(HealthDay News) -- Bruxism, more commonly known as tooth grinding, usually happens during the toddler and preschool years. It typically subsides by age 6.
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Here's what you need to know about tooth grinding, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics:
- Tooth grinding isn't the result of a nightmare or stressful memory.
- Teething, ear infections and other sources of pain can lead to tooth grinding.
- Poorly aligned teeth can trigger tooth grinding.
- Anxiety and stress may increase the risk of tooth grinding, but the practice isn't caused by behavioral problems.
- Tooth grinding typically stops before the permanent teeth emerge.
- See your child's dentist if you have concerns.
-- Diana Kohnle
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