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Did your baby do this?

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Found 11th Jun 2009
My daughter is 7 months old and has 4 teeth, she has recently started to grind them together and it sounds awful but i'm worried it might damage her teeth. I know it's probably down to her being curious but she does it all the time!

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I remember one of my sons used to grind when his teeth came through.....he did grow out of it and now at the age of 14 he has beautiful gnashers I think its just a new sensation of having teeth that makes them do it, but if your worried maybe take her to the dentist next time you go and let them put your mind at rest x

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My youngest grinds her teeth at night, she is now 6 and it drives me crazy! Sounds like she is crunching brandy balls ....

She has chipped a couple of her baby teeth doing this, i've spoke to the dentist who was really unhelpful (nothing new there)! Nothing they could do and they couldn't give her a mouth guard til all her adult teeth are through.

I've tried giving her chewable calcium tabs before bed, massaging her neck and face before bed, bath just before bed and nothing seems to help, so would be interested if anyone has a remedy too (

xSpoiltPrincessx, I feel for ya, as I know how worrying it is - hope your little one grows out of it!

my two year old grinds her teeth while sleeping and when I ask her to show me her teeth to clean them

my 3 yr old grinds his teeth in his sleep, it's an awful grating noise, I feel for you hon x x

I'm not a baby but I do this in my sleep. I have to wear a gum shield, a-tractive! If I don't the OH gets stressed at the noise and my jaw aches in the morning. I actually have TMJ which may or may not be related but it might be worth asking your GP. Good luck and try not to worry. X.

Banana79;5462094

I'm not a baby but I do this in my sleep. I have to wear a gum shield, … I'm not a baby but I do this in my sleep. I have to wear a gum shield, a-tractive! .



thast gotta make one night stands a lil arkward

MinstrelMan;5462154

thast gotta make one night stands a lil arkward



It probably would if I ever did that!

Banana79;5462094

I'm not a baby but I do this in my sleep. I have to wear a gum shield, … I'm not a baby but I do this in my sleep. I have to wear a gum shield, a-tractive! If I don't the OH gets stressed at the noise and my jaw aches in the morning. I actually have TMJ which may or may not be related but it might be worth asking your GP. Good luck and try not to worry. X.



What's TMJ?

Baby teeth fall out anyway. Any damage done now will just fall out, eventually...

shibi din;5462578

What's TMJ?



Tempro Mandibular Joint Dysfunsction (sp?!) Basically my jaw is out of line. Google will make much more sense of it tham me!

Banana79;5462791

Tempro Mandibular Joint Dysfunsction (sp?!) Basically my jaw is out of … Tempro Mandibular Joint Dysfunsction (sp?!) Basically my jaw is out of line. Google will make much more sense of it tham me!



Thanks. Was it a punch in the face that knocked it out of line? Or would a left hook sort it out?? :w00t::p:-D

squidoo.com/sto…ing
The part where it says about growth of teeth and jaws explains
why kids do this.

my son he is nearly 4 and do this in his sleep, i think he got it from his dad as my husband grind his teeth when he is sleeping,and he is 38 years old and concerning his teeth he s got a lovely teeth. it is certainly an awful sound but i am now used to it :).

i would reccomend brushing your teeth before you go to bed and have a warm glass of water, try and let us know if it works.

A lot of babies do it,a new noise for her so she do it for a while until she finds some other noises to make.

shibi din;5462822

Thanks. Was it a punch in the face that knocked it out of line? Or … Thanks. Was it a punch in the face that knocked it out of line? Or would a left hook sort it out?? :w00t::p:-D



Actually you're almost right! Got smacked in the jaw with a huge wooden pole on an adventure day as a child! Thankfully you can't see it from the outside and I've never spoken to the little witch that did it! Lol. :thumbsup:

My one year old grinds his teeth and thinks its funny. I would guess that its just a new sensation and sound.. =)

He only got his 1st tooth when he was 9 months so he might have doen it earliar if he had them .

i have no advice but my DD is 9 months and only has 2 teeth at the bottom lol

I also just found this online.

You do not need to stop her from grinding her teeth (not yet anyway) by making a big deal of it you will actually cause her to do it more often..

Most children between ages of 1-4 grind teeth for a few months..it stops naturally

It does no permanent damage to there adult teeth and rarely interferes with there baby teeth

They usually grind ther teeth cause of the noise and feel of it (especially if they were taken off a soother)

Let your dentist know about he behavior during a visit and when you child is 5 if they are still doing it you can ask about a mouth guard to prevent it/stop it
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