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About Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) in Children

Bruxism is often caused by an underlying condition that needs to be identified and treated to avoid long term dental damage:

– A morning headache is often the first symptom.

– Bruxism can result in gum inflammation, worn down teeth and even tooth fractures if left untreated.

– Causes of bruxism include stress, anxiety, hyperactivity disorders or a misaligned bite.

– Speak to your child’s dentist about getting a custom mouthguard for your child to wear while they sleep to protect their teeth until the underlying cause is treated.

“Kids are particularly susceptible to damage from teeth grinding because their permanent teeth are still forming.”

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