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DO NIGHT GUARDS FOR TEETH CLENCHING WORK?
Nightguards for teeth clenching are one of dentists’ most popular recommendations for those who clench their teeth, also known as “bruxism”. Over time, teeth clenching and grinding can lead to serious consequences. It’s important to address your teeth clenching as soon as you’re made aware of it. At CustMbite, we listened to the reasons why people are reluctant to wear a night guard in order to create the best mouthguard for teeth clenching available today. Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of teeth clenching and how our mouthguard for teeth clenching can help reduce its effects on your life.
TEETH CLENCHING SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES
Some of the signs of teeth clenching are obvious, but if you’re teeth clenching at night, you might not know why you’re waking up with a sore jaw, sensitive teeth, or headaches. However, if you share a room with someone, they’ll likely let you know. Nocturnal bruxism can be quite noisy and often sounds very painful. Your dentist may also point out excessive wear on your enamel, hairline fractures in your teeth, or even loose fillings.
It’s critical to address your teeth clenching early in order to head off more serious conditions. If you crack a tooth, you may have to undergo a root canal or another painful and pricey procedure. Teeth clenching can also lead to temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. The relationship between teeth clenching and TMJ is complex - each can be a cause of or caused by the other, and their symptoms have a great deal of overlap as well. That makes it especially important for you to disclose all of your symptoms. If your teeth clenching is caused by an underlying condition, treating the underlying condition may also decrease your teeth clenching.
HOW TO PREVENT TEETH CLENCHING
If your teeth clenching is caused by outside stressors or situations that otherwise cause anxiety, many dentists will recommend incorporating additional at-home methods. Along with the use of a mouthguard for teeth clenching, you might also try jaw exercises or mindfulness techniques.
However, the most effective way to reduce the effects of teeth clenching is to prevent the teeth from touching each other entirely. This is doubly true if you are prone to jaw clenching and teeth grinding at night. Since teeth clenching is an involuntary motion, there’s little you can do to prevent it while you sleep. A mouthguard physically protects your teeth from the damage caused by grinding against each other. That’s why teeth clenching mouthguards are the overwhelming favorite when it comes to at-home treatments.
THE UNIQUE BENEFITS OF A TEETH CLENCHING GUARD FROM CUSTMBITE
If you’re reluctant to try a night guard for teeth clenching, you’re not alone. Over-the-counter options can get stinky fast (and that’s if you even want to wear those bulky things), but the teeth clenching guards from a dentist’s office can cost you hundreds of dollars. At CustMbite, we know we could do better. Using VistaMaxx, our patented fitting material, we worked with leading dental professionals to create the best night guard for teeth clenching that’s available today. Our night guards are:
- Easy to mold: Our night guards for teeth grinding are easy to set up. All you need is a microwave, a bowl of cold water, and two minutes of your time. No more boiling water or repeat visits to the dentist’s office - you can have your CustMbite guard ready for bed in a snap.
- Easy to care for: Gone are the days of soaking your guard in a cup of solution on your sink. CustMbite occlusal guards are nonporous, so they don’t absorb bacteria or saliva. To keep them crystal-clear, all you need is a dishwasher or a toothbrush and some water.
- Durable: VistaMaxx provides unbeatable, durable shock absorption without bulk, and its retentive properties are second to none. Plus, you can use the same fitting process to remold your night guard without compromising its quality.
- Comfortable: Unlike the boil-and-bites of the past, CustMbite doesn’t make you choose between protection and comfort. Our night guard for teeth grinding provides a thin, custom fit, so you can comfortably speak, drink, and breathe while it’s in.
CUSTMBITE MAKES THE BEST NIGHT GUARD FOR TEETH CLENCHING
While you might not be able to stop teeth clenching entirely, wearing a night guard can help to reduce the pain you feel from teeth grinding. When you choose a CustMbite night guard for teeth clenching, you’re not just investing in your teeth. Wearing a mouthguard can help to reduce the effects that teeth grinding has on your day by increasing the quality of your sleep each night. Our FDA-cleared night guards are easy to set up, easy to care for, and easy to love. If you’re ready to see what wearing a CustMbite mouthguard can do for you, order our night guard for clenching now.