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If you suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding, you can benefit from using a mouthpiece for teeth grinding like the CustMbite Nightguard. Medical professionals do not know what causes bruxism, though there are some people who are more at risk of developing the condition.
First, children are more likely than adults to develop a teeth grinding habit, and oftentimes they outgrow it by the time they are an adult. Increased anxiety or stress can lead to bruxism in children or adults, as can anger and frustration. If you have a personality that is competitive, hyperactive, or aggressive, you’re at greater risk of developing bruxism.
Bruxism may develop as a side effect of certain medications like antidepressants. Users of tobacco products, alcohol, caffeine, and recreational drugs are at risk of developing this sometimes painful condition. Bruxism is known to run in families so if you have one or more family members with the disorder, you are more likely to develop it as well. Bruxism can also be associated with certain mental health and medical conditions, including dementia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, night terrors, gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and sleep apnea.
If you’re not certain you have bruxism, there are a few identifying factors. If you have teeth that are unexplainably flattened, fractured, loose, or chipped, you may be causing them harm during nighttime bruxism. The same is true of tooth enamel that’s so worn it exposes layers of your tooth beneath the enamel. Pain or soreness in the jaw, neck, face, or ear can indicate bruxism if nothing else is found that’s causing it. There are also headaches associated with bruxism, specifically dull headaches starting in the temples. The most obvious sign of bruxism is if you are grinding your teeth so loud that it wakes your sleep partner or even yourself during the middle of the night.
Because stress is often linked with bruxism, reducing your level of stress can help alleviate the symptoms of bruxism. Continue reading to learn how stress management can help bruxism and how using the right mouthpiece for teeth grinding can mitigate the pain caused by the condition.
3 STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES TO POTENTIALLY ALLEVIATE BRUXISM
- Guided imagery is like taking a short vacation in your head. Often called “going to your happy place,” it can be done with a recording or just in a quiet place. After a few minutes, you can open your eyes and return to the present with a sense of rejuvenation.
- Meditation is well known for bringing short-term stress relief as well as long-lasting stress management benefits. Try multiple styles of meditation until you find one or two that work well for you.
- Progressive muscle relaxation can work wonders in stressful situations. This involves tightening and then relaxing your muscles in groups from your feet to your face. This brings a feeling of relaxation spreading throughout your body.
There are many mouthpieces for teeth grinding on the market. If you do a search for the term, you’ll get literally millions of hits. How to choose the best one for you?
The first thing you want to do is make sure the mouthpiece is effective, meaning the material it’s made of is strong enough to prevent your teeth from grinding or clenching night after night. If you bite through your nightguard after a few days, it’s not a great value.
The second thing you want to do is analyze the comfort of the mouthpiece. If it’s not relatively comfortable, you’re not going to wear it. If you don’t wear it, it doesn’t matter how “effective” it is. You want a mouthpiece for teeth grinding that is as flexible as it is strong. You also want one that you can custom-fit to your teeth.
The CustMbite Nightguard was designed with the help of dental professionals for your protection and comfort. It’s made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which is both strong and flexible. The first thing you do when you receive it is mold it to your teeth. This takes only a couple of minutes and complete instructions are included with the nightguard, including instructions for people with braces.
You don’t need to worry about uncomfortable plastic digging into your gums or lips with the CustMbite Nightguard. Despite being so comfortable, the CustMbite Nightguard is also tough enough to withstand your nocturnal efforts at grinding and clenching your teeth.
The CustMbite Nightguard has been evaluated and cleared by the FDA and is free of BPA, latex, phthalates, and PVC. It doesn’t absorb saliva, water, or bacteria, so it’s easy to keep clean through gentle washing each morning. It comes with a ventilated case that helps it dry over the course of the day without getting cloudy or developing any odor. You can get one in regular or petite size and in your choice of five colors. Order the best mouthpiece for teeth grinding online today and experience the relief your teeth deserve.