Does your teen complain of waking up with soreness or a tired feeling in their jaw? Does your teen suffer from frequent migraines or tension headaches? If so, he or she may suffer from bruxism. Also known as teeth clenching and grinding, bruxism can lead to several painful symptoms, as well as severe damage and wear to your teeth. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because they grind and clench their teeth while they sleep. Left untreated, bruxism can lead to the teeth becoming very worn, flattened, cracked, and chipped. In addition, teeth grinding and clenching often leads to facial pain, jaw pain, and ear pain. To relieve these symptoms and protect your child's teeth from excess wear, our knowledgeable pediatric dentist may recommend a night guard in New York, New York. A night guard is a type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism. The night guard fits over your child's teeth while they sleep to prevent teeth grinding and clenching. Your child's night guard will be custom made based on molds of their smile to ensure that it fits comfortably and allows them to sleep peacefully through the night. Growing children's mouths need to change daily. So some grinding is natural.
Often night guards can serve a dual purpose and help to whiten teeth and protect them at the same time. We are glad to offer these types of night guards as well.
For more information on how a night guard can benefit your child's oral health, and to schedule your family’s next visit with Dr. Rhonda Kavee, we invite you to call or visit us soon at ABC Dentistry RMR. We look forward to taking care of your child’s smile!
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