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Son grinding his teeth

My 16 month old grinds his teeth. Normal? If so, how do we get him to stop.

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prdmommyandwife

Asked by prdmommyandwife at 10:08 AM on Feb. 12, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Most kids at that age will grind. You can see a dentist if you like but they probably won't do anything since they aren't his permanent teeth.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • A dentist may want to fit him for a mouth guard to sleep in.
    imacafemom

    Answer by imacafemom at 10:15 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Has he recently gotten teeth in? If so, he's just doing the normal thing of wanting to play with them and explore. It is annoying to hear and a bit worrisome but there's not much reason to be concerned. It is normal.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • No biggy, it will pass. This is normal, it feels good on their teeth and their discovering they have control over their mouth and can make this strange noise if they want to. Don't worry, it's not damaging long term, he'll get a new set ;)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • He started getting teeth in at five months. He has all of his molars.. eight teeth in the front andh as four eye teeth coming in right now
    prdmommyandwife

    Answer by prdmommyandwife at 11:20 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

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