grinding teeth

Brittany - posted on 05/20/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter now has two front teeth on the bottom and the top & she grinds her teeth. I was wondering if any one knows how to stop a child from grinding her teeth so she doesn't have any problem with her teeth?

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Ebony - posted on 05/20/2009

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my daughter did so as well, especially when they 1st started coming in at 4 months... she liked the sound, sensation, and newness,,, my doctor told me it was nothing to worry about... i personally didn't like the sound... i would give her kisses or rub my finger across her teeth (distractions) and tell her"no grinding"... it wasn't long before she stopped. every now and again at almost 2 she will do it and quickly come up to me and give me kisses or rub my teeth and say "i know mama no grinding".

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Does she grind them when she is awake or sleeping? My son did the same thing but only when he was awake. I think they must be fascinated with their teeth and it takes them a while to get use to the fact that they have them. He outgrew doing it. Talk to a dentist if she has all of her teeth and still does it as a toddler.

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