how do i stop my 15mth old grinding her teeth?

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Agnes - posted on 09/14/2009

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Yeah my son does this also and when he does it by accident he then keeps doing it ..then I guess it hurts him so he cries..It doesn't happen that offten though

S. - posted on 09/14/2009

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my daughter used to grind her teeth in her sleep the dentest told me they was nothing i could do,when she lost her baby teeth they were the smallest things i'd ever seen.but now she has her big teeth the grinding seem's to have stopped.
i would'nt worry to much xx

Kryss - posted on 09/14/2009

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Unsure my son is nearly ten and he still does it in his sleep....lol wish i knew wht to say to you, if i knew then i could stop him from doing it lol

Karen - posted on 09/14/2009

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My son does it too i tend to give him something to chew on/ eat. Nutrigrain is good or sultanas.

Betty - posted on 09/13/2009

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If he is doing it with out thinking about it try just gently holding his lower jaw steady. My husband grinds in his sleep and this works for him.
You could try giving him a tiny piece of gum. Small enuf to swallow but big enuf to find somewhere if he spits it out.

Erin - posted on 09/13/2009

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I have an 18-month old who grinds his teeth and when he went in for his 6-month cleaning/checkup I asked about that and the dental hygienist said there is nothing you can do at this point, but that if he still did it when he was older while he was sleeping they would give him a mouth guard. I try to distract him, like Charity said... But something else to keep in mind is to make sure you don't react too strongly or it may actually encourage her to do it, especially if you tend to make a face that she thinks is funny. I made that mistake with Sean and he started laughing at me and would do it again, so now I ignore him when he does it, and he isn't grinding as often anymore. Good luck!

J-nae - posted on 09/13/2009

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My son does that when he's sleeping. He's 3 1/2. It's a horrible sound and I know it can't be good for him but I don't know how to get him to stop.

Charity - posted on 09/13/2009

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It depends on how bad it is. My son would grind his teeth once in a while so I would try and distract him with an activity or singing and if that didn't work I would give him cheerios or kix. If it's really bad with your daughter I would take her to the dentist.

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