Teeth Grinding

Kimberly - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is a little over 10 months now. He has 6 teeth and he has recently started to grind his teeth during the day. im concerned because i dont want him to ruin his teeth. i always give him cloth or a teething ring to chew on but when hes done with that he goes back to grinding. Does anyone else have this problem? is it something they grow out of??

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Kylie - posted on 09/24/2009

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yeh its normal. my oldest child did it and my 10 month old grinds his front teeth every now and then. the sound sends shivers down my spine so i normally try to distract him.Tooth-grinding is generally harmless, but it can result in tooth erosion and cavities if it takes place for an extended period of time. Talk to a pediatrician or pediatric dentist if your baby grinds his teeth often for more than a few months. I got this info about grinding off the parenting website

Don't panic! About a third of kids grind their teeth at some point (it's called bruxism) -- especially when their front choppers start to cut through around 8 to 12 months. Rubbing those sharp edges together helps relieve painful gums. It could also be a learning process: "Having teeth is a new sensation," says Jeffrey Janoff, a pediatric dentist in Venice, FL. Grinding's one way a baby can explore what they feel and sound like.

Tiffany - posted on 09/24/2009

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I came on here to post the same question. My daughter does the same thing. I don't know if this is normal or not and, like you, would appreciate some advice.

Tiffany - posted on 09/24/2009

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I came on here to post the same question. My daughter does the same thing. I don't know if this is normal or not and, like you, would appreciate some advice.

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