Unconscious grinding of the teeth during sleep is a condition known as bruxism. If your child is grinding their teeth in their sleep most nights, you should contact our Short Pump office for a night guard.

A night guard is a removable dental appliance that is similar to an athletic mouth guard. It provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth to protect them while you sleep.

Mechanicsville pediatric dentist, Dr. Holly Lewis, will custom fit your child’s night guard to ensure their comfort and safety. Night guards can protect your child’s teeth from wear, gum irritation, enamel damage, and jaw pain.

At your appointment, Dr. Holly Lewis will discuss other ways to help reduce or eliminate night grinding. This may include avoiding chewing gum and caffeine, as these increase the risks of grinding.

If you suspect your child may have issues with teeth grinding, contact our office for an appointment.