Children Who Grind Their Teeth:  4 Effective Treatments

Do you hear a crunching or grinding sound coming from their mouth while you sleep? If so, you could be witnessing a common but often overlooked problem in children: bruxism.

What is Bruxism?

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Bruxism, often referred to as the involuntary act of grinding or clenching the teeth, is a phenomenon that affects both adults and children. Although it is more commonly associated with stress and tension in adults, little ones can also experience it.

Is grinding of baby teeth a cause for concern?

Tooth grinding in babies is usually common during the first stages of teething, associated with discomfort from the emergence of the first teeth.

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Treatment for the grinding of baby teeth

Treatment of childhood bruxism may involve: Psychotherapy: It is usually focused on performing relaxation and stress management exercises, along with education, to recognize tension in the muscles.

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