Bruxism is the dental term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching, a habit that children and adults can develop and maintain, often without being conscious of it—until symptoms hit. Those symptoms can include:

  • Worn, sensitive teeth
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Facial and jaw pain
  • Tinnitus

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, or you have yourself, you know they can really interfere with their ability to learn and play. 

The cause of your child’s bruxism can be as complex as the resultant symptoms, but for a few common culprits, we can recommend tips for how to spot the habit and help your child find relief. 

Your Partners in Smile Protection

Bruxism is another reason why bringing your child to see your Elmhurst dentists, Drs. Maggie Augustyn and Amrik Singh for regular checkups is important. With our thorough and gentle examinations, we can see whether their enamel is worn, evaluate how their jaw is functioning, and whether their bite could make it harder to break the habit.

Happy Tooth Dental is here to help your little one’s smile grow healthily with them, so contact us today to schedule a visit!

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Dr. Amrik Singh

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