Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is the conscious or unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth.
It happens most often in children. About 20% to 30% of children grind their teeth, usually while asleep.
You may have heard your child doing it at night. Sometimes, children will grind their teeth during the day when they feel anxious.
The good news is, most children will eventually stop grinding their teeth. This often happens around the time they lose their baby teeth.
Dr. Ronald Shelley of Arrowhead Lakes Sleep Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona explains bruxism (teeth grinding) and how it damages the teeth and causes a great deal of pain and tension in the muscles and joints in the jaw area.
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