Teeth grinding at 11months

Kitty - posted on 07/30/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




My 11 month old Son just cut his top teeth through, already have his bottom. But now he's grinding them together. Is this normal, maybe because the top ones are bothering him?

Is there anything I can do or give him that might stop(or do less of) him from grinding his teeth together?


Sara - posted on 07/31/2010




my daughter does that everytime she is getting new teeth. I usually just put baby orajel on her gums and sometimes I even give her tylenol. It seems to help a lot. which is great because that teeth grinding sound is so horrible and it sounds painful

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Katestwins - posted on 12/08/2012




As a dental hygienist, I see so many people daily that struggle with grinding at night, or bruxism. I see kids as well as adults. Many times it can be stressed induced but that's not always the case, especially if they have been grinding their teeth at night for a long time, some since childhood. I will recommend a night guard, which doesn't stop the grinding but then they're grinding the guard and not their actual teeth.

I found this link that made some really valid points about bruxism. A gentleman explains how he has struggled with severe bruxism since childhood, to the point of wearing through an actual sports mouthguard in ONE night- holes and all. Now that is severe. He has found different everyday techniques that can totally stop the bruxism. I was intrigued myself and thought I would share the link with any of you that may be interested. I would love to hear your thoughts on it and any other information you learn on bruxism, as it helps me help my patients! Here is the link,

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My 1 year old was doing this too...quite concerning but i think its just them exploring their teeth. All of a sudden they have nothing in their gums and then they have these hard things on top and bottom. If you're concerned about it, i'd call your local dentist and see what they say or give them something like a teether to chew on....my 1 year old has since stopped doing this.

Kathryn - posted on 08/01/2010




Honestlly you have to ignore it. At that age, it is about exploring. You son may do it all the time or just every once in a while. They might light the sound, the feeling, or it is just something new.

If it hurt him to grind his teeth, he wouldn't do it.

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