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07 December 2018

How To Handle Your Child’s Tooth Grinding

Tooth grinding is damaging at any age but is particularly worrisome in children as their adult teeth are still developing:

– A morning headache is often the first symptom.

– Tooth grinding can lead to inflamed gums and cracked teeth.

– Although a nightly mouthguard can prevent any damage, a long-term plan to treat the underlying cause is better.

– Tooth grinding is often the result of stress, anxiety, hyperactivity or attention deficit disorders or a misaligned bite where the grinding relieves jaw pain.

“You may need to address the issue from a holistic standpoint with your child’s paediatrician and his or her dentist if not a psychiatrist.”

Read the full story here:  https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-to-prevent-and-treat-your-childs-teeth-grinding/

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