How Do I Know If I Grind My Teeth?

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Reviewed by  Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD


If you're suffering from jaw pain and you're not sure of the cause, there are a couple of possibilities. You may have TMJ disorder, commonly called TMJ. If so, there are probably symptoms that are obvious during the daytime in addition to jaw pain, neck pain, or face pain. For example, many people with TMJ hear a clicking or grinding noise in their jaw when they eat, yawn, or talk.

But what if you have these same symptoms but it doesn't seem like you have TMJ? You might be wondering, “How do you know if you grind your teeth?” First, bruxism, or teeth grinding, can also cause jaw, face, neck, and ear pain. If you grind your teeth during the day, at least you know it and you can work on stopping the behavior. But what to do if you grind your teeth at night and up until now haven't even realized it?

That's where CustMbite nightguards come in. The first thing most dentists will suggest to help you stop grinding your teeth is a custom-fit nightguard that prevents your teeth from grinding together. CustMbite makes two nightguards, the CustMbite Nightguard and the CustMbite Hard Surface Nightguard, which are exactly what dentists prescribe. Continue reading to learn more about how to tell if you grind your teeth while sleeping and to find out which CustMbite nightguard is right for you.

How do you know if you grind your teeth?

If you're wondering “how to know if I grind my teeth at night,” there are several symptoms that can indicate you are. You may have teeth that are unexpectedly fractured, flattened, chipped, or loose. You may experience increased tooth pain or sensitivity as time goes on. There may be a dull headache that starts in your temples. And as mentioned, you may suffer from jaw, neck, or face pain upon waking.

You may also become aware of worn tooth enamel that exposes deeper layers of your tooth, which can end up being incredibly painful. One of the most obvious ways to find out if you grind your teeth at night is to ask your sleep partner if they hear you doing so. Some people grind their teeth so loud that it wakes up their sleep partner.

Once you have determined if you do, indeed, have a teeth-grinding problem, the next step is to get set up with a dentist-quality nightguard. However, you probably don't want to pay the hundreds of dollars that a dentist-provided nightguard causes. Fortunately, CustMbite has the solution.

Which nightguard can help you if you grind your teeth?

There are two nightguards made by CustMbite that help people with teeth-grinding issues:

  • CustMbite Nightguard
    If you experience mild to moderate pain from teeth grinding, the CustMbite Nightguard is perfect for you. It's flexible, comfortable, and affordable. If you have a younger child who grinds their teeth, this is the best nightguard for them because it comes in a petite size. You can even choose which color you want your nightguard to be.
  • CustMbite Hard Surface Nightguard
    If you have moderate to severe pain from your teeth grinding, or if you tend to chew through your standard nightguard, the CustMbite Hard Surface Nightguard is your best bet. This customizable nightguard is made with a patented hard surface layer that allows the teeth to move when the jaw is in motion, preventing them from grinding during sleep. This durable nightguard is perfect for people who have heavy-duty bruxism symptoms.

Both of our nightguards are made of our proprietary Vistamaxx material. Vistamaxx is flexible and thin enough to make your nightguard comfortable to wear night after night, while also being tough enough to keep your teeth from grinding. CustMbite's nightguards are moldable to each person's bite, including people with braces. You can't get a better quality nightguard, especially for the price.

Where can I get a quality nightguard if I grind my teeth?

CustMbite's nightguards are made right here in the United States, so you can be sure they are of the highest quality. You can easily clean them with our All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner each day to keep them clear and sanitized. Order the best nightguard for your teeth grinding situation online today and you won't need to worry about the harmful effects of teeth grinding bothering you anymore.

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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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