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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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Why is teeth grinding harmful?
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Not only does teeth grinding cause discomfort in the form of headaches, earaches, sore jaws and toot...
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Do I need to be concerned if I grind my teeth?
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If you grind your teeth regularly, talk to your dentist. Not only does teeth grinding cause facial p...
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How do I manage teeth grinding (bruxism) on a daily basis?
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You can manage teeth grinding by practicing helpful techniques for self-care daily. These include le...
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What is teeth grinding (bruxism)?
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Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is when you hold your top and bottom teeth tightly together o...
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