Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is not uncommon in children and toddlers. If your child grinds his or her teeth at night, your dentist may recommend a dental night guard. A dental night guard can minimize the damage that occurs with teeth grinding over time, and can help prevent more serious problems. Your dentist can recommend a night guard that’s durable, comfortable, and budget-friendly.
There are many different types of dental night guards, and costs vary.
A typical, one-size-fits-most athletic mouthguard can cost as little as $3, while the cost of a custom-fitted night guard can exceed $1,000.
Your child’s dentist can help you figure out which type of night guard is best suited for your child. Custom-fitted night guards are typically more comfortable than cheaper, universal mouthguards.
There are several different options for night guards:
Teeth grinding can cause serious damage to the teeth, especially if it’s a lasting condition. Long-term teeth grinding can lead to:
Kool Smiles Kids Club’s partner dentists are passionate about kids’ dental health. A Kool Smiles partner dentist can check for signs of teeth grinding and let you know if your child would benefit from a dental night guard.
In addition to cash and credit, our partners accept Medicaid, TRICARE, CHIP (formerly SCHIP), and most major insurance policies.