For children prone to teeth grinding, our pediatric dentists and team can create special pediatric night guards for them in Salt Lake City, Utah, at our Holladay location. The night guards will cushion their teeth to prevent wear and tear as well as reducing pain. Call Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry at 385-378-5791 to schedule your treatment with Dr. David Gustafson, Dr. Jeffery K. Rupp, and our associates.
Pediatric night guards can help protect children’s teeth and jaws from damage caused by teeth grinding or clenching during sleep. Night guards can be beneficial for children who have a habit of grinding their teeth at night, a condition called bruxism. Bruxism can cause problems like tooth wear, chipping and cracking, as well as headaches, earaches and jaw pain. The night guards will cushion the teeth while grinding, protecting the teeth and jaw from damage.
Our pediatric dentists can provide custom-made night guards for children that fit comfortably and securely in the mouth. We will take impressions of the child’s teeth to create a model, and then the night guard will be fabricated from a durable, flexible material that is easy to clean.
Parents should monitor their child’s use of a night guard during sleep and ensure that it is worn consistently throughout the night. Our pediatric dentists may also recommend other strategies, such as stress reduction techniques or behavior modification, to address underlying causes of bruxism in children.
We invite you to come in for treatment at Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry if your child suffers from teeth grinding. We can determine the specific causes and give them the treatment they need to reduce pain and tooth wear. Call us to schedule your visit today.