Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off

Tooth Grinding and Your Child’s Teeth

Some of our young patients have a problem with tooth grinding.  You might hear your own child rubbing their teeth together.  The sound alone can make a parent go crazy.

Fortunately, tooth grinding is a common occurrence in young children. It may sound bad, but the child often stops doing it around 6 years old, wearing away only their baby teeth.  This makes any treatment to stop tooth grinding in young children usually unnecessary.

If your teenager has a tooth grinding problem, you may want to consider using a night guard.  A night guard is a thin piece of plastic, often molded to your child’s teeth, to prevent them for wearing away their permanent teeth.  We can help outfit you with a night guard if we think it’s necessary.

As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we want to serve all your child’s dental needs.  If you have any questions for our office, feel free to call us at (520) 544-8522.

About Northwest Children’s Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Norman Bunch and Dr. Jennifer Marshall are doctor spouses who have been working as kids dentists in Tucson for years.  They have deep ties to Tucson, as well as the surrounding Oro Valley, Marana, Oracle, and other areas. Northwest Children’s Dentistry provides top-notch care for toddlers, children, teens, and special needs children. If you’re looking for a general dentist for kids in Tucson, contact us today at (520) 544-8522.