Why do children grind their teeth at night
Probably, many of you have faced such a problem, as a gnashing of teeth in a child. Not only unpleasant for the ear, but also the sound that causes a lot of emotions often becomes the cause of a restless night for a caring mother. Heard that allegedly children grind their teeth at night, if the body has worms, parents are in panic. And meanwhile grinding with teeth is a disease with an unusual medical name "bruxism". If the symptoms and the name of science are precisely defined, then opinions about the causes of this ailment are very diverse.
Teething in small children is accompanied by a constant sense of discomfort. The gums of the baby itch, and in order to somehow ease their suffering, they involuntarily begin to grate their teeth. However, this behavior can not be attributed to the manifestations of a serious disease. Children grind their teeth at night, and sometimes in the daytime, until all the dairy teeth break through.
It happens that children grind their teeth at night and after all the teeth have erupted.
This occurs during the formation of the occlusion. Some features of the structure of the jawbone part of the head can contribute to the development of bruxism. In this case, you need to contact the dentist. Only he will prescribe the necessary treatment. Most experts recommend the use at night of a special dental tire, which does not allow the teeth to touch.
Whether in worms business?
Suppose your child is grinding his teeth, what to do, mind you, absolutely all children can, regardless of age and the presence of parasites in the body. In this case, are the following actions justified: in the early morning to wake the child for the next procedure for taking tests, force him to take anthelmintic drugs, exclude certain foods from the diet? And all because the child made unpleasant sounds with his teeth. And by the way, some children even like to listen to their own dental scraping. So, sometimes for bruxism, adults can take another habit of the baby. And as for worms or other parasites, their presence in the child's body does not always manifest externally.
How to treat bruxism
Before choosing the most correct method of treatment, it is necessary to find out why the child grinds at night with teeth. The ways to get rid of bruxism directly depend on the reasons for its occurrence. So, what you need to do if the children grind their teeth at night:
- First of all, you need to seek advice from a dentist;
- Strictly watch that there is no contact between the lower and upper rows of teeth, when this is not necessary (at the time of chewing food, talking);
- one hour before going to bed, you must abandon moving games;
- Ensure that the child is not overtired;
- Do not let the baby eat before going to bed;
- include calcium in the diet;
- very often the cause of bruxism can be the anxiety of the baby, so you should always discuss with him his problems, trying to dispel them before a pleasant, pleasant conversation.