Rachel - posted on 01/27/2010
My daughter has 6 of her teeth already...all in the front, and just recently starting grinding her teeth....so I wonder if it's something to do with the back teeth....cause she didn't grind them when the fronts were coming in. I used Hylands teething tablets, and infant motrin. I found that when I used orajel she ground them worse cause she couldn't feel them. But that worked for me. She would still grind them sometimes...I think it's just a new feeling to them. It hasn't hindered any of my daughters teeth.
Bethany - posted on 01/27/2010
haha, Charlotte does that too. She has four teeth and I can hear her grinding them. I'm sure it helps her with the irritation and pressure she feels as they keep growing out, and the other teeth move around in there.
Make sure you give her some hard foods like celery or carrot fingers (peeled) or hard baby cookies or rusks, to bite on regularly.
As the teeth settle down, once fully grown, it will probably stop.
Charlotte loves shoving a bunched up muslin cloth in her mouth and biting on it. any soft cloth. She's not big on biting hard things, like teethers.
Betsy - posted on 01/27/2010
The dreaded teeth grinding..yes, my son went through that as well. It's such a terrible noise and it seems like it will harm their teeth but it doesn't. It really is just a phase-it lasts longer for some babies than others. My son only did it for a week or two, if that.
Anne - posted on 01/26/2010
my son grinds his too and the doctor and dentist said that they WILL outgrow this and it is a phase that they go through. I also asked if there was anything that we could do and the dentist just said keep tell him to not do that, but it seems to not be working.
Amber - posted on 01/04/2010
My 10 month old was grinding his teeth too. I talked to a doctor about it and he said it was completely normal and it doesn't hurt or effect the teeth. He told me not to worry about it and to just let him do it. I guess since its not their permanent teeth it's not a problem.
Lisa - posted on 01/01/2010
My son did that A LOT! He was got his first two teeth before 5mths. It will pass. It most probably bothers you a whole lot more than it bothers him. Think about it this way. She has never had those wierd things in her mouth before and is testing them out. Remember when you lost your first tooth... and how much you messed with the whole. It's something different for her.
Dawn - posted on 12/30/2009
I have read that it is just a stage that will pass...not anything you can do. Many times my son would grind his teeth for a few days after a new one came (he has 8 now)...very annoying and scary but doesn't harm them. I am more worried about my son banging everything into his teeth; he already has chipped the top front ones!! I think they are not permenant for a reason!!!!
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