Best Natural Remedies for TMJ Disorder

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Reviewed by  Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD


There are many natural treatments for temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly called TMJ) pain in the jaw, face, and neck. While some natural remedies for TMJ can help reduce the pain caused by clenching and grinding your teeth at night, the best home remedy for jaw pain caused by TMJ is to use a device that prevents your teeth from grinding and clenching. This can help you avoid experiencing many types of oral pain in the first place.

While TMJ is sometimes treated with surgery, invasive medical intervention is generally saved as a last resort for those who have very severe cases of TMJ. Instead, many people opt to seek out a home remedy for jaw pain caused by TMJ symptoms.

While there are many home remedies for jaw pain aimed at treating this often-painful disorder, some have proven themselves more effective than others. Home remedies for TMJ vary widely in their efficacy, especially among products that are not approved by U.S. governmental organizations such as the FDA. We think you'll agree that the best devices for preventing teeth clenching due to TMJ are CustMbite's family of nightguard products.

Why are CustMbite's nightguards the best natural remedy for TMJ? Well, for starters, CustMbite treats jaw pain where it begins. Other home remedies for jaw pain aren't targeted at the root of jaw pain, leading to additional pain or even worsening the pain.

All-Natural Home Remedies for TMJ That Don't Work as Well as a Nightguard

  1. Jaw exercises are designed by dentists and doctors to increase mobility and strength in the jaw muscles. These are purported to reduce the pain of TMJ.
  2. Acupuncture is a natural remedy for TMJ-induced jaw pain that uses thin needles to stimulate nerves that signal the brain to release specific hormones. These hormones reduce pain and swelling to relieve muscle spasms, giving the jaw a wider range of motion.
  3. Chiropractic treatments are said to realign the bones in your spine to release the tension that TMJ symptoms can cause.
  4. Heat and cold therapy are said to help by providing temporary relief from pain in your jaw, neck, shoulder, and face.
  5. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and yoga can teach you to manage tension in your body and mind, helping to relieve the pain caused by TMJ.

While these techniques may provide temporary relief from pain, none are as effective as picking up a customized nightguard. Why is that? Read on to find out.

Why Does This All-Natural TMJ Remedy Work?

While natural remedies for TMJ abound, it's often found that the right customized nightguard is the quickest and easiest way to address TMJ symptoms. Customized mouthpieces for sleep are the go-to natural TMJ remedy for most dentists, but traditional nightguards are expensive and bulky. CustMbite offers flexible, customizable, and comfortable nightguards that can help you to prevent teeth clenching and grinding. The use of these mouthguards may help to head off TMJ pain from happening in the first place. Of course, prevention is always preferable to natural methods that are designed to mitigate pain that's already present.

Which Mouthguard is the Best Natural Remedy for Your TMJ?

The CustMbite family of natural TMJ remedies is made with our patented VistaMaxx material. This material is designed to be impermeable to saliva or bacteria. This keeps each natural remedy for TMJ clean and clear as you wear them night after night. All of our nightguards are safe — in fact, they've been cleared by the FDA, so you know you can trust them. Each guard comes in a handy case to store it in when not in use.

The VistaMaxx material is completely customizable to your individual bite. When you first receive your mouthguard, whichever one you choose, you will take just a couple of minutes to fit it to your bite. Luckily, there is no need to get boiling water involved in this process. Using a microwave, a damp paper towel, and a bowl of cold water gets you a custom home remedy for jaw pain. We can't say the same for other, inferior mouthguard products.

A Remoldable Home Remedy for Jaw Pain

If you wear braces and think you'll have trouble finding a home remedy for jaw pain that works for you, think again. CustMbite's superior moldability qualities are great news for you. Each CustMbite TMJ device comes with instructions for users with braces so you can remold them as many times as you need to. Because CustMbite's nightguards are completely remoldable, you won't have to waste money buying a new mouthguard every time your gear is adjusted.

The remoldability benefits everyone, not just those with braces. TMJ can exacerbate teeth clenching and grinding, which in turn can cause other dental maladies such as cracked teeth — or even the removal of one or more teeth. If this is true for you, you can remold your nightguard too. CustMbite helps you avoid jaw pain affordably.

What's the Most Natural Way To Clean Your TMJ Mouthpiece?

For those seeking a natural remedy for jaw pain, it's paramount to find an environmentally friendly, easy way to clean a mouthpiece. Many choose to use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, leaving mouthguards tasting less than fresh. But not CustMbite. Each of our nightguards are designed to remain germ- and odor-free. We designed our patented VistaMaxx material to repel saliva and germs, so there's no need for soaking, scrubbing, or icky homemade solutions.

If you're looking for an effective, simple solution, we make cleaning easy. We offer an All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner that's perfect for any oral appliance that you use. This minty, natural spray is made from ingredients that make it easy to clean your TMJ device. Just spray, wipe, and rinse. It's that simple. Don't forget to clean the case as well!

What's the Best Natural Treatment For TMJ?

The best treatment for TMJ is the least invasive one that works for you. You may try many different natural home remedies for jaw pain before you find one that works for you. Many natural TMJ methods provide patients like you with measurable pain relief. However, it's important to choose an at-home TMJ treatment that you can incorporate into your daily routine with ease.

Consistency is key, particularly with natural TMJ pain management methods, and wearing a mouthguard for TMJ is so easy you can do it in your sleep. Along with TMJ exercises, relaxation techniques, and heat and cold therapy, wearing a mouthguard is a quick and easy way to address the jaw pain caused by TMJ.

Where Can I Get the Best Natural TMJ Remedy?

Many people are nervous about getting a custom guard, as “custom” often makes people think “expensive” right away. Not so with CustMbite. We wanted to help those who suffer from jaw pain get a quality nightguard for an affordable price. There's no reason that you should experience jaw pain night after night. Being proactive by wearing a nightguard is a smart choice, whether your jaw pain is due to TMJ or another disorder.

No matter which guard is right for you, order your natural TMJ remedy online today and experience the relief CustMbite has to offer. Our nightguards are thin, comfortable, remoldable, and easy to clean — not to mention affordable. For a natural remedy for jaw pain, pick up a mouth guard for TMJ from CustMbite today.

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Reviewed by:

Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

Monroe Elkin got a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy at Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. He then earned a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Rutgers School of Dentistry in Newark New Jersey. Dr. Elkin owned and operated his own dental practices for 29 years where he specialized in treating oral injuries for athletes, fabricated custom fitted mouth guards and performed both general and trauma dentistry for athletes at Wagner College as dentist for the athletic department. He also performed cosmetic dentistry including implants, crown and bridges, bonding and endodontics. Dr. Elkin has been a part of 3 publications and has held various positions volunteering for organizations that are about sports dentistry and oral care.

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