The Best Thin Mouthguard for Teeth Grinding
You can find tons of mouthguards, also called nightguards, for teeth grinding on the market, but the CustMbite Nightguard is the best. It combines the thinness needed for your comfort and the strength needed to keep your teeth from grinding together or clenching night after night.
Because it’s so thin, it’s especially comfortable compared to other products on the market. Because it’s so strong, it offers superior protection against teeth grinding compared to other products on the market. Its flexibility and custom fit make it easy to wear all night long. If you get up in the middle of the night, you can drink water or speak clearly without taking the CustMbite Nightguard out of your mouth. It’s thin enough that it doesn’t affect your breathing in any way, unlike some bulkier mouthguards that make breathing more challenging.
Continue reading to learn more about teeth grinding, also called bruxism, and how the CustMbite Nightguard works to mitigate the consequences of this condition.
Bruxism: Symptoms, Causes, and Risk Factors
The main symptom of nighttime bruxism is teeth grinding that may be loud enough to wake your sleep partner. But there are other signs that you are suffering from this nighttime condition. For example, if you wake up with pain or soreness in your jaw, neck, or face, this can indicate you have been grinding your teeth during the night. The same is true for pain that feels like an earache yet there’s nothing wrong with your ear.
Some visual signs of bruxism include teeth that are fractured, loose, chipped, or flattened for no apparent reason. Bruxism can wear down your tooth enamel, exposing deeper layers of the tooth. There may also be damage to the inside of your cheeks from chewing on them as you grind your teeth nightly.
Another symptom of teeth grinding is increased tooth pain or sensitivity that does not respond to toothpaste made to reduce tooth sensitivity. Your jaw muscles might feel tired or tight, and in the most severe cases, you may develop TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.
Doctors are not entirely sure what causes bruxism, but it has been linked with a variety of risk factors. Grinding your teeth when you are awake can be due to emotions like anxiety, stress, frustration, or anger. It may also be a habit during deep concentration. Nighttime, or sleep, bruxism is less understood, though it may have to do with sleep-related chewing activity.
One of the most common risk factors associated with bruxism is stress. Another risk factor is age—bruxism is frequently found in children who outgrow it as they age into adulthood. There are still plenty of adults with bruxism, however. People with certain personalities are at greater risk for developing bruxism. These include competitive, aggressive, or hyperactive personalities.
Some medications have been linked with nighttime bruxism such as certain antidepressants. Drinking caffeine or alcohol and smoking tobacco have been linked to bruxism as well. Bruxism seems to occur in families, so if you have one or more family members with the condition, you are more likely to have or develop it yourself.
Bruxism can also be associated with certain mental and physical conditions. A few of these are Parkinson’s disease, sleep apnea, ADHD, night terrors, epilepsy, GERD, and dementia.
Keeping all of this in mind, you may have none of the risk factors for bruxism and still develop the condition. Regardless of how or why bruxism develops for you, the first thing you’re going to want to do is get a high-quality, thin mouthguard for teeth grinding.
How the CustMbite Nightguard Helps Alleviate Pain From Bruxism
While there is no known cure for bruxism, you can help reduce the consequences you suffer from it. Using a thin mouthguard for teeth grinding is generally the go-to option your doctor or dentist will first suggest. The CustMbite Nightguard was designed with the help of dental professionals for your comfort and protection against pain due to bruxism.
The CustMbite Nightguard is made with our patented VistaMaxx material, which is thin, flexible, and strong, all at the same time. When you first receive your nightguard, you will spend a couple of minutes molding it to your teeth. This is done without boiling the guard, which makes it easier to custom-fit than many other nightguards. The CustMbite Nightguard can be remolded as many times as necessary, which is especially helpful if you have a child with traditional metal braces and who suffers from bruxism. They can remold their nightguard each time their teeth shift significantly, and then once again at the end when the braces come off.
Where can I get a CustMbite Nightguard for myself or my child?
We offer the CustMbite Nightguard in two sizes and five different colors, so no matter who you are buying it for, you can get one they like. It’s been evaluated and cleared by the FDA and is safe for your use, containing no BPA, PVC, latex, or phthalates. It doesn’t absorb saliva or bacteria, so it’s easy to keep clean. Order the best thin mouthguard for teeth grinding today and say goodbye to waking up with tooth and jaw pain in the morning.
Your comfort is our highest priority.
Sleep comfortably with CustMbite. Bruxism and TMJ disorder, both often caused by teeth grinding or clenching during sleep, can cause many problems, including jaw discomfort, headaches, and sleep disruption.
With CustMbite, you can rest assured knowing that our nightguard was created specifically with your comfort in mind. Our patented Vistamaxx™ material will provide a snug and secure fit to your teeth, so not only will they be protected from grinding and clenching, you'll also sleep comfortable every night.