“What do I do about my 14month old grinding his teeth?!” How do you stop children grinding their teeth?

Posted by Kirsty, 15/04/13

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  • My child’s dentist said that grinding may be caused by worms!



  • Good answers! It was interesting reading the comments to this!



  • I have no idea! I have a hubby who grinds his teeth whilst asleep, so hard I’m surprised he still has teeth! So if anyone has any tips on how to stop dads from grinding teeth, I would love to hear them



  • My son does this at night, i have worked out it happens more if he is emothional the day beforehand.



  • A question for the dentist or GP. Is it an unconscious action while they sleep or consciously during the day? Good luck.



  • I think you may have to visit the dentist they can fit a mouthguard type thing to stop them.



  • Did you find a way to stop the grinding ??
    My son is 4 and has been grinding his teeth for about 18 months now and it seems to be getting worse.



  • My son does this and from what the dentist have told me is that you cant stop them doing it. Does your child do it deliberately or in their sleep?



  • Hope you managed to find the answer you were looking for.



  • Mouth guard is a great idea!



  • I think it might be a phase and hopefully grow out of it



  • It’s the worst noise in the world isn’t it?



  • Not sure – my sister in law took her son to the dentist and he had a covering put on top of his teeth.



  • I’m not sure I would want to use a mouth guard at a young age, they will grow out of it in time.



  • I never thought of that a mouth guard sounds interesting


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