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Son grates his teeth

(5 Posts)
jofeb04 Sun 20-Mar-05 14:55:48

Hiya all,
My one year old son (just turned) really grates his teeth together, and hes only got 6 with one cut cut about 2 weeks ago.
Is this normal, and how can we stop it? (Btw, hes our 1st).

JanH Sun 20-Mar-05 14:58:38

Yes, it's normal, and if you are lucky he will stop doing it once his teeth fit together comfortably! But will probably do it again for a bit every time he gets a new tooth. (Some kids just go on doing it - it seems to be a hereditary thing. Sounds awful but does no damage - it's called bruxism .)

Nemo1977 Sun 20-Mar-05 15:05:28

my ds also does this he is 17mths and it goes through me but obviously not him.
Just to let u know ur not alone

HUNKERMUNKER Sun 20-Mar-05 15:06:49

DS does this too - sounds like he's eating sand! He does it more when he gets a new tooth (he has 7 and turns one in a fortnight).

jofeb04 Sun 20-Mar-05 15:07:36

I hate the sound of it!! thx for the replies.

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