My granddaughter will soon be 16 months old and has 12 teeth. Every so often I can hear her grinding them and I really can't stand to hear it. I also know that it is a bad habit for her to get into because my husband was a teeth grinder and his adult teeth are ruined.
When I hear her grinding I gently, but firmly, place my finger in her mouth to open it and tell her "stop."
My daughter, though, believes in the mouth tapping or squeezing her jaw with her thumb and finger on each side, which leaves imprints on her cheeks. She yells "NO!" at her and makes her cry.
Both styles work to an extent, but when left alone, she begins grinding again.
Do you have any suggestions on how to effectively, yet safely, stop a little one from grinding their teeth?
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