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    Default Help me please stop

    My almost 4 year old dd from grinding her teeth!!!!
    Omg it's the worst sound every especially when I'm laying right next to her (which I'm doing right now)
    We finally got rid of the night time dummy around 6-7 months ago and I've noticed she has been doing this more and more.
    My sister used to grind and her teeth were horrible. I don't want her teeth to look the same.
    Please help!!

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    I can't help sorry - my DD does the same at night. Would like to listen to responses the same though.

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    This may sound silly but have u tried worming her?? Supposably there's a link between teeth grinding and worms


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    This might not be at all helpful, but have you ruled out other reasons she might grind her teeth? I know some times kids grind and the parents find out they simply have worms occuring over and over. There can be other problems that might be irritating her, such as needing to go to the toilet at night but not actually waking to going and holding onto it, as I have heard of kids grinding their teeth from this as well. Perhaps look up all the reasons kids can grind their teeth to see if anything rings a bell. If none of it does, I would be taking her to see your GP or dentist. Some kids just grind and she might need retainers fitted to protect her teeth from being ground down?

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    With worms though - wouldn't the child have a super itchy anus as a primary symptom?

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    A friend of mine has done this all her life, she wears a retainer to bed to stop any damage.

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    The toilet thing may be possible. Just cause she always waits Till the last minute to go. Maybe worms??

    She does it when ever she stirs, so she could just b lying there and then goes to turn over and then she starts. It just makes my skin crawl.
    I'll go buy worming tablets today and see I'f there I's any improvement otherwise I'll go to the dentist.
    Thanks everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahly View Post
    With worms though - wouldn't the child have a super itchy anus as a primary symptom?
    Not necessarily as worms come out at night and the child's asleep so instead of an itchy bum they grind their teeth instead..


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    Worms tend to come out at night so children wouldn't normally feel the itchiness.

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    Yuck worms... But seriously, all the health information fact sheets on worms talk about a terrible terrible itch.

    Is it possible to therefore grind teeth for months on end but not have an itchy bum but have worms?

    I just read a thread on worms (a year old now), and whether people worm routinely or can tell if their kids have worms. Divided views on whether one knows they have worms or not!


 

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