Is my child at risk for periodontal disease if he grinds his teeth?

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can cause chips and cracks in teeth. Mothers are in a good position to monitor their family for teeth grinding, especially during sleep. Dentists can help with custom bite guards to prevent damage.

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