Choosing the Best TMJ Mouth Guard
TMJ Night Guard Review
Choosing the best TMJ mouth guard is not easy. There are a number of competitors out there. This short
review will give you the nuts and bolts of what you need.
TMJ is the acronym that refers to the Temporomandibular Joint and in simple terms it is the joint where the jaw hinges on the temporal parts
of the skull allowing you to move your mouth up and down.
The TMJ can become damaged due to things like trauma, clinching your teeth, and teeth grinding (bruxism). The latter usually occurs at night
when you don’t realize you are doing it. This is a very serious disorder in and of itself.
The truth is that a good TMJ mouth guard can be just what the doctor -- or dentist -- ordered for bruxism problems too. A good mouthguard will
be able to help both TMJ and bruxism.
Continuing, if you suffer from TMJ syndrome, though, one of the treatment options your dentist has is to prescribe a night guard to prevent
you from teeth grinding. Here are a few of the more popular brands available and a short review of each. For a more detailed review, go here.
Doctor’s Night Guard
This guard is not only for wear while sleeping. It is also a general purpose teeth guard. The biting surface is flat and it can be molded to
fit your bite after boiling it in water for at least three minutes. After boiling, you place the soft and pliable guard in your mouth and
bite down. It should take the shape of your unique bite.
Sleep Right Rx Night Guard
The Sleep Right Guards come in two models: the Dura-Comfort and the Slim-Comfort. The Dura-Comfort is the more durable of the two which allows
for a harder bite. Both are highly recommended for preventing the negative effects of teeth grinding.
Users of this TMJ mouth guard note that it is great for relieving the pain of migraine headaches that can
be caused by excessive teeth grinding and displacement of the TMJ. It is priced affordably. This is the best one on the market,
in my opinion, but it is my product. I am so confident that SmartGuard will work for you, I give a 125% Guarantee that the SmartGuard will reduce TMJ jaw pain, tension headaches,
tinnitus, bruxism, and give you a better night's sleep.
Dentek Comfort Fit Night Guard
This is one of the smaller night guards available and is reportedly popular among wearers because its size allows a good fit in the mouth. The
main focus of the manufacturers of this guard is to prevent nighttime teeth grinding.
Dentek Custom Comfort Night Guard
This is custom model of the company’s Comfort Fit Night Guard. It has a flat biting surface which is said to help reduce pain associated with
wearing the guard and complicated by TMJ syndrome. Reviews of this guard indicate that it is more comfortable to wear if you cut off the back
TMJ Appliance Night Guard
The TMJ Appliance Night Guard has a design that places the jaw in a forward position while sleeping and is said to be very effective in
relieving the pain associated with TMJ syndrome. Wearers of this guard also say that it works great in relieving annoying symptoms such as jaw
popping. It is also effective in preventing lockjaw which is one of the more serious symptoms of TMJ syndrome.
Wearers of this guard think that the Aqualizer is amazing but they also think that it is better for day use. However, it can be worn at night.
It’s just that the design allows it to move more in your mouth than comparable night mouth guards. But it is designed to specifically treat the
pain associated with TMJ syndrome. Originally it was created by dentists in order to diagnose if a patient’s pain was due to a bad bite. Because
it is loose fitting, it is great as a mouth guard for wearing during the day when you have to communicate with others.
If you want much more detail, and for an honest, and non-biased mouth guard review of the most popular mouth guards on the
market -- a TMJ dentist with over 18 years experience -- please go now to check out my review page at this page on dental night guard products.
To read a detailed non-biased review by a dentist on the most popular night or mouthguards on the market today, please click
I hope this choosing the best TMJ mouth guard webpage has been helpful for you.
Yours in health,
David Spainhower, D.D.S.