Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common issue with children. Many children grind their teeth at night and can often have the problem for years before anyone is aware of the issue. If you suspect your child suffers from night-time teeth grinding, come in for an appointment.
Symptoms of Teeth Grinding
Do you think your child has a teeth-grinding problem, but you are unsure? If your child has one or more of the following symptoms, give us a call:
- Weakened teeth that chip or crack easily.
- Teeth that are worn down.
- You notice a grinding sound when your child is asleep.
- Chronic headaches, especially headaches that are worse in the morning.
- Other pain in the neck or face that is usually localized and consistent.
- Your child has an abnormal bite, usually with spots that feel high.
- Increased tooth sensitivity.
Our dentist can perform an exam that can also help us diagnose bruxism. Fortunately, we provide an effective treatment option that can prevent teeth grinding.
Treatment for Night-Time Teeth Grinding
Many of our patients have had success in treating teeth grinding with a night guard. Our dental mouthguards are custom-fitted to your child’s bite. A night-time guard provides cushioning for your child’s teeth, preventing grinding and wear and tear to the teeth.
Our mouthguards are comfortable to wear at night and personalized for each individual patient. A dental device like a mouthguard can help your child sleep better while protecting teeth. We want your child to feel better and to sleep soundly with our dental device.
For Simple Teeth-Grinding Treatment, Call Us Today
To schedule an appointment to diagnose teeth-grinding and get started on treatment, call us today. Our team can show you how teeth-grinding can be a problem of the past! We can also answer any questions you have about our bruxism treatment options.