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So we all know my son has some sleep issues. When he finally gets to sleep he grinds his teeth all night. I can't stand the sound, but he sleeps in our room, usually in our bed, and there is no way to escape.<br><br>
I know it isnt good for him to do this to his teeth, and he does it when he is awake also. We will tell him to stop and he just gets upset at us.<br><br>
Any tips or ideas? I know that there are those teeth guards you can get but he wont keep one in his mouth.<br><br>
thanks<br><br>
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sorry no advice here. We just had to ride it out. My ds had teeth grind issues for a few months and anxiety...mainly at night too. We just had to let it pass and it did. It started when he had mono but continued a while after he was well again.
 

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My daughter grinded two of her teeth to a vampire-like point. Then one day she quit - oh how I rejoiced.<br><br>
Now that my son is back in bed with us more often I've noticed he grinds a lot too. I get the chills thinking about it.<br><br>
I, myself, grind sometimes still - I'll wake up with a sore jaw.<br><br>
I have no clue how to make it stop but can definitely empathize!
 

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My 2-year-old DS went through a teeth-grinding phase too...it lasted about 3-4 weeks and then it disappeared.<br><br>
He ground those teeth all day long and it was so annoying...I know exactly how you feel!
 

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Ack - no advice - we're going through this now while he is awake. It drives me crazy and I really hope he stops before his permanent teeth come in. He's only 4.5 though so we have a good chance of that!
 

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earplugs for you?<br><br>
I don't think most people are very concerned with teeth grinding at that age. After permanent teeth come in, it's more of an issue. It's also a problem if it's leading to jaw pain or headaches. It's really common for 3 y.o.'s to grind their teeth. DS did this a lot for a long time. He stopped, though he sometimes does it now.<br><br>
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Teeth grinding can be associated with B vitamin deficiencies. Here are a couple of links to explore.<br><br><a href="http://www.alive.com/2943a9a2.php?subject_bread_cramb=81" target="_blank">http://www.alive.com/2943a9a2.php?su...bread_cramb=81</a><br><br><a href="http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_teethg.htm" target="_blank">http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_teethg.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://teethgrinding.answersshared.com/teethgrindingcauses.php?source=default" target="_blank">http://teethgrinding.answersshared.c...source=default</a><br><br><br><br><span style="font-family:Verdana;">A deficiency in pantothenic acid (Vitamin B-5). This is an anti-stress vitamin that reduces the product of certain hormones and helps control motor activity, including that of the reflexes of the jaw;<br>
Calcium deficiency;<br>
Magnesium deficiency may be another causes, as it can cause spasms and affects people at night;<br></span><br><br>
Ds did have teeth grinding and adding B vit and magnesium supplements (and homeopathy) do seem to have a correlation with it decreasing and going away.<br><br><br>
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