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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Karen | 2003/12/12

Q.

grinding teeth

My daughter of 2 grinds her teeth when eating, sleeping, most of the time. it seemsas if she is not even aware of it.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a common problem. Your dentist may be able to give advice and suggest teeth protection at night if necessary, but at this age it will not be indicated. It is always worthwhile to explain to your daughter why you would like her to stop and to at least draw her attention to it during the day, without being too critical. The book Toddler Taming may also provide some advice.

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