Posted on Nov 9, 2020
If you have a child who grinds his or her teeth, you’re probably used to the unpleasant sound of grinding and popping noises when they sleep. Teeth grinding, officially called bruxism, is a common problem in childhood. Around 3 of 10 kids will experience bruxism at some point due to jaw growth, loss of teeth, stress response, or malocclusion. Luckily, your child should outgrow bruxism by their teen years, but damage can still be done.
Before you can help ease your child’s bruxism, you need to be familiar with the signs and symptoms, which can include:
The above symptoms are the most common, but please keep in mind that some kids won’t experience any symptoms at all. This is why regular dental checkups are so important; we know how to spot the telltale signs!