Children Grinding Teeth

I can hear my child grinding their teeth, especially at night.  Should I be concerned? Tooth clenching and grinding (Bruxism) is actually quite common in children. Two reasons include stress (achieving a new milestone, school, new environments) and dental malocclusion (teeth not fitting together ideally). It is a fact that the roots of teeth sit in a sling of ligaments and nerves. When children clench or grind, there is enormous neurologic feedback to their brain.  A reflex arc sends an impulse to your mandible, triggering it to bite (like when we chew food). What a profound new sensation for a child with a developing dentition!  

Though the sound of bruxism can be alarming, the amount of wear on your child’s teeth can be variable. Give us a call if you suspect bruxism in your child.


4420 106th St. SW
Mukilteo, WA 98275
T: (425) 341-7827


111 SE Everett Mall Way, Ste. D
Everett, WA 98208
T: (425) 341-7827

Mill Creek

13209 44th Ave SE, Ste. 101
Mill Creek, WA 98012
T: (425) 341-7827

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We have 3 convenient locations in Mukilteo, Everett, and Mill Creek, WA.


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