Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mummy | 2009/02/10

Q.

Grinding Teeth

I have noticed that my 4 year old daughter at night while sleeping grinds her teeth. I noticed she moves around and like she is swallowing and then she grinds her teeth. I am really concerned about this and would like to know what actually causes this should I be concerned and should I take her to see someone and get it treated before it gets bad.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very difficult habit to break. The cause is not usually obvious, but stress is considered to be an important possible factor. Children usually grow out of this haboit when their permanent teeth appear. You can try using a very safe medicine called Aterax syrup 5ml at night. If this does not help then consult your dentist.

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