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Is It normal that my child grinds his or her teeth?


Posted Jun 19th, 2015

Three out of every ten children grind and clench their teeth. Most children experience this while under the age of 5 and the condition generally goes away by adolescence.


Some common signs to watch out for are:

1. Grinding noise during sleep

2. Thumb-sucking

3. Nail-biting

4. Gnawing on the inside of their cheek or on other objects

5. Child complains of a sore jaw or face when they awake

In most cases, treatment isn’t necessary since most kids will outgrow it. However, it is always smart to get the advice of your dentist.

Does your child grind their teeth? If so, we can help.


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