Does your baby grind their little chompers, whether it’s during sleep or throughout the day? If so, you probably despise the grinding and popping sound and try to motivate your child to stop. You’re not alone. There are many children in the world who grind their teeth. In fact, studies show that about 30 percent of kids have this habit. To help you ease your mind about baby teeth grinding in Price, Utah, Dr. Trace M. Lund has some helpful information for you.
There are many reasons why your child might be grinding their teeth. The first reason is because they are trying to soothe their aching gums during the teething process. The second reason is because they are testing out their new little chompers. The third reason is because they are trying to relieve pain or discomfort from an earache or allergy.
No matter the reason for the grinding, it should go away as your child grows older. Although, if you suspect your child has an earache or allergy, be sure to take them to their pediatrician. You shouldn’t worry too much about the teeth grinding because it shouldn’t severely harm the teeth. If anything, it will wear the teeth down, which isn’t of concern because your child will lose their baby teeth eventually and grow new teeth. However, if your child continues to grind their new teeth, it’s time to consult the dentist.
Do you have questions or would you like to learn more? If so, call Price Pediatric Dental at 435-637-9590 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and information you need so you can help your child’s smile!