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A 47-year-old member asked:

What can i do to stop my 4 year old from grinding his teeth in his sleep?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Not much to offer: I've not seen any specific product or medication that ever changed this pattern in a kid. Over time, if the process begins to wear down teeth, a pediatric dentist has occasionally put in stainless caps over the rear molars that separates the teeth slightly & prevents further wearing on other frontal teeth.(but does not stop the noise).
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
Nothing.: It is very common for young children to grind their teeth when sleeping. The habit typically disappears with time.
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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Normal: Many children grind their teeth while asleep. So do many adults. The sound it makes is very annoying and alarming, but don't worry about your 4 year old. Teeth get worn down from grinding, but a 4 year old will get new adult teeth. Most kids stop grinding spontaneously.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How could i get my four year old sister to stop grinding her teeth in her sleep?

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Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangalanswered
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Get mouth guard: See a dentist and get a mouth guard to avoid damage to teeth, but there really is no known treatment to stop a patient from grinding the teeth (bruxism).
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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