Category Archives: Child’s Teeth Grinding Behavior

Kids Dental Care

Don’t deprive your loved ones of top-notch dental care. If you have kids, staying on top of their dental efforts is pivotal to extending the longevity of their smile. So don’t waste another second in uncertainty. Decide today to take control by contacting Kids N More Dentist and meet with our children’s dentist. Once you’ve visited, you’ll wonder why you didn’t sooner.

The thought might cross your mind, “Wait a millisecond. Why does my child need to regularly visit a dental professional? They hardly miss a day of brushing and flossing.” While that’s likely the case, what they do at home only wins about 50% of the dental hygiene battle. Of course, that doesn’t mean they should let up. But it does mean you should do your due parental diligence by taking them to a professional early and often. Regular visits helps kids stay on top of their dental health. Plus, cleanings are able to eradicate those sneaky food particles that wedge into hard-to-reach crevices and corners of the mouth. Doing so goes a long way toward preventing gum disease, as leftover particles eventually become plaque & tartar which are bacterial havens that launch and onslaught on both teeth and gums. So don’t let it ever get to that point. Complete the other half of your child’s oral hygiene routine by swinging them over to [[BUSINESS-NAME]] and meet with our top-notch children’s dentist.

Sound good? Our patients certainly think so. Now all you have to do is make magic happen by picking up that magic electronic wand called a phone, punching some numbers, and speak to our staff at Kids N More Dentist to promptly schedule an appointment. Is that all there is to it? Yup. So go ahead and make the decision today and see our children’s dentist.

Back To School Checkups

As every parent knows, getting ready for the start of a new school year can be a very hectic time. For this reason, it’s best todo some back to school planning so to help your child start off on the right foot. This not only means getting the right school supplies, but it also involves making sure your child is in the best of health. One key to avoiding setbacks during the academic year is to make sure your child’s smile is in tip-top shape! At the office of Kids N More Dentist we specialize in addressing the dental needs of children as well as helping them establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. Five times more common in children than asthma, the statistics on childhood dental caries are eye opening. The truth is that over 50 percent of 5 to 9 year old children have at least one cavity or filling, with that number increasing to 78 percent among 17-year-olds. Additionally, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related illness. It’s because of these statistics, along with the fact that good oral health is so essential to a child’s overall well-being that many states mandate periodic dental checkups as a condition of school entry.

While these numbers are high, there is good news.  Helping your child prevent cavities is as simple as making an appointment for a routine dental exam at our office. As prevalent as tooth decay may be, it’s important to recognize that cavities are highly preventable and can be easily treated before any larger problems develop.

Back to school checkups at our office are more than an opportunity assess the overall health, development, and alignment of your child’s smile, we’ll also provide a thorough dental cleaning and age appropriate instruction in the best oral hygiene routines along with helpful nutritional guidance and information on other important preventive measures that can be taken.

At the office of Kids N More Dentist, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Understanding Your Child’s Teeth Grinding Behavior

Did you ever wonder what that strange grinding sound is that you hear at night or occasionally during the day? Chances are it’s teeth grinding. Bruxism, or the grinding of teeth, is quite common in children and most prevalent during sleep. But the condition can lead to a wide range of dental problems, depending on the frequency of the behavior, the intensity of the grinding, and its underlying causes.

At the office of Kids N More Dentist, our professional team is committed to pediatric oral health, and wants to play an active role helping your child maintain a healthy set of teeth at every developmental stage.

A wide range of psychological and physiological factors may lead children to bruxism including jaw misalignment, stress, and traumatic brain injury. The condition can also occur as a side effect of certain medications. Oftentimes, certain symptoms can provide clues as to whether or not teeth grinding is having adverse effects — such as frequent headache and/or ear complaints, injured teeth and gums, complaints about painful jaw muscles, and unusual tooth sensitivity. There may be an excessive wear pattern on the teeth or chipped teeth. In extreme cases, frequent, harsh grinding can lead to the early onset of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

Different treatments for different causes

Most cases of grinding diminish as your child matures. However, your pediatric dentist will continually monitor its effect on your child’s teeth and may provide an interventional strategy depending on the cause of the grinding.

In cases where young teeth are sustaining significant damage, a specialized nighttime dental appliance (such as a nighttime mouth guard) that stops the teeth from grinding against each other may be recommended. If the condition seems to be exacerbated by stress, your child may benefit from relaxation classes, professional therapy, or special exercises.

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At the office of Kids N More Dentist, we offer the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care for your child’s dental needs. For more information about the services we provide, give us a call today.