How to Stop Jaw Pain

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Reviewed by  Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD


Jaw pain is no fun. This is probably not something you think about unless you suddenly find yourself experiencing jaw pain. Your jaw can hurt while you're talking, chewing, yawning, or even making simple facial expressions. In fact, your jaw might hurt without doing anything at all. So the first question is, where does this jaw pain come from? The second, and most important, issue is how to stop jaw pain at its source.

CustMbite has the answer to the second question. Our CustMbite Nightguard and CustMbite Hard Surface Nightguard products were both created with the help of dental professionals for your comfort, convenience, and effective pain relief. Continue reading to learn more about the causes of jaw pain and to find out which of our nightguard products is right for your specific jaw pain situation.

Why does my jaw hurt all the time?

There are two main conditions that can cause jaw pain outside of a specific injury to the jaw. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can cause jaw pain, as can TMJ disorder, commonly called TMJ. If you find yourself grinding your teeth during the day, you can teach yourself to stop doing it. At night, you don't have this option, so most dentists recommend you wear an effective, customized nightguard like the CustMbite nightguards.

If you have TMJ, there are a few different signs, and one of them is jaw pain. Other signs of TMJ might be constant headaches with no other cause, earaches with no known cause, and a clicking or grinding sound in your jaw when you eat, yawn, or talk. Severe cases of bruxism can actually lead to TMJ disorder.

Other risk factors can include various types of arthritis, a jaw injury, or certain connective tissue diseases. These can lead to the disk in your temporomandibular joint eroding or moving out of proper alignment or arthritic damage of the cartilage. The bottom line is that when you have TMJ, your jaw is out of alignment and you need help.

What is the best nightguard to stop jaw pain?

Because not all jaw pain is not the same, CustMbite makes two nightguards that can help stop jaw pain. The following descriptions should help you choose which one is right for you.

  • CustMbite Nightguard
    If you experience mild to moderate jaw pain due to either bruxism or TMJ, the CustMbite Nightguard is probably the best product for you. If you have a younger child who suffers from jaw pain, the CustMbite Nightguard comes in a petite size that's just right for them. Plus, you can choose which color nightguard you want.
  • CustMbite Hard Surface Nightguard
    If your jaw pain is moderate to severe or if your teeth grind through a basic nightguard, the CustMbite Hard Surface Nightguard is what you need. It's made with a patented hard surface layer that allows teeth to move freely while preventing grinding and clenching while you sleep. This is the toughest nightguard and it's made to handle the pressure of teeth grinding and clenching no matter what.

Both of CustMbite's nightguards are customizable to your specific bite, even if you have braces. This is important because a customized fit using our proprietary Vistamaxx material makes for an extremely comfortable experience, so you won't mind wearing your nightguard each night. It also prevents the nightguard from falling out of your mouth.

Where can I get the best nightguard to stop jaw pain?

The CustMbite nightguard products are completely made in the United States, so you can rely on them to be of the highest quality. They don't absorb water, saliva, or bacteria and are easy to clean and care for using our All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner. If you're wondering how to stop jaw pain, order one of the best nightguards that were made for exactly that purpose.

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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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