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What causes teeth grinding in toddlers while sleeping?


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Answered 2009-03-26 16:14:15

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 Answers.com (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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