Bruxism is the dental term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching, a habit that children and adults can develop and maintain, often without being conscious of it—until symptoms hit. Those symptoms can include:
Worn, sensitive teeth
Facial and jaw pain
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, or you have yourself, you know they can really interfere with their ability to learn and play.
The cause of your child’s bruxism can be as complex as the resultant symptoms, but for a few common culprits, we can recommend tips for how to spot the habit and help your child find relief.
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Bruxism is another reason for bringing your child to see your Minneapolis dentist, Dr. Maggie Craven Thompson for regular checkups is important. With our thorough and gentle examinations, we can see whether their enamel is worn, evaluate how their jaw is functioning, and whether their bite could make it harder to break the habit.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.