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Why does my DD grind her teeth in her sleep?

She's six and grinds her teeth. Does your child grind their teeth? Anyone ever had an explaination as to why kids do this?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:35 PM on May. 14, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (4)
  • omg my kids do this too and everything I've googled about it says this is normal and it will go away eventually

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 10:56 PM on May. 16, 2010

  • Our whole family does explaination.
    Don't think there is one...other than, in some cases, it's hereditary.

    Answer by Nynne at 10:45 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • my 3 y/o does that too, i'm going to ask her ped about it next time we go

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:33 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • My son did at that age and he had headaches as well. I took him to the Orthodontist who said his jaw was not aligned right and that was why he was clenching and grinding. He doesn't do it anymore (and no more headaches) now that his jaw is in the right place.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:28 PM on May. 15, 2010