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Why do Kids grind their teeth?

Teeth grinding is sometimes a serious dental problem as it will take away beautiful tooth enamel. When it comes to children then you can find that most of them are doing this teeth grinding.

Teeth grinding is sometimes a serious dental problem as it will take away beautiful tooth enamel. When it comes to children then you can find that most of them are doing this teeth grinding. As per different researches and studies two out of 10 children are having this problem of teeth grinding but as the time passes away it will outgrow. No one is sure of what is the actual cause of teeth grinding but a wild guess in some cases may be the misaligned teeth. Mostly it is seen that child do this when they are feeling pain. In some cases it is way for relieving stress or anxiety. Further it can also be caused from cerebral palsy, hyper activity or it may be a reaction to some medication. You should watch your child and make sure that he is not doing teeth grinding as it will cause earaches, headaches, jaw problems and facial pain in addition to damaging tooth enamel.

How to get rid of this

If you have discovered that your child is having tooth grinding problem, then first of all you have to arrange a dental checkup. It will help you in finding the exact situation and treatment required. There are custom mouth guards that are available to be used at night time to prevent residual soreness and grinding.  As your child grows older he will get rid of this teeth grinding habit but you should not wait for him to grow older, but make an appointment with your dentist who can help you in diagnoses and treatment. Good luck.

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