Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mels | 2009/03/18

Q.

Worms

My one yr old is cutting her two top teeth, she already has two at the bottom. She is now grinding her teeth, so I' d like to know whether she has worms or is she just enjoying the ' touching'  or click of the new teeth together. She has a very healthy apetite and is growing well. Should I deworm her?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This habit of your baby grinding her teeth is not due to worms, but is indeed due to her experience of having her new teeth. It should pass with time.

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