DS has recently started cosleeping with me again most nights and he is grinding his teeth pretty much every night that he sleeps with me (so I can only assume he does it when he's not sleeping with me). I have noticed this going on since he started cosleeping with me again about 2 or so months ago, though I have no idea how long it's been going on prior to that. But it wakes me up several times a night. Some nights are worse than others, though I don't know if it's that he's grinding his teeth more or that I'm just waking up more/sleeping lighter on those nights.
Any suggestions as to what may be causing it or what I can do? I know that in the past when I have had periods of teeth grinding at night that it's been stress related but he seems pretty stress-free for the most part. I try massaging his jaw to relax it when I hear him do it and it seems like he just grinds more when I do that (mind you, I'm half asleep so it's hard for me to remember well in the morning), though when I rub his back or something instead it doesn't have the same increased-grinding effect. I have also read that it could be pinworms and I found a thread here on MDC that mentioned some other symptoms, bedwetting being one of them which is something he has recently started doing again, so I will be checking for those little buggers, eegh.
I do need to attack this pretty soon, though. He's got teeth issues (I think just crap genetics, boo!) and a couple weeks ago one of his caps fell off and then a few days later what little of the tooth was left came off and I think that the teeth grinding definitely played a part in it. And his insurance is crap so it will cost an arm and a leg to do anything so I want to see if I can at least knock out the teeth grinding issue without having to see a dentist for that as well (though obviously I have to go for the caps, ugh).