Help for Teeth Grinding
Many people grind and clench their teeth and have no idea that they are doing it, both during the day and at night. The force on your teeth, especially from grinding at night, can do tremendous damage to the teeth.
For many people, nighttime teeth clenching and grinding wears down tooth enamel, chips teeth, increases tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, and cause facial pain and jaw problems, such as temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ).
If you grind your teeth regularly, by age 40 or 50, you will likely need a lot of major tooth restorations.
We would like to help you prevent this damage. And many times, the solution is as simple as a night guard. There are a variety of night guards available and many of them are very small and unobtrusive.
If you think you are grinding your teeth, talk to our dentists about it. You could save thousands of dollars of future dental work with the simple nightly use of a night guard.
Is Teeth Grinding in Children Harmful?
Just like adults, children grind their teeth during sleep rather than during waking hours. Approximately 15% to 33% of children grind their teeth. (Source: WebMD)
Grinding of the baby teeth does not typically result in problems. No intervention is usually required with preschool-age children.However, you should consult your with your dentist if your child complains of sensitivity or pain. Your child’s teeth grinding can cause jaw pain, headaches, wear on the teeth, and TMJ.
If your child continues to grind as he gets older, he/she may need temporary crowns or other methods, such as a night guard, to prevent the grinding.
Call us today to schedule your free consultation to determine if you’re grinding your teeth, Lafayette, Co.
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