August 24, 2023
Teeth grinding is fairly common in children. It's estimated that about 30% of kids grind their teeth in early childhood. Often, this habit goes away on its own after the age of six.
If your child grinds their teeth and you would like to understand the cause and how you can help them, then this article is for you.
We don't know for sure why children grind their teeth, but some possible causes could include:
As we said, teeth grinding is normal among children younger than five years old. However, if your child is older than six and continues to grind their teeth, you may want to address the situation as this habit can damage their teeth and cause jaw pain and stiffness.
If your child grinds their teeth, it's best to bring them to Pinky Promise Pediatric Dentistry so Dr. Neelon Patel can have a look at their oral health and help you determine the cause and best course of action.
Contact us today to book your little one's appointment.