Many parents are concerned that their child grinds his or her teeth at night, a condition called bruxism. Symptoms of bruxism often include an audible grinding noise while the child sleeps or unexplained tooth wear. Bruxism can be attributed to stress due to new surroundings or a change in habits. Our dentists can evaluate your child's teeth and determine if any treatment is necessary.
In most cases, children outgrow bruxism. If we determine that your child would benefit from treatment, we'll create an orthodontic appliance, also called a nightguard or splint, to prevent grinding and clenching. In many cases, simply wearing a nightguard will eliminate the problem. However, if the condition persists, we can prescribe alternative therapies to correct the issue.
Some practices that can relieve symptoms of bruxism include massage and stretching of face and neck muscles, applying ice or wet heat, proper rest, eating soft foods, and hydrating the body. If your child's teeth were damaged because of bruxism, our team will repair and treat you to provide complete relief.
Call our Carmel, IN dental office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristoff or Dr. Hanson and experience quality care for your general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry needs. From our Carmel office, we serve Westfield, Fishers, North Indianapolis, and surrounding areas.
Hard working moms deserve a special night reserved just for them. That’s why there’s the third annual National Mom’s Nite Out event Thursday, May 10 from 5-9 at Clay Terrace! During this free event, the first 300 attendees will get a special swag bag full of exclusive offers and giveaways. We’ll also be there with a booth of our own. Come find us during this great event for bleaching coupons and discounts, plus the chance to win a free bleaching. With how hard you work on a daily basis, you won’t want to miss this great chance to take a break from your hard work and enjoy a little me time with moms just like you. We look forward to seeing you!