BRUXISM – TEETH GRINDING: WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MOUTH OF YOUR CHILD
Discover the damage that the mouth shows if your child is suffering from bruxism.
Hear continuous sounds, dark and almost annoying to perceive the rupture of the tooth during the night alarming anyone. Teeth grinding is a disorder called bruxism and is quite common in children below 5 years of age suffering from stress in the form of nervous tension or anxiety, or have an incorrect alignment of the arches.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is a medical term for teeth grinding, due to the contraction of the masticatory muscles, especially during deep sleep or while you are under stress.
Find out if your child suffers from bruxism
To find out if in the night your child grinds his teeth you can put him in front of the mirror with his straight teeth resting his superiors on inferiors. If the teeth are of different lengths such as the tips of the incisors or canines filed consumed, then it is likely to grind your teeth accompanies his dreams.
What are the effects of bruxism?
In some extreme cases the nightly grind and tighten the jaws can take away the enamel on teeth and increase oral sensitivity to hot and cold and cause severe facial pain.
Care and Treatment
You can control the bruxism relax before lying down in bed, for example with a bath or a hot shower. For bruxism caused by stress, try to discover the cause and comfort with sweet words your child. A solution that can correct the disorder and prevent erosion of the teeth may be the bite, a mask like the mouthpiece used by boxers that is brought especially at night, able to create a protective barrier between the two dental arches.