth, a second base portion is extended from a left side of the first base portion and accommodates left molar teeth, and a third base portion is extended from a right side of the first base portion and accommodates right molar teeth. The first base portion includes an upper part for accommodating upper incisor teeth and a lower part for accommodating lower incisor teeth and has a center for accommodating the upper and lower incisor teeth higher than the left and right sides.11-18-2010
20090165805Mouth Guard - A mouth guard comprises, in one embodiment, a pair of bite pads joined by a connecting portion, each bite pad having an upper bite surface and a lower bite surface, one bite surface being movable relative to the other bite surface to allow relative movement of a user's teeth and jaws to decrease the impact of bruxism and diminish symptoms associated with temporomandibular disorders and the like. In another embodiment, a single wire is formed into a mouth guard comprising a pair of bite pads joined by a connection portion.07-02-2009
20120272972BRUXISM PROTECTIVE DEVICE - A one-piece molded bruxism treatment device which in upright orientation has top and bottom parts, including: an elongated band having a generally U-shape defining a closed front end part and legs extending rearward and adapted to be positioned around the outer surfaces of a person's upper gums and teeth, and two generally planar resiliently deformable bite pads oriented generally horizontally, each extending from one of the feet of the band medially toward the other.11-01-2012
20110297165MOUTH GUARD - The mouth guard has an outer cover, an inner cover and a label. The outer cover is U-shaped and pliable and transparent and has a top surface and a mounting groove formed in the top surface. The inner cover is U-shaped and pliable and transparent and has a size smaller than that of the outer cover and mounted in the mounting groove of the outer cover and has a top surface and a teeth groove formed in the top surface of the inner cover. The label is mounted between and covered by the outer cover and the inner cover.12-08-2011
20120017922MOUTHGUARD HAVING BREATHING CAVITIES AND BREATHING HOLES INCORPORATED INTO THE BODY OF THE MOUTHGUARD - The present invention is an improved mouthguard which has incorporated into it at least one and preferably a multiplicity of breathing holes which extend through an exterior sidewall, an interior sidewall and/or through a bottom transverse wall in the body of the mouthguard. The mouthguard can also have incorporated into it at least one and preferably a multiplicity of breathing cavities extending from an upper surface of an exterior and/or interior sidewall into a portion of the sidewall to form one or more air passages.01-26-2012
20130199545Mouth Guard - A mouth guard having a “C” shape is provided with a forward portion and a pair of rearwardly extending arms. The mouth guard includes a body that provides flanges as well as a base. Rear shields are embedded in the base portions of the arms, and the shields are preferably of a corrugated configuration so as to have ridges separated by troughs.08-08-2013
20120085355MOUTHGUARD - A “boil and bite” mouthguard including projections to improve moulding of the mouthguard to the user's teeth is described. The mouthguard also includes a base-wall configuration that acts to minimise thinning of the base during moulding and use of the mouthguard.04-12-2012
20120085354MOUTHGUARD WITH LINEAR STORAGE CONFIGURATION - A mouthguard has an initial, substantially linear configuration and may be worn in a variety of applications including to protect a person's teeth when the person is engaged in a sports activity such as football, lacrosse, and other contact sports, as well as for concussion protection, user performance enhancement and so forth. The mouthguard includes a first end trough region generally shaped to cooperatively enclose one or more teeth on a first side of a mouth, a second end trough region generally shaped to cooperatively enclose one or more teeth on a second side of the mouth and a connection region spanning between the first end trough region and the second trough region. The connection may include a shaping element for reversibly forming a second, generally non-linear configuration.04-12-2012

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