The grinding of teeth is commonly seen in children and adults. This tooth grinding is restricted to daytime hours, but night grinding (during sleep) is most affected. 

 Jaw misalignment, anxiety, and traumatic brain trauma are all believed to contribute to the grinding of teeth, although grinding can also occur as a side effect of specific pills.

Symptoms that indicate bruxism?

In comprehensive, parents can usually hear severe grinding especially when it occurs at night.  Delicate daytime jaw clenching and grinding, nonetheless, can be tough to point.  Here are some of the common evidence or symptoms which provide traces as to whether or not the child is bruxing.

  • Systematic complaints of headache.
  • Bruised teeth and gums.
  • Audible mincing or clicking sounds.
  • Metric tightening or clenching of the jaw muscles.
  • Unusual complaints about painful jaw muscles particularly in the morning.
  • Unusual tooth sensitivity to hot and cold beverages.

How can bruxism harm a child’s teeth?

Bruxism is portrayed by the grating of the upper jaw against the lower jaw.  Particularly in cases where there is robust grinding, the child may experience moderate to serious jaw pain, headaches, and ear pain. 

First, continual grinders usually show an undue wear pattern on the teeth.  If jaw misalignment is the cause, tooth enamel may be worn down in certain areas. Additionally, children who brux are more vulnerable to chipped teeth, facial pain, gum injury, and temperature sensitivity.  In extreme cases, frequent, brutal grinding can lead to the early onset of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

What causes bruxism?

Bruxism can be affected by several different factors. Most commonly, Jaw misalignment promotes grinding. Dentists also see that children tend to brux more repeatedly in response to life stressors.  

Treatment of Bruxism

At Los Gatos Dentist it is said that Bruxism at night in children ceases by the age of 12-13 in the bulk of children.  In the meantime nonetheless, your dentist will frequently monitor its effect on the child’s teeth and may provide an interventional technique.

If bruxing seems to be aggravated by stress, your dentist may propose relaxation classes, experienced therapy, or unique exercises.  The pediatrician may also procure muscle pains to alleviate jaw clasping and reduce jaw twinges.

In cases where young teeth are maintaining crucial damage, your dentist may suggest a technical night dental appliance such as a night mouth guard.  Mouthguard’s halt tooth surfaces from grinding against each other and look identical to a mouthpiece a person might wear during sports.