Help! My 2 year old is grinding her teeth?

Tameika - posted on 12/24/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old daughter is starting to grind her teeth in the day time but the funny thing is she doesn't grind them at night... Weird. Is this just a bad habit that will go away? Should I be concerned that my 2 year old is grinding her teeth??

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Alisha - posted on 01/06/2010

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My daughter did that for a while. She is now 3 1/2 and each time she would grind her teeth I just told her to stop doing it because it would make her teeth have owwies. She would stop for a while and then do it again a week or so later, but now she doesn't do it at all. I would keep an eye on your 2 year old grinding her teeth though; I agree with what the other girls said, but there was a four year old at daycare who had four root canals at once because he would grind his teeth really bad. He had a mouth guard and his mom is actually an R.A. (dental assistant), but there was only so much she could do. Eventually they should grow out of it.

Amy - posted on 01/07/2010

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At 2, they should begin seeing a dentist anyways to get them used to them. Talk to your dentist about your 2 year old grinding her teeth. My daughter is now 5 and still does it. Our dentist isn't too concerned right now, but said we will probably end up having to have our girl sleep in a night guard to help. Otherwise, as they get older, they can get lock jaw, TMJ and headaches. They will also wear down their teeth. (As they get older, not something to worry about when they are 2)

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Amanda - posted on 01/07/2010

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well my suggestion as a mom and as a dental assistant is to go take her to a pedi dentist office or call and see what the can do to help your 2 year old stop grinding her teeth! as adults we get mouth guards for grinding but her mouth will be to small for one but they might have a remedy for u!

Jillian - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son is 3 and was grinding his teeth a lot. His dentist said it was normal and not to worry. He has now stopped and his teeth are fine.

Landa - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter is now 4 and has grinded her teeth since she was 2, but only at night and she doesn't grind them all the time. The doctor said it is not worms as the old saying goes, but she needs to go to the dentist.

Angela - posted on 01/06/2010

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my oldest daughter grinds her teeth at night and i asked her dentist about it and she said that theres really nothing you can do especially with kids that young because they wont keep a mouth guard in

Kristen - posted on 12/24/2009

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My son is 15 months and does it too. Nothing you can really do about your 2 year old grinding her teeth. It may or may not go away. I still grind my teeth...so when she gets older if she's still doing it she may need a mouth guard

Amanda - posted on 01/07/2010

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well my suggestion as a mom and as a dental assistant is to go take her to a pedi dentist office or call and see what the can do to help your 2 year old stop grinding her teeth! as adults we get mouth guards for grinding but her mouth will be to small for one but they might have a remedy for u!

Kristen - posted on 12/24/2009

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My son is 15 months and does it too. Nothing you can really do about your 2 year old grinding her teeth. It may or may not go away. I still grind my teeth...so when she gets older if she's still doing it she may need a mouth guard

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