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What does it mean if your child is grinding their teeth?

Teeth grinding is a condition known as bruxism, which is pretty common among children under age 11. In fact, it is so common that most doctors consider it a normal behavior. But this “normal” condition can seriously affect the teeth of your child, causing severe tooth pain, wear, and trouble sleeping (depending on the severity of the bruxism). Even if bruxism can damage the teeth, because healthcare professionals do not fully understand bruxism, they do not agree on how to treat it. The most common factor that generates bruxism appears to be psychological stress. Continue reading