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If you have been experiencing soreness in your jaw, neck, ears, or face upon waking up, you may benefit from a nighttime biteguard. If you’ve noticed that your jaw makes a popping or crackling sound when you chew or yawn, you may also appreciate the advantages of using a nighttime biteguard. And if you already know that you have TMJ disorder or issues caused by bruxism (or teeth grinding), you should definitely look into using a nighttime biteguard like the CustMbite Nightguard.
CAUSES OF TMJ OR BRUXISM
Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, can cause painful problems if it comes out of alignment for any reason, if the cartilage is damaged by arthritis, or if the joint is damaged by a blow of some sort to the face.
The type of symptoms you might experience if you have a TMJ disorder include pain or tenderness in your jaw, especially upon waking. You might also experience a lingering pain in and around your ear. If you rule out an ear infection as the cause, it may be related to TMJ disorder.
A popping or crackling noise when you’re chewing is a very obvious sign of TMJ disorder, and it’s one of the signs you might experience during your waking hours. Any unexplainable ache or facial pain could be attributed to TMJ disorder. Perhaps the most serious sign of TMJ is when the joint locks, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.
Bruxism is different from TMJ disorder, but a nighttime biteguard can help with both issues. There are some factors that lead people to be especially at risk for bruxism, such as excess stress or feelings of anxiety, anger, tension, or frustration. The primary reason is often stress, and in addition to wearing a nighttime biteguard, stress-releasing activities like meditation or adding exercise to your routine can be helpful.
Bruxism can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants. Other things that may increase the risk of bruxism are smoking tobacco, drinking caffeine or alcohol, and using recreational drugs.
Since bruxism tends to occur in families, you may inherit the disorder if one or more members of your family also have it. There are other medical issues that have been associated with bruxism as well, like Parkinson’s disease, gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), sleep-related disorders like sleep apnea and night terrors, and even Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Bruxism can contribute to the development of TMJ disorder, and TMJ disorder can also lead to bruxism. This can lead to damage to your tooth enamel or crowns, tension headaches, and severe jaw or facial pain. You may also feel increased tooth pain or sensitivity if you suffer from night bruxism. If your bruxism is bad enough, it may even wake you up in the middle of the night, typically due to the pain of your teeth grinding together. Additionally, your sleep partner may wake up from the noise of your bruxism. These are all common signs that you may have sleep bruxism and need a nighttime sleep guard.
The CustMbite Nightguard was developed by dental professionals, so you can be sure you’re getting a biteguard of the best possible quality. It’s made of our patented VistaMaxx material, and it’s flexible and thin enough to make wearing the CustMbite Nightguard comfortable while being tough enough to stand up to your teeth clenching or grinding during sleep.
One of the reasons the CustMbite Nightguard is so comfortable is that you custom-mold it to your teeth when it arrives. This takes only a couple of minutes and couldn’t be easier, and detailed directions are included with the mouthpiece.
Even if you have braces, you can easily mold a CustMbite Nightguard to your teeth. When your teeth shift as your orthodontic work progresses, you won’t have to buy a new biteguard. The CustMbite Nightguard can be remolded to fit your teeth as many times as you need until your braces come off.
The biteguard creates a barrier that eases the pressure of teeth clenching and grinding during the night. It’s easy to wear and stays securely in place due to its custom fit. We’re so confident it will work for you that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you’re looking for an affordable, effective biteguard to help mitigate the damage that can be caused by the symptoms of TMJ disorder or bruxism, the CustMbite Nightguard is the best option. Our biteguards are free of latex, BP, PVC, and phthalates and are designed to repel saliva, water, and most importantly, bacteria. They’re quick and easy to clean too., especially when you use our All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner for biteguards, retainers, and any other oral appliance you might wear. Order the best biteguard online today to see how CustMbite can help to ease your pain.
By the way: if your nighttime problems include snoring, you may be interested in learning more about a snoring prevention mouthpiece that can also address your bruxism problems.