Preventing Bruxism

April 16, 2014

Preventing Bruxism Because some bruxism is a child’s natural reaction to growth and development, most cases can’t be prevented. Stress-induced bruxism can be avoided, however, by talking with your child regularly about their feelings and helping them manage stress.

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How Long Does Bruxism Last?

How Long Does Bruxism Last? Childhood bruxism is usually outgrown by adolescence. Most kids stop grinding when they lose their baby teeth. However, a few kids do continue to grind into adolescence. And if the bruxism is caused by stress, it will continue until the stress is relieved.

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Helping Kids with Bruxism

Helping Kids with Bruxism Whether the cause is physical or psychological, children might be able to manage bruxism by relaxing before bedtime — for example, by taking a warm bath or shower, listening to a few minutes of soothing music, or reading a book. For bruxism that’s caused by stress, ask about what’s upsetting your […]

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Treating Bruxism

Treating Bruxism Most often than not, children outgrow bruxism. A combination of parental observation and dental visits can help keep the problem in check until they do. In cases where the grinding and clenching make a child’s face and jaw sore or damage the teeth, dentists may prescribe a special night guard. Molded to a […]

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Effects of Bruxism

  Effects of Bruxism Many cases of bruxism go undetected with no adverse effects, while others cause headaches or earaches. Usually, though, it’s more bothersome to other family members because of the grinding sound. In some circumstances, nighttime grinding and clenching can wear down tooth enamel, chip teeth, increase temperature sensitivity, and cause severe facial […]

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What is Bruxism ( Grinding)??

  Teeth grinding (called bruxism) is very common in children younger than 7. Many children will stop when their permanent molars erupt. Is bruxism something to worry about? Causes of Bruxism Though studies have been done, no one cause for bruxism has been isolated. Some cases grinding is attributed to the top and bottom teeth […]

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