Teeth Grinding...

CeeJae - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My 18 month year old is constantly grinding her teeth!! She grinds them when she is sleeping and all day while she is awake. I know that it's not good on her teeth but I don't know how to get her to stop. I this a phase or something i should be worried about?? Any suggestions to get her to stop???

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Diane - posted on 01/21/2010

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Your baby as got an alergy to something she is eating or something in her environment is causing her do grind her teeth

Susan - posted on 01/20/2010

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My daughterwho is 4 does the same thing ... She has DS but some say that is something they will outgrow ... but my daughter's therapists said it is caused from Sensory processing disorder ...( every one has a little of this ... ) Which is why some children also stuff their mouth full of food ! Find a vibrating teether or a chewy tube ... it helps my daughter some but I also am taking her to a chiropractor to have her adjusted every so often ... Hope this helps!

I am hopoing she stops doing it before her permanent teeth are in as she has already put a small groove in her teeth in the front tooth!

My son did the same thing at night only when he was younger and seems to have outgrown it! He is now 11.

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Gifgal - posted on 03/03/2012

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I know this is an old thread but came across it while looking up teeth grinding and wanted to point out that dogs and cats don't typically get pinworms (google it...) I guess they could carry around an egg but if that's the case then really any child could carry arround an egg under their fingernails. Roundworm,hookworm,tapeworm and heartworms are some that dogs have but not reallypinworms.

Christine - posted on 01/26/2010

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Thanks for getting back, yes I have heard of them but have never been expose to them, or known someone who has. I never knew that would be a symptom, or sign of having them. We've always had pets but I guess we've been lucky. Sorry if I have offended you by it.

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they are pin worms honey and any kid brought up in the country and city a like are subjsct tothem..especially where animals are concerned..i.e. dogs, cats...children play with them and subsequently pick the eggs up from the fur of the pet and ingest them..a classic sign is grinding the teeth in the sleep and an itchy bottom! I am surprised you havnt heard of "pin worms" they go alone with headlice and kids...heard of them?!..Oh and I work in a laboratory where many parents have been "told" by "pediatricians" there child has a "virus" or "condition" when all the child has is a dose of pinworms..google "pinworms in children" treatments go by the brand names "vermox" "pin-x" and "pin-rid" ...honestly cant believe you havent heard of them!

Christine - posted on 01/24/2010

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What kind of worms? I've never heard anything like that before...from anyone. I've discussed this issue with pediatricians, and dentists not only for my daughter, but my parents did for myself as a youth. I'd like to know any medical info that would back up that comment.

Shannon - posted on 01/23/2010

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Worms? Where is that information from? I'm curious to learn more about this as associated with teeth grinding...

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Does she have contact with animals...as grinding the teeth in the sleep is a classic sign of worms.....visit your pharmacy and buy a packet of worm tablets..obviously the human variety...1 tablet once is all they need..follow the instructions on the packet or talk to your pharmacist.

Michaela - posted on 01/22/2010

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When my children were babies their teeth grinding could make my skin peel off!!! I took them to the dentist and he told us that that is very normal they are just trying to move there teeth for the new ones. You can always get mouth guards for any store that dose help!!! To this day both my daughter who is 10 and my son who is 7 still grind there teeth we have mouth guards to us. the important part is to have your dentist take a look at them to makes sure they are not damaging their teeth...

Christine - posted on 01/21/2010

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My daughter is 5 and getting her permanent teeth in already. She still grinds her teeth but I know it is something that runs in the family, both me and my father have always done it. The only thing I know of is a mouth guard while sleeping which probably isn't possible at that age. Definitely take her to a dentist to find out.

Janelle - posted on 01/21/2010

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my 8 n half month old daughter is grinding her teeth it drives me crazy the other day she just wouldnt stop had look in her mouth and seen that she had a tooth cuttin thru

Rose - posted on 01/20/2010

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my daughter grinds her teeth to drives me nuts cause of the sound. i always just tell her to stop and she does. She don't do it in her sleep that i know of. It could just be because she is teething. Maybe try so baby orjel when she does grind her teeth and see if she stops and if she don't take her to the doctor.

Tina - posted on 01/20/2010

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Absolutely take her to a pediatric dentist. teeth grinding not only wears down the teeth but can also cause cracks & breaks in a tooth.

Beck - posted on 01/20/2010

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Im not sure if at 18 months old, your daughter has all of her teeth through yet, as it could be something she is doing to sooth her gums, but I have only had experiance with a much older sister whom used to grind her teeth so bad that they wore down. In order to stop her she had to wear a mouth guard to bed, which prevented her teeth from grinding together. My sugestion is to go see a dentist, have your daughters teeth checked over and see if they can help you prevent damage to her teeth. My son had protective filling set over the top of his teeth, which would protect them against damage.

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