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There are several underlying causes of teeth grinding (bruxism), a common problem among children. A morning headache is often the first symptom.

Key takeaways:

– Children who are stressed, anxious, hyperactive or have a misaligned bite are more prone to bruxism.
– While the underlying cause is being ascertained your dentist can provide a custom mouthguard for your child to wear at night to protect their teeth.
– These underlying conditions can be treated with stress management, medication or orthodontic treatment.
Without knowing what’s causing the problem, it can be difficult to implement a long-term solution. Your child’s dentist or paediatrician can help you uncover the root cause of your child’s teeth grinding.”
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BDS (Lon), DPDS (Bris), D Imp Dent RCSEd, DwSi

GDC: 73460

Born in 1974 in Brentwood, Essex, Daniel ‘always wanted to be a dentist’ and proudly qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 1997. He has worked at Gallions Reach since 2001. His hobbies include running marathons and recently (unsuccessfully) attempting to swim the English Channel. A season ticket holder at Upton Park, Daniel keenly follows the ups and (mainly) downs of West Ham United!

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