Oral Health and Dental Care

What causes teeth grinding in toddlers while sleeping?

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March 26, 2009 4:14PM

Common reasons for teeth grinding are stress, frustration,

anxiety. It could also be as a results of abnormal occlusion (the

way the upper and lower teeth fit together), or crooked or missing

teeth. This phenomenon is known as "Bruxism". There are different

ways to treat this. For more information search for "Bruxism" on (link on the right).

Tgdan: Teeth grinding (bruxism) in children is very

common (espescially when they have new teeth coming through) and is

not usually something to worry about as it will probably go away on

its own. If your child is still grinding their teeth when their

adult teeth have come through then it may be time to consider a

nightguard to protect their teeth. In the mean time though you

should stop worrying!

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