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If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) or TMJ disorder, your dentist will likely encourage you to use a nightguard to help mitigate the effects of these conditions. If price is no object, you can get one custom-designed from your dentist. They will take a mold of your teeth and create a nightguard that is made just for you...but the price tag can range from $300 to $500 and up. If affordability is a concern for you, you can get a custom-fit over-the-counter CustMbite Nightguard for a fraction of the cost.
If you’re not sure whether you have bruxism or TMJ disorder, continue reading. Following is a list of the most common symptoms of each of these conditions. Then read on to see how the CustMbite Nightguard can help ease some of the painful effects of these common disorders.
SYMPTOMS OF TMJ DISORDER AND BRUXISM
TMJ disorder occurs when the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) comes out of alignment. One of the causes of TMJ disorder is actually bruxism, in addition to factors such as getting hit in the jaw, arthritis, and more. The most common symptoms of TMJ disorder are as follows:
- Difficulty chewing or pain when chewing
- Pain in one or both of your temporomandibular joints
- Facial aches
- Locking of the TMJ, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
- Pain or tenderness in your jaw, especially upon waking
- Sensitivity in and around your ear with no other obvious cause
- And in the most severe cases of TMJ disorder, hearing loss
If you have sleep apnea or you snore, you may also have bruxism. These conditions often appear together. Some of the symptoms that may indicate you have nighttime bruxism are as follows:
- Increased tooth pain or sensitivity
- Jaw, face, or neck pain or soreness upon waking
- Dull headaches starting in the temples with no other known cause
- Sleep disruption from the noise or the pain of grinding your teeth
- Teeth grinding or clenching that is loud enough to wake your sleep partner
- Chipped, fractured, flattened, or loose teeth
- Worn tooth enamel that exposes the deeper layers of your tooth
- Tired or tight jaw muscles
- Damage from chewing on the inside of your cheeks
You may notice that many of the most common symptoms of TMJ disorder and bruxism overlap. This is because they affect the same area of your face, so they can cause pain in these areas. To be certain if you are suffering from either disorder and which one you have specifically, see your dental professional. They can diagnose the exact condition you have and suggest a course of treatment. Because a less-is-more approach is generally best, you will probably begin with wearing a nightguard.
If you’re looking for an affordable and effective nightguard, you can’t beat the CustMbite Nightguard. That’s because its material remains soft and comfortable when it's custom-fit to your teeth, just like the one you receive from your dentist. You don’t have to worry about getting uncomfortable teeth molds made either. You simply follow our simple instructions when you receive your CustMbite Nightguard to mold it to your teeth using just a microwave and a bowl of cold water.
There are many nightguards on the market that don’t come close to measuring up to the CustMbite Nightguard. Some of them are not custom-fit to your teeth, and many nightguards only come in adult sizes. The CustMbite Nightguard can be custom-fit to your mouth and comes in both adult and youth sizes.
It can also be difficult to find a nightguard that is compatible with braces, but the CustMbite Nightguard is ideal for those who wear braces. Special instructions come with the nightguard that lead you through the easy process of customizing the nightguard for braces.
Here’s where the CustMbite Nightguard has a huge advantage over the molded nightguards you receive from the dentist: your CustMbite Nightguard can be remolded as your bite changes. This means as your teeth move with your braces, you can remold the CustMbite Nightguard as many times as you need to for a perfect fit with just one nightguard throughout the entire orthodontic process.
Whether or not you have braces, the CustMbite Nightguard is the best over-the-counter nightguard on the market—and it’s right for you.
You know you can trust the CustMbite Nightguard to provide superior protection because it has been evaluated and accepted by the FDA. It is BPA-, PVC-, latex-, and phthalate-free. It doesn’t absorb bacteria and is easy to clean each day. You can even get one in your choice of five colors. Order the best over-the-counter nightguard today to see how it can benefit both your sleeping and waking hours.
By the way, if snoring is getting in the way of restful sleep, you'll be happy to know that there's now a snoring preventing mouthpiece from CustMbite with the same features that help you manage TMJ and bruxism issues.