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Mouthguards and Bite Splints

Dentist holding a custom mouth guard

Custom mouth guards, worn to bed, can help prevent teeth grinding.

As well as offering custom mouth guards for sporting activities to prevent dental injury, we also offer mouth guards to protect your teeth from bruxism, or teeth grinding as it is more commonly called.

If you, or someone in your family, suffers from bruxism, you have every reason for concern! But we’re here to help and to reassure you. Give Delroy Park Dental Care a call today and make an appointment to be seen by the dentist to determine whether you need certain treatment as a result of grinding your teeth.

How Do You Treat Bruxism?

We usually will recommend a night guard that is custom fitted. This device limits your ability to clench or grind your teeth. Custom-fitted mouth guards stay in place better than those you can purchase over-the-counter in your local pharmacy.

What Causes Teeth Grinding in Children?

Did you know that three out of every 10 children grind their teeth, with the highest number under the age of five? But what causes them to grind their teeth? Sometimes it’s due to misalignment of the upper and lower teeth or maybe it’s due to teething and rubbing the teeth back and forth over each other eases the pain.

Stress is sometimes cited as another reason for teeth grinding. Some children grind their teeth as way to deal with anxiety, fear, frustration, or anger. A hyperactive child may also be more prone to teeth grinding.

Can Grinding Harm My Child’s Teeth?

Usually, grinding causes minimal wear to your child’s teeth. Baby teeth can withstand a lot of surface wear and tear without causing pain or additional problems. Most of the time, no treatment is necessary and you child will outgrow teeth grinding by the age of 10.

However, it’s a good idea to have your child see us if you notice any wear on the teeth or if your child is experiencing pain, headaches, jaw pain, or earaches. Addressing this problem early on helps your child to avoid infection and possibly the need for extensive (and expensive) restorations.

Don’t Just Sit and Worry

Contact us to schedule an appointment to find out whether you need a custom mouth guard. At Delroy Park Dental Care we’re here to ease your pain and your concerns!