Grinding teeth is one of the problems that many children are involved in. This problem usually occurs at the age of 6.5 months, when the baby teeth grow, and sometimes at 5 years old, when the permanent teeth grow. In this article, we discuss children’s teeth grinding in sleep, its symptoms, effects, causes, and treatment. Stay with us.
To treat teeth grinding in children, it is recommended to create a calm environment for your child and try to reduce the level of stress and anxiety in the child.
Using a night guard or tooth protector is suitable for preventing teeth from grinding at night in older children. The night guard is a thin plastic piece and is placed on the teeth of the upper jaw. In addition to preventing the breakage and damage of the teeth, the night guard makes the child break the habit of grinding his teeth over time. Of course, the night guard may not be suitable for some children, for example, if the child does not feel comfortable during the night and sleeps badly, another way should be considered.