Bruxism (teeth-grinding) is a common habit among children and adults. A variety of factors can contribute to this dental concern, but luckily, most of the time it can be fixed or even grown out of.
Causes of Teeth-Grinding
Your child could be grinding their teeth due to stress, a medication, a hyperactive mind, misaligned teeth, anxiety, or trying to ease pain.
How It Affects The Mouth
If bruxism doesn’t go away and measures aren’t taken to fix this, it can cause ear aches, headaches, sore muscles, worn down teeth, jaw problems, chipped teeth, and other dental issues.
What To Do
The first step we recommend is to contact Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County and make an appointment. We can help find a solution to the problem that works. While you’re at home, try using a mouth guard at night to prevent further damage to the teeth.
Schedule your appointment today, and we will be on our way to your child’s healthiest, happiest mouth!