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replacing one bad habit for another?

Posted by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 8:13 PM
Kay
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so my little girl grinds her teeth and it kinda concerns me. Maybe a week and a half ago when my daughters were playing my oldest gave her a pacifier (oldest was the Mama, youngest was the baby). She's 24mo and has never taken to a pacifier before now, but since that day she has been using it and I've seen (heard, actually) a major decrease in the teeth grinding. I feel like she's too old at this point for a paci, but I don't want her teeth (or whatever else that can become a problem for) to suffer fom all the grinding. Would you stick with the paci if it was you or try something else?? (BTW, she has a doc appt. tommorow and I'm gonna address the grinding with her doc then)

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megandcailey08
by Bronze Member on Mar. 1, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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I think a pacifier can do some damage to teeth too. But grinding teeth is bad for your jaw and head sp in sure a pacifier isn't the worst alternative
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lyngerdam
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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Try to see a pediatric dentist. # 4 had a pacifier, still ground his teeth and snored. My mother is 80 and she still grinds her teeth. And still has most of them

remaining_me
by Kay on Mar. 1, 2012 at 8:53 PM

i'll see if my ped can recommend one.

Quoting lyngerdam:

Try to see a pediatric dentist. # 4 had a pacifier, still ground his teeth and snored. My mother is 80 and she still grinds her teeth. And still has most of them


JcRose18
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 10:04 PM

 I think pacifiers can cause an over bite if they are used to long..But thats a toss up lol good luck (:

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bigmama423
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I wouldn't use a paci, I think that is even worse for teeth. My son used to grind his teeth it would drive me nuts. I brought it up to the doc and dentist but there was nothing really they could do. When I'd see him doing it I would tell him no and mess with his checks. He stopped doing it on his own finally.

mommy2dallas602
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM



Quoting JcRose18:

 I think pacifiers can cause an over bite if they are used to long..But thats a toss up lol good luck (:


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Meredithrocks
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Yes, I would just talk to the doctor, I'm sure they could give her some kind of retainer to stop the grinding.

Dino2012
by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM
def talk to your doctor! I grind my teeth still today and have been since I was little. and i'm waiting to have my baby to go to a TMJ specialist because I found out I had it. they told me I can't wait on it cause it could cause me to have surgery. -__- but a lot of people it doesn't faze them at all. wish ya luck on ya little girl :)
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