Children are likely to grind their teeth more often than any adult, particularly those under the age of five. Most children who grind their teeth outgrow it without intervention and with no harm to their teeth, but Dr. Raj may recommend treatment depending on the severity of the bruxism.
Bruxism is known as the habitual grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. It’s a very common condition that affects approximately 30 million to 40 million children and adults in the U.S.
Mouthguards (also known as nightguards) are retainer-like pieces of plastic that cover either the top or bottom set of teeth. The guard cushions your child’s teeth from the force of clenching and prevents the molars from grinding together. This device not only safeguards your child's teeth, but also allows them to sleep soundly.
At Center One Dental, we can design a custom-made mouthguard from a mold of your child’s mouth. What are you waiting for? Contact our Canonsburg, PA practice today - it is important that you figure out how to keep your child’s teeth safe while ensuring you and your spouse get a good night's sleep.