If your child grinds his or her teeth during the night, a dental night guard may be the answer to the problem. Your child’s dentist can recommend a durable, cost-effective night mouth guard that can stop teeth grinding while being comfortable.
When teeth grinding is stopped early on, more serious dental problems can be avoided down the road.
The cost of mouth guards for kids can vary greatly depending on the type you choose for your child.
Cheap, standard athletic mouth guards can cost as little as $3, while a custom-fit night guard can cost over $1,000.
Talk to your child’s dentist to figure out which type of night guard is right for your child. Depending on the severity of your child’s tooth grinding, the dentist may suggest a custom-fit mouth guard that will be more comfortable than a cheaper mouth guard.
There are several different types of night guards:
Although it may not sound like a big deal, your child can damage his or her teeth by grinding them at night or during the day. Sometimes teeth grinding is just a phase that children grow out of, but other times it can become a real problem.
Teeth grinding can cause the following problems:
If your child struggles with nightly teeth grinding, the friendly dentists at Kool Smiles can help. We always offer affordable treatment and accept most major insurance policies, Medicaid, TRICARE, SCHIP, and cash or credit so that all kids have access to quality dental care.
Our dentists are passionate about kids’ dental health, and will be able to tell you if your child needs a dental night guard. Call us today to schedule an appointment for your child.
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