Pediatric Dentistry in Duncanville, TX
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Therapy
Are your child’s teeth getting shorter? When you check on your child at night, do you see jaw movement or hear a grating noise? The cause may be bruxism, or teeth grinding. Dr. Donna or one of our gentle pediatric dentists will examine your child’s smile and suggest safe, effective therapy to eliminate this condition.
The exact cause of bruxism varies, although stress, a misaligned bite, or an inner ear problem can contribute to teeth grinding. Most cases of pediatric bruxism require no medical intervention, but Dr. Donna may prescribe a night guard if extreme tooth wear is present. Your child will wear this comfortable, custom-made oral appliance at night to prevent bruxism and protect teeth. As a concerned parent, rest assured that most kids outgrow bruxism.
Visit our office to experience dentistry from a child’s perspective. Call our Duncanville pediatric dental office today to schedule your child’s bruxism assessment with Dr. Barefield or one of our caring associates. We give kids a head start on a lifetime of terrific smiles!