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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000155.txt from 1995/03

From: "Robert S. Margulies" <rsm@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Prosthetic devices!
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 1995 19:05:05 -0500

>Does anyone know of a really thin but durable material for cushioning the
>bottom teeth? I can't get used to paper or index card thickness. Any
>ideas would be helpful.

About 25 years ago I asked my dentist to make me a tooth guard. He took
an already-existing plaster cast of my lowers, heated up some plastic,
wrapped the heat-softened plastic around the effigy of my central and lateral
incisors, and viola!

I used this thing until I lost it about 2 months ago. It was great.

The plastic was either styrene or polystyrene, I can't remember which.

When I asked him what he was charging for it, he said -- Let's call it an

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