Is your child clenching their teeth when stressed? Do you notice them grinding their teeth while sleeping? If so, Dr. A and his team at Happy Chompers Pediatric Dentistry have a safe and effective solution. By providing nightguards for children in Katy, TX, they can minimize wear and tear on tooth enamel and decrease the risk for chronic jaw pain that is often associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Custom-made to fit comfortably inside your child’s mouth, you can rest easier knowing their pearly whites are protected against further injury. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
A nightguard is designed to keep teeth from touching throughout the day or while asleep at night. Known as “bruxism,” teeth grinding is a common problem that occurs in both children and adults, and it can develop as a result of:
Dr. A and our teeth can examine your child’s oral and facial structures to determine if a nightguard is the right solution. Without proper treatment, your child can go on to develop more serious dental problems because of the increased wear and tear on their tooth enamel. They can also experience gum recession, which puts them at a greater risk for gum disease, as well as chronic jaw pain.
Not all symptoms associated with bruxism are evident. One or more may become more prominent over time depending on lifestyle habits, daily stress factors, and other changes in your child’s oral development. If your child exhibits any of the following symptoms, it is best if you call and schedule an appointment with Dr. A as soon as possible:
Looking out for your child’s best interest is what all parents aim to do. Although they may not fully know why they need to wear a nightguard, it is important that our team work closely with you to help them understand why this custom-made, protective oral device is necessary to keep their teeth and jaw healthy and free of pain.
A few of the benefits you can explain to your child include:
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