Bruxism In a Child: Treatment that Actually Works

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Reviewed by  Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

Watching your child suffer with bruxism can be a heartbreaking experience. Also known simply as “teeth grinding,” this dental condition can cause considerable discomfort in the jaw area while damaging teeth beyond repair. Not only does this condition result in needless stress and pain for your little one, but it can also be incredibly costly to fix broken, chipped, and worn teeth after grinding is allowed to continue unaddressed. So what's the best way to deal with bruxism in a child? Treatment is easier, more comfortable, and more affordable than you might think.

With a CustMbite Nightguard carefully fitted to the shape of your child's mouth, you can say goodbye to aches, pains, and potential side-effects of bruxism, such as TMJ disorder. Specifically designed to be as comfortable as possible, these mouthguards allow your child to get a good night's rest while barely noticing the presence of the soft, flexible, and low-profile material.

What happens if I don't help my child address their bruxism?

Teeth grinding can be a relatively innocuous problem if you catch it early and explore effective bruxism treatment. Children who quickly start wearing CustMbite nightguards can avoid long-term issues like tooth damage and TMJ disorder over time. Commonly known as a “misaligned jaw,” TMJ disorder can be an especially uncomfortable and frustrating result of bruxism in children. This issue can cause only jaw pain but also clicking and popping noises when chewing or yawning.

Allowing these issues to continue unaddressed can result in much higher dental costs down the road. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on fixing worn and chipped teeth in the future, you can grab a CustMbite nightguard for a fraction of the price. This device is also made in the USA and built to last throughout childhood.

Why is the CustMbite Nightguard so effective for bruxism in a child?

The CustMbite nightguard boasts a number of kid-friendly features. First of all, it comes in a smaller size that is perfect for younger mouths. Other mouthguards may be “one-size-fits-all,” and your child may be left with an oversized chunk of plastic in their mouth.

Better yet, the CustMbite nightguard is fully customizable, allowing your child to mold the oral appliance for a perfect, snug fit. Just expose the mouthguard to heat, and you can create a completely personalized experience that adheres to the lines and contours of your child's dental cavity.

CustMbite also goes one step further, allowing you to remold the appliance whenever the shape of your child's mouth changes. And as any parent knows, these changes can occur at a dizzying rate throughout childhood. Children lose their teeth through a natural growth process – or perhaps due to unfortunate accidents. They may also grow new teeth, get braces, or have braces removed. The good news is that the CustMbite can be altered and customized as many times as you need, resulting in a reliable, durable oral appliance that stands the test of time.

How do I convince my young one to accept treatment for bruxism in a child?

Even though you might be aware that the CustMbite nightguard can provide important benefits for your child, bruxism treatment is often a hard sell for young ones. The good news is that CustMbite Nightguards are exceedingly comfortable with an advanced, patented Vistamaxx material. This soft, flexible material combines with a low-profile design to create a “barely-there” fit that your child may not even notice. Kids can also talk and drink without taking out their CustMbite nightguard.

To make this oral appliance even more appealing for younger wearers, CustMbite offers a range of color options, including clear, blue, pink, navy, and black. Giving your child the opportunity to choose a mouthguard in their favorite color can encourage regular use.

Grab a CustMbite Nightguard for your child today

If there's one thing that you need to address sooner rather than later, it's bruxism. Treatment options like the CustMbite Nightguard provide an affordable, customizable, and comfortable way to protect your child's dental health long into the future.

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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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