To find an article that is pro or con is easy for almost any topic. You are using a lack of refrence on Wikipedia as an arguement, thats desperate. Its fine that you think its bull$h1t, I dont really care, for the dr. go back and read the earlier posts your "questions" were answered earlier. If you havent tried it, it is very easy to knock it, it seems counter intuitive but it does work and I'll leave it at that.
If you are questioning whether those symptoms can arise from TMJ disorder, your right they can. Mal-occlusions can cause muscular imbalances. I feel like I'm having a conversation with very stubborn and over defensive people. I have a positoin on this topic and I will continue to state it and present it from my own personal experience.
The company that is promoting that product has a crappy product. Not all mouthguards claim to do what they say can. I'm not here to promote any brand of mouthguard, especially a brand that doesnt do what its suppose to do.
You seem to be singling out an article and a wikipedia entry when there is more that you are ignoring. Your dismissal of the article by Dr. Barrett is a total non-sequitur. It's "Easy" to find in your subjective opinion, therefore it's not valid. That is a truly ridiculous argument. Then adding on the baseless assertion that this was "desperate", is ad hominem, a baseless assertion, and poisoning the well. There is also no way you could have such knowledge with the available data.
I feel like I'm having a conversation with very stubborn and over defensive people.
That's because your emotions are clouding the issue. We are neither of those things. We are skeptics. I'm a rationalist, so I have no beliefs other than what can be learned from empirical evidence or logical deductive reasoning. To do otherwise is an epistemically tenuous position.
I have a positoin on this topic and I will continue to state it and present it from my own personal experience.
anecdotes are not evidence, and entirely meaningless in this context.
If you havent tried it, it is very easy to knock it
That's a straw man. That did not even enter into my reason as evidenced in my above post.
but it does work and I'll leave it at that
How do you know that? Because you tried it out and it "felt" like it worked? Placebos are a powerful thing....
Mal-occlusions can cause muscular imbalances
How do you know that? By magic?
Whenever someone believes in some kind of bull$h1t, they react in that same way when challenged. Conspiracy theorists, homeopathy advocates, you name it, they all spew out emotional fallacy filled excuses for arguments, that are completely without any substance or merit.
I think this picture really sums it up.