CustMbite Nightguard for Children

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Reviewed by  Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

Why Children May Need a Nightguard

Bruxism is the word that describes teeth grinding and clenching, and it often happens at night. Studies have shown that children of all ages are dealing with a great deal of stress in today’s world. Stress can present itself in many ways—including bruxism. If you notice that your child is grinding their teeth during the day, they may be doing so overnight as well. This can lead to a host of dental and orthodontic problems in the future, so having your child use the CustMbite Nightguard for children is a good idea.

As a parent, you want to make sure your child is able to be awake and alert during the day, whether it’s for school or for fun weekend activities with family and friends. If your youngster is experiencing nighttime bruxism, it’s likely they are having small interruptions in their sleep throughout the night from the noise or pain of teeth grinding. This can leave them too weary to be at their best to learn or enjoy their free time. Preventing nighttime bruxism can help your child sleep more solidly throughout the night so they can use their waking time to their best advantage.

The Negative Effects of Nighttime Bruxism

Occasional and nighttime teeth grinding may not seem too serious at first, but bruxism can cause all sorts of detrimental effects on your child’s health. Most of the symptoms are short-term in nature, but their effects may be reduced with the use of the CustMbite Nightguard. For example, people with bruxism are three times more likely to suffer from headaches. In addition, many also experience pain in the jaw and facial muscles as well. 

Earaches are particularly common in children with bruxism because the temporomandibular (jaw) joint is located right next to the inner workings of the ear. Inflammation in this joint can cause blockage in the ear canal, leading to ear pain and ear infections. Over time, these kinds of problems can lead to hearing loss. If your child is suffering from ear pain caused by bruxism, do what you can as soon as possible to mitigate against these kinds of effects.

The long-term effects of bruxism can even include temporomandibular joint disorder (often known as simply TMJ) and unusual tooth wear and breakage. The use of a quality nightguard can help mitigate against these long-term effects as well as the short-term aches and pains associated with bruxism.

What is the best children’s nightguard?

The CustMbite Nightguard was created by dental professionals. It’s designed for your child’s comfort and can provide effective pain relief. Experts agree that the best night mouthguards are those that are customized to fit your child’s teeth, and that’s exactly what the CustMbite Nightguard does. When you receive your child’s nightguard, you’ll be able to sit down with them and have it fit it to their teeth in just a couple of minutes. There’s no hazardous boiling water involved either. You’ll just need a microwave, a paper towel, and a bowl of cold water. Plus, the CustMbite Nightguard is perfect for kids with braces, as it can be molded right around their braces.

The CustMbite Nightguard is made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which is tough enough to keep your child’s teeth from grinding together at night, but soft enough to be comfortable enough that they won’t mind wearing it. They can drink water and speak clearly with the nightguard on, so there’s no reason for them to take it off once they go to bed. The CustMbite Nightguard comes in your child’s choice of blue, pink, navy, black, or clear. This choice can help them feel more ownership of their nightguard, which may help to inspire them to wear it each night.

The CustMbite Nightguard is easy to clean as well. It doesn’t absorb bacteria, saliva, or microorganisms, so you can trust that it will be safe for your child to wear daily. They can clean it easily with warm water and gentle soap. As an alternative, you can pick up the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner, offering spray-and-go ease for cleaning nightguards, retainers, oral device cases, and more. The CustMbite Nightguard offers superior protection and a comfortable fit. It’s a mouthguard so simple that even a child can use it.

Where can I get the CustMbite Nightguard for my child?

If you’re looking for an affordable and effective way to reduce the effects of symptoms related to nighttime bruxism in your child, the CustMbite Nightguard is just right. Because it can be remolded to fit your youth’s changing teeth, you’ll only need to buy one nightguard to last throughout their childhood years. This is often much more cost-effective than purchasing a new nightguard each time your child loses or grows new teeth. Order the best children’s nightguard online today and see what a difference the CustMbite Nightguard can make for your child.

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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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