Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Liezel | 2013/02/25

Q.

Grinding of teeth at night by my 9 year old.

Hi Doc, my son (9) grinds his teeth right through the night. so much so, that i hear him in my room! Where do i get a plate of some sort to prevent this. it cannot be good!

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert
- 2013/02/26

it's too early at 9 to make a plate. Try making sure he is not too active before going to sleep. This is a common occurrence in children

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Posted by: Amy | 2013/04/06

My 9yr old son does the same thing, very loud as well. Should we be concerned about TMJ or other issues this habit could cause and is it hurting his teeth where he will have to major dental work from grinding them so badly??

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