Adults are not the only people who grind their teeth. Children can also suffer from teeth grinding, also called bruxism.
People who grind their teeth or clench their jaws may suffer from the following:
- sore jaw
- frequent toothaches
- facial pain
- worn or cracked teeth or fillings
- loose teeth
If you think your child is grinding his teeth, talk to his dentist. The dentist will be able to diagnose bruxism by looking for unusual wear spots on the teeth and assessing related symptoms.