Article by Remarkable Smiles.
Children with Bruxism grind their teeth, clench their jaws, or stiffen them. According to recent research, children’s bruxism lasts for roughly four seconds and can happen up to six times each hour.
Children frequently grind their teeth as they sleep. REM sleep is when it happens most often. Similar to adult bruxism, it is a behavior that is not observed until someone else does. Because they may hear the grinding noises at night, parents usually become aware of the condition first.
The Consequences Of Bruxism
Several different dental issues might arise as a result of teeth grinding. The lower teeth are typically the most damaged when children grind their teeth. The effects of clenching or grinding the teeth can be severe. Teeth become exposed and more vulnerable to cavities as tooth enamel is lost. The child may also have temperature sensitivity due to enamel loss.
Most children’s Bruxism goes away on its own, but occasionally it does not. The behavior could persist throughout maturity.
How Braces Can Help Treat Bruxism
Both current and future dental health can be impacted by grinding, which can harm both primary teeth and secondary teeth. By obtaining braces and/or a mouth guard, your child’s orthodontic treatment will help correct the position of their teeth and jaw, stopping them from grinding their teeth and helping maintain the health of their teeth.
Children with bruxism can receive treatment from Dr. Mark Rashidi and the Remarkable Smiles team. He is an orthodontist in Laguna Hills and serves Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, and other areas. Dr. Mark has extensive expertise using various types of braces, including ceramic, traditional metal, and Invisalign.