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Icat Minnesota 34665 posts
27th Feb '13
ashelyn & autumn Due March 20; 2 kids; Prince Edward Island 247 posts
27th Feb '13

Glad you posted this ccuz my 4 year old does the same tthing and I haven't been able to get her a dentist appt yet. I'm scared she's going to need a retainer because my brother did the same thing.

Icat Minnesota 34665 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting ashelyns momma:" Glad you posted this ccuz my 4 year old does the same tthing and I haven't been able to get her a dentist appt yet. I'm scared she's going to need a retainer because my brother did the same thing."


it really drives us nuts, I'd love to hear anyone's experience with this.



I mean, should we try waking him up every time we notice him start to grind? Would that start to move him out of the habit

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
27th Feb '13

There's no way to break it as you are sleeping and can't control it. Idk how they do it for children but I have a bite splint. it's kind of like an invisilign retainer with a thing that keeps your teeth apart a little in the back and its softer than teeth so when u grind on it it doesn't rubyour teeth down.

Icat Minnesota 34665 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting lolajessup:" There's no way to break it as you are sleeping and can't control it. Idk how they do it for children ... [snip!] ... that keeps your teeth apart a little in the back and its softer than teeth so when u grind on it it doesn't rubyour teeth down."


oh god, that would not work with O. :(



I wonder if there are things to do to break the habit

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53489 posts
27th Feb '13

My son does the same thing. He will be 5 soon. Dentist said there is really nothing they can do until he gets older.



The sounds drives me CRAZY.

Goodbye! TTC since Dec 2012; 1 child; Illinois 325 posts
27th Feb '13

my DD grinds her teeth during the day! She'll be 20 months old on the first and I can't get her to stop! It drives me crazy,lol

Icat Minnesota 34665 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting BαƚMαɳ:" My son does the same thing. He will be 5 soon. Dentist said there is really nothing they can do until he gets older. The sounds drives me CRAZY."


the sound makes me want to put him in his own bed

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19956 posts
status 27th Feb '13

My DD is almost 4 and she's been grinding her teeth at night, every night since the day she had teeth. It's awful. :(

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53489 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" the sound makes me want to put him in his own bed
Icat Minnesota 34665 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting BαƚMαɳ:" YES. My son has been sleeping with me lately, but the sound will literally wake me up. I told him this morning he is sleeping in his own bed cuz I cannot deal anymore! I feel bad :x"


we actually occasionally move O in to his room in the middle of the night because of it. But I feel so bad, because he'll wake up disoriented a few hours later and run screaming through the house. :( So we really don't do that much. Only when we REALLY need good sleep and he's just keeping us up.



But I can't believe how common it is. I'm genuinely surprised.

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53489 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" we actually occasionally move O in to his room in the middle of the night because of it. But I feel ... [snip!] ... when we REALLY need good sleep and he's just keeping us up. But I can't believe how common it is. I'm genuinely surprised."


Awww poor thing :( Yeah, I was surprised when I first asked about it too. Apparently it's really common in preschool aged kids. My dentist said he should outgrow it by the time he gets his adult molars... when is 7 or 8 :evil:

yo moyo 1 child; Ishim, Russian Federation 1335 posts
27th Feb '13

I've read that teeth grinding can be a sign of pinworms. Also it can be related to some neurologic disorders.

~.:*DKLL*:.~ Minnesota 5764 posts
27th Feb '13

Landon used to grind his teeth during his sleep as well. It was SOOO loud!! I was really concerned!!



At his dentist appointment, the Dentist said it should go away by itself and it's nothing to worry about since his teeth were still very pointy. If they start wearing down or smoothing out then it's an issue.



He hasn't done it for a while now, so I bet it will go away in a couple months.

Icat Minnesota 34665 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting ~.:*DKLL*:.~:" Landon used to grind his teeth during his sleep as well. It was SOOO loud!! I was really concerned!! ... [snip!] ... down or smoothing out then it's an issue. He hasn't done it for a while now, so I bet it will go away in a couple months."


ok good!



I hope he outgrows it