Grinding Teeth!!!

Shelby - posted on 04/26/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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This drives me crazy! My son grinds his teeth off and on for his whole life...Is this normal? I don't know if this means he is getting more teeth or is hes hungry...or maybe it means nothing but it is still really gross

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Caitlin - posted on 04/27/2010

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My daughter used to do it in the car when she wass bored.. I stopped her from doing that by giving her a cracker to munch on.. I don't think she was hungry, she just wanted something to do..

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Usually it's nothing, it can be a learned habit he picked up from someone, or it can be frustration/bordem. Try to see if he's just bored and find something different to do with him when he grinds his teeth, see if that helps. It's not very good for his teeth long term, so if you can curve the habit now, it would be best. Be sure to hurry up and interupt him with his grinding and get him moved on to something else right after he starts it. Don't bring it to his attention, just get him involved in other things at that time.

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