What are the Best Muscle Relaxants for Bruxism?

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Reviewed by  Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

Otherwise known as teeth grinding, bruxism may seem like a relatively minor issue for many people until they experience it for themselves. The truth is that this problem can cause all kinds of issues, including discomfort, tooth damage, and even a misaligned jaw. In fact, the problem can become so serious that many people turn to muscle relaxants for bruxism. But what are some of the most common muscle relaxants for bruxism? And is this really the best option if you want to address the core root of the issue?

Before we get too far into the subject of muscle relaxants for bruxism, you should know that there are other options available if you need to deal with this issue in a decisive manner. The CustMbite Nightguard and the CustMbite Hard Surface Nightguard are specifically designed to protect your teeth and jaw, and you won't need to take any medication with these safe and reliable options. Better yet, these mouthguards are fully customizable and lightweight for a snug, exceedingly comfortable nighttime experience.

How Do Muscle Relaxants for Bruxism Work?

Muscle relaxants for bruxism typically work by injecting certain substances into the jaw area. These chemicals prevent the brain from communicating with your jaw muscles, and therefore it becomes impossible to tense these muscles. The exact chemical used in these muscle relaxants for bruxism can vary, but it is usually the exact same substance used to get rid of wrinkles in the facial area.

Another option is to take anti-anxiety medication to force your jaw muscle to relax. These muscle relaxants for bruxism are typically in pill form, such as diazepam (known commonly as Valium) and cyclobenzaprine.

Why Is a Mouthguard for Teeth Grinding a Better Choice?

While muscle relaxants for bruxism can provide results, they don't necessarily represent the best option. Think about it: Is injecting your jaw muscles with Botox really a viable solution? These injections can be quite expensive, and Botox wears off over time. And what about Valium? These muscle relaxants have the potential to be addictive, and there are many other health concerns to consider when you start ingesting regular amounts of these chemicals.

At the end of the day, a CustMbite Nightguard or Hard Surface Nightguard is a much more realistic option. You only need to purchase your nightguard once – and then you never need to worry about this issue again. These products are made from flexible, soft, and customizable Vistamaxx material – so you'll barely even notice it in your mouth as you drift off to sleep.

Better yet, these mouthguards provide solid protection against damage caused by teeth grinding. Remember, bruxism can be caused by a misaligned jaw. This means that you should always strive for a product that keeps your jaw in its correct position. A CustMbite Nightguard can help you accomplish this goal because you can mold it to fit the exact size and shape of your bite. Even better, this product is remoldable, which means that you can continue to wear it even as your jaw shifts back into its proper position.

What Are My Options for Bruxism Mouthguards?

CustMbite offers a number of solid choices if you're looking for an alternative to muscle relaxants for bruxism:

  • The CustMbite Nightguard: This option is easy to use and fully customizable for long-lasting, reliable protection from tooth grinding. With a one-time cost of just $49.99, it's a whole lot cheaper than a constant supply of Valium or repeated Botox injections.
  • The CustMbite Hard Surface Nightguard: If your teeth grinding issues have already progressed to a significant level, reach for the CustMbite Hard Surface Nightguard. With all the flexibility and comfort of the baseline Nightguard, this upgraded option also features a hard surface layer for even more tooth protection.

Where Can I Find a CustMbite Nightguard Today?

If you're looking for a safer and more realistic option compared to muscle relaxants for bruxism, you're in the right place. CustMbite's Nightguard and Hard Surface Nightguard allow you to address bruxism in a safe, reliable, and cost-effective manner – so grab yours today.

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Reviewed by:

Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

Monroe Elkin got a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy at Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. He then earned a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Rutgers School of Dentistry in Newark New Jersey. Dr. Elkin owned and operated his own dental practices for 29 years where he specialized in treating oral injuries for athletes, fabricated custom fitted mouth guards and performed both general and trauma dentistry for athletes at Wagner College as dentist for the athletic department. He also performed cosmetic dentistry including implants, crown and bridges, bonding and endodontics. Dr. Elkin has been a part of 3 publications and has held various positions volunteering for organizations that are about sports dentistry and oral care.

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