Naomi - posted on 01/30/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter grinds her teeth incessantly. She used to have a beautiful smile but she has gritted one of her front teeth away so badly that it looks chipped. Thank goodness these are only her baby teeth! But she's 7 years old, so I know she'll be losing those soon and I'm worried about her grinding her permanent teeth. I tell her to stop all the time, and so does her big brother. I've made her teachers and therapists aware of this problem also so they can remind her to stop when she's in school or therapy, but she usually goes right back to doing it. I've started giving her chewing gum because she's finally able to spit it out when she's done rather than swallowing it but I was just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions. Thanks!