How to Prevent Tooth Pain in Kids

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Reviewed by  Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

Do you have a child who suffers from tooth pain, especially when they wake up in the morning? If so, they may be suffering from bruxism, or teeth grinding. Bruxism is a condition that is especially common in children. Child tooth pain is one result of childhood bruxism. If your kid grinds their teeth during the day, it's easy to know that they have bruxism. But if the grinding only happens during the night, the child's tooth pain may be the only way you know they're suffering from this condition.

Fortunately, CustMbite has come up with a solution to tooth pain in kids caused by bruxism. Our CustMbite Nightguard comes in both kid and adult sizes, so no matter how old your kid with tooth pain is, there's a nightguard for them. Continue reading to learn some of the signs kids suffer from bruxism in addition to tooth pain and learn more about how a CustMbite nightguard can help.

Is tooth pain in kids a sign of bruxism?

Some of the signs and symptoms of bruxism include:

  • Teeth grinding and clenching while sleeping that may be loud enough to hear when you stand at your child's bedroom door
  • Flattened, chipped, fractured, or unnaturally loose teeth
  • Worn tooth enamel that leaves deeper layers of your child's tooth exposed
  • Increased tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Tired or tight jaw muscles
  • Jaw, neck, or face soreness or pain
  • Pain that feels like an earache when there is nothing wrong with the ear
  • Dull headaches that start in the temples
  • Damage from chewing on the inside of the cheeks
  • Sleep disruption due to the noise or the child's tooth pain

How can a nightguard help prevent tooth pain in kids?

A nightguard provides a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, thus preventing them from grinding together. This mitigates the pain that might otherwise be caused by grinding teeth.

But not all nightguards are made equally. Some are bulky and make it hard to breathe when you wear them. Many are not made in a size that fits kids' mouths. Some are so thin that the person with bruxism chews right through them right away. None of these will do any good when you have a child with tooth pain due to bruxism.

The CustMbite Nightguard is the best nightguard on the market for kids with bruxism. For starters, it's one of the few that comes in a smaller size for children. Then there's the benefit that it's made with our patented Vistamaxx material. This material is thin enough to make it comfortable to wear, easy to speak clearly, take a drink or water, and breathe easily. But it's not wimpy just because it's thin. It's strong enough to stand up to your child's attempts to grind their teeth night after night.

When your youth first receives their CustMbite nightguard, they will fit it to their specific bite. This is not done using the messy boil-and-bite process of so many other nightguards, but rather it is achieved with a microwave, paper towel, and bowl of cold water. It only takes 2 minutes for your child to mold their nightguard to their teeth.

This custom fit has two benefits. First, it helps the nightguard stay in the child's mouth all night. Second, it makes it more comfortable to wear so the child will be willing to wear it each night. Any parent knows that both of these are important features.

The CustMbite Nightguard is BPA, PVC, latex, and phthalate-free for your child's safety. It doesn't absorb saliva, water, or bacteria, and is easy to clean using our All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner.

Where can I get the best nightguard to prevent child tooth pain?

The CustMbite Nightguard is affordable and can be worn by children with braces. In fact, it can be remolded each time your child's bite changes. Order the best nightguard to prevent tooth pain in kids online 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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