Teeth grinding is a habit that can harm teeth and gums and even lead to tooth loss and can be particularly harmful for children as the teeth are still forming. A morning headache is often the first symptom. Talk to your dentist about treatment to help protect your child’s teeth.
Depending on the cause, the dentist has several treatment options available:
– A mouthguard to be worn at night
– Possible fitting of braces
– Possible referral to a paediatrician or psychiatrist
Bruxism “is damaging for people of any age” and should never be simply ignored. This is particularly true for young children and you can find out more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-to-prevent-and-treat-your-childs-teeth-grinding/
Wasim Fazel - Dentist
MFGDP(UK) 2004, BDS Manc 2001 (GDC No. 79177)
Graduated from University of Manchester 2001
Post graduate education MFGDP, Royal College of Surgeons 2003
Certificate of Implantology, Dental institute of Illapeo, Brazil, 2002
Examiner for the NEBDN, Nurses Training Programme
Denplan practice adviser, Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme
Chairman of JDS, a voluntary professional organisation, organising CPD and educational programmes for all dental professionals
Wasim is passionate about cosmetic dentistry with a wealth of experience in smile design and makeovers. He is also highly trained in the Invisalign system and enjoys various cosmetic treatments like tooth whitening, cerec and veneers.
In his free time, he loves to teach and regularly tutors dentists in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. An important priority for Wasim is to put anxious patients at ease and make their dental experience more pleasant and stress free, providing intravenous sedation for such patients.
Away from dentistry, Wasim is an avid sports fan, playing football, cricket, snooker and scuba diving. He loves to travel and has visited many countries in the Far East, Africa and America.