I doubt that any type of sealant would work, and I would be concerned about
using any type of sealant on a device that you keep in your mouth overnight.
I first tried going to the company website, and then tried doing a Google
--> nti-tss plus cleaning <--
Looks like any alcohol-based cleaning is a bad idea. One source suggested
maybe dilute vinegar would help once in a while -- for build-up of deposits,
But, here's what I found overall:
Each morning, clean the appliance thoroughly with cool, not hot, water, and
brush with regular toothpaste. Do not put it in the
dishwasher or microwave! Once in a while you may have to soak it for a half
hour in diluted white vinegar if crusty deposits are starting to develop.
Soak, then brush.
What is the NTI-tss Plus made of?
The NTI-tss Plus is made from a safe, clear, plastic that is non-absorbent
and will not stain. The plastics are non-allergenic, and can be easily
cleaned with a toothbrush or safe, non-alcoholic cleanser.
What is it made of?
The NTI-tss Plus is made of a safe, clear, hard
thermoplastic material. It's non-porous so it
won't stain or absorb odors. It's non-allergenic.
And easy to care for. simply clean with a
Sonic Cleaner or rinse with water or alcohol-free
That's what I was afraid of. I wouldn't use any kind of oil-based
sealant, such as is used on decks, but I was hoping there might be some
kind of plastic sealant that dries to a hard, non-porous finish. I think
any kind of epoxy would be too thick.
I've done that for years. It's not working anymore.
I don't see any "crusty" deposits. It is somewhat stained
(yellowish-brown, like coffee-stained teeth).
The "will not stain" part is not true.
The "won't stain or absorb odors" is not true. Well, I don't know if the
odors were "absorbed" or generated natively. ;-)
I've had it cleaned a few times by the dentist using their sonic
cleaner. Didn;t make much difference as far as I could tell.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:28:04 PM UTC-4, Jennifer Murphy wrote:
I think it's time to bite the bullet, as it were, break down, and buy a new one. You got "several years" out of the first one. No reason you won't get "several years" out of the next one.
Like I said before, lots cheaper than fixing the damage from grinding your teeth.
On Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:00:01 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You don't understand. Now it's personal -- between me and the mouth
guard. I can always get a new mouth guard. I only get a few chances to
tackle a challenging problem that is not even close to being worth the
But it's not even the $10. How many hours did you spend and how many
trips to the hardware store?
Yea! At least one other similar sufferer. I wish I had a nickel for
every hour I ever spend on a uselsss, but irresistable, project.
Actually, now that I think of it, if I just had the hours back, I'd be a
lot younger. ;-)
On Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:49:35 AM UTC-4, Jennifer Murphy wrote:
As long as you admit that it's not worth the effort, have at it!
So many people come on here looking for cockamaime solutions to common problems, spending dollars to save dimes... It's rare when someone actually realizes that they are pursuing a fruitless endeavor.
"Jennifer Murphy" wrote in message
This is an odd request, but this forum has come up with amazing
solutions to odd requests so many times...
I have fairly severe bruxism (teeth grinding). I've fractured several
teeth over the years. My previous dentist gave me a standard mouth
guard. I continued to fracture teeth. My current dentist recommended a
device called an "NTI-TSS" (nociceptive trigeminal inhibitor tension
suppression system). It's a tiny mouth guard that fits over just the
front teeth. The theory is that the front teeth resist clenching whereas
the back teeth are triggerred to clench when they sense something to
chew (biting vs chewing).
In any case, my NTI is starting to exhibit an unpleasant odor. I think
the problem is that it has developed some tiny cracks between the hard
outer shell that stop the clenching and the inner, softer material that
fits snugly around the teeth. These cracks are now serving as breeding
grounds for bacteria. This problem didn't occur for the first several
years I had the device, which is why I think it is related to a
deterioration of the seal.
I've tried soaking it in alcohol and various antibacterial rinses. This
cures the problem for a few days. I would like a more permanent
Here's my question. Is there a material that I can use to seal the whole
device? I'm thinking of some type of acrylic that would seep into all of
the cracks and form a barrier to the bacteria getting back in there. I'd
soak it in alcohol to kill the bacteria than apply the seal.
Whatever it is would have to be safe to have in my mouth every night.
If that fails, I guess I'll go get a new device. They are about $500, so
if I can make this one last longer, I'd like to.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Could you check with a dentist to see if the (glue) they use to glue caps
on teeth would work as it may be thin enough to fill fine cracks. WW
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