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Anyone experience a toddler grinding their teeth in their sleep? Anything to do about it?

My 3yr old son grinds his teeth in his sleep. Its very disturbing, but I'm not sure if theres anything I can do to help him.

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monamisner

Asked by monamisner at 2:24 PM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • My son did that too. It passed on its own.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:25 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • my daughter is almost 4 and she did this for awhile. it drove me crazy especially since she sleeps with us. It will stop on its own now she hardly ever does it.
    amymartinez0214

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 2:31 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • my son is two and he does that to bad not as bad as he used to it will stop give it time
    MIMI1124

    Answer by MIMI1124 at 2:35 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • My son did it from 6 months old until 6 years old. He stopped on his own.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:38 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Wont it hurt his teeth? I know their baby teeth and not permanent. Anyone ever ask their dentist about it?
    monamisner

    Comment by monamisner (original poster) at 2:42 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • One of our children also did this, but not for long...it passed. Has your child seen a DDS yet? It would be a good idea to address this with your DDS. I know adults who grind are usually fitted with a nightguard but I am really not sure if a DDS would do this for a child.
    Radarma

    Answer by Radarma at 11:57 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My son does this too. It makes my teeth hurt just to hear it. It's fine, as far as I know.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:32 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • My DD did this! I hated it. She's stopped, as far as I know.
    mp3mom

    Answer by mp3mom at 1:33 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

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