how do you stop teeth grinding?

Tara - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my 11 month old daughter will sit there and grind her teeth. i know it is really bad for her teeth as well as her jaw. what can i do to stop her from doing this?

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Ann - posted on 02/16/2010

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my oldest daughter is 6 and she does that in her sleep ,,i hate the sound of it ,i wish i could stop her too

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i was told by my son ped that they do that because there teething an it makes there teeth feel better, his doc told me that it wont do anything to there teeth or nuthing like that because they dont do it enough or hard enough or long enough, i dont no anything to stop it but it will get better my son hasnt done it in along time an heis 22 months an i think he stop doing at 16 months

Susan - posted on 02/16/2010

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My 17 month old does this too. She started doing it around 10-11 months. She doesn't do it as much any more but I too was worried about it. I asked our doctor what to do for it and she didn't have any ideas, she just said that some babies do this once they start getting teeth because the grinding pressure makes them feel better. If I am sitting by her and she does it I stick my finger in her mouth real quick to distract her. Watch out if your baby has teeth, you could lose a finger ;) If anyone has any good suggestions, please share because I too would like to know how to keep my LO from grinding.

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