Tips for Sleeping With a Mouthguard

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Nightguards Can Be Hard To Get Used To

Whether you’ve figured it out yourself or gotten a formal diagnosis from your doctor or dentist, you’ve found that you’re suffering from bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) or TMJ disorder. Now, you’ve come to the conclusion that the CustMbite Nightguard is the best mouthguard on the market and you’ve determined to use it for the superior protection it offers your teeth. You don’t want cracked, broken teeth or the aches in your head, face, jaw, and ears that go along with teeth clenching and grinding.

However, the idea of sleeping with a foreign object in your mouth might make you shudder—or maybe even gag a little bit. You know that a high-quality, customized nightguard can alleviate the symptoms you’re sick of experiencing, but you just don’t seem to want to put that piece of equipment in your mouth at night. Nightguards can be hard to get used to, but following are some tips that can help you get used to wearing it so you become more comfortable with it. The benefits far outweigh the discomfort, so continue reading to learn how to sleep comfortably with a nighttime mouthguard.

Tips for Sleeping With a Nightguard

  • Choose a nightguard made of high-quality materials. The CustMbite Nightguard is made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which was designed with the help of dental professionals. The material has the perfect blend of being thin enough for you to get comfortable with wearing it while being strong enough to keep your teeth safe from the effects of clenching and grinding. 
  • Choose a custom-fit nightguard. When you receive your CustMbite Nightguard, you will be able to quickly and easily customize it to fit your bite. This helps your nightguard stay in place all night and also helps you become more comfortable wearing it. 
  • Choose upper or lower. While most nightguards are worn on the upper teeth, there’s no reason you can’t wear them on your lower teeth if you prefer. No  matter whether you prefer to wear your nightguard on your top or bottom teeth, it will give you the same protective benefits. If it’s more comfortable for you to wear it on your bottom teeth, then by all means, do so.
  • Wear it for short bursts throughout the day. If you’re feeling like the nightguard is uncomfortable at first, try wearing it when you have breaks during the day. This could be while you’re washing the dishes or doing laundry. By wearing it when you’re awake, you don’t have the pressure of needing to fall asleep. By wearing it when you’re busy with something else, you give your brain a chance to get used to it without thinking only about the piece of gear in your mouth. This can help you get accustomed to it so when you put it on at bedtime, it’s no big deal.
  • What to do if it makes you gag. Be sure to remove any material that sticks out behind your rear teeth. If your top or bottom teeth go back further than the other, you can cut the material to fit the shortest set of teeth, because teeth can’t grind against teeth that aren’t there. If this doesn’t take away your gag reflex, practice wearing the nightguard during the day. When you feel your gag reflex activating, take slow, deep breaths and focus on your breathing. Continue to do this until your body is relaxed and the need to gag has passed. You will get used to the nightguard in time. In the end, it would be healthier for you to deal with a bit of a gag reflex than deal with chipped, broken, or cracked teeth, which could happen if you continue to suffer from teeth grinding or clenching without a nightguard in place.
  • What to do if your nightguard makes you drool. This is a natural reflex that will stop over time. Most of the time, the things you put in your mouth are to eat, and they trigger additional saliva production from your salivary ducts. Until your body is used to your nightguard, this response could be triggered. Keep at it and it should go away in a week or so.
  • Clean your nightguard daily. While the CustMbite Nightguard does not absorb water, saliva, or bacteria, it’s important to put it in your mouth clean every night. Each morning when you brush your teeth, do the same to your nightguard and store it in its case. 

Where can I get a CustMbite Nightguard myself?

If you don’t already have a CustMbite Nightguard, you’ll be looking for an affordable, effective remedy for your nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. You can order the best nightguard on the market online today. You can even choose which color of CustMbite Nightguard you prefer!

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