+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    461
    Thanks
    866
    Thanked
    218
    Reviews
    0

    Default teeth grinding

    my eldest is 5 and grinds his teeth all day every day, he doesnt grind them at night only when he is awake, Ive spoken to his dentist and she said so far so good he's not doing damage but the noise drives me insane,

    Is there anything I can do to stop it? what causes teeth grinding when awake? ive googled and its always about when theyre sleeping,

    I read worms so I wormed him appropriately but no result

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,023
    Thanks
    1,958
    Thanked
    1,508
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    DSS used to do this- we never figured out why.
    He would do it when happy, sad, upset, etc.
    He said he liked doing it. We would explain over and over that he would damage his teeth.
    Eventually we got a sticker chart, everytime he grinded he would get a red sticker. If there was more than 5 a day (and there was for the first few weeks), no dessert, no treats, nothing (we explained that these damage teeth too so it was his choice). After a month of him doing 5, we did a month of 3 a day, then zero tolerance.
    Within 6 months he stopped doing it.
    He was 5.5 when we did this, and is 7 now.

    Now he does it occasionally in his sleep if something has been bothering him for a few days.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to DT75 For This Useful Post:

    ThenThereWereThree  (07-05-2015)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    461
    Thanks
    866
    Thanked
    218
    Reviews
    0
    thanks I shouldve added my little one isnt aware he is doing it, if you rouse on him he is confused and doesnt know what youre talking about

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    703
    Thanks
    358
    Thanked
    285
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Subbing

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,023
    Thanks
    1,958
    Thanked
    1,508
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by ThenThereWereThree View Post
    thanks I shouldve added my little one isnt aware he is doing it, if you rouse on him he is confused and doesnt know what youre talking about
    DSS wasn't aware of it at first either. We would say "stop grinding" each time he did it, and eventually he noticed it but kept going. That's when we started charting.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Who's had teeth whitening?
    By poisonapple in forum Beauty
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 16-04-2015, 10:30
  2. 8mo with no teeth.
    By poisonapple in forum Weaning & Starting solids
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15-04-2015, 13:41
  3. Top teeth first?
    By rainbow road in forum Teeth & Teething
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30-05-2014, 14:07

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Pea Pods Reusable NappiesPea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›