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Night Guards For Bruxism

If your child grinds his or her teeth at night, our pediatric dentists may recommend a night guard to help protect their teeth. Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause significant damage to the teeth, including damage to the roots of the teeth. Night guards prevent that damage from occurring so that your child can continue to enjoy a healthy smile. To make an appointment for your child with Dr. Pang, Dr. Chen, and Dr. Mo to learn more about the benefits of night guards in San Francisco, California, call OPDSF Pediatric Dentistry at (415) 661-8383.

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A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. If our pediatric dentists or team suspect that you suffer from bruxism, we may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth from damage and prevent teeth grinding while you sleep. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because it occurs while they sleep. Common signs of nighttime teeth clenching and grinding include:

  • Chronic jaw pain, facial pain and ear pain
    Awakening with a tired or tight feeling in the jaw
  • Frequent tension headaches and migraines
  • Excessive tooth wear, leading to chipped, flattened, cracked or very worn teeth
  • Extremely worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth
  • Indentations on the side of the tongue
  • Increased tooth sensitivity

If you notice the signs of bruxism, you may benefit from a custom night guard. This night guard will be made to fit your smile comfortably and effectively, allowing you to sleep peacefully while protecting your teeth.

To learn more about pediatric dentistry in San Francisco, CA, schedule your child’s appointment with our caring pediatric dentists. Please contact us today at (415) 661-8383. We look forward to meeting you soon.