Causes For Grinding Teeth At Night
My 12 years old daughter is regularly grinding her teeth when she sleeps at night. Please advise me what cause this and any way to stop it?
There are many possible causes for grinding of the teeth -- AKA bruxism.
Particularly in adults, stress can be a major factor. In fact, studies have shown that one of the causes of bruxism is a deficiency in pantothenic acid and calcium -- both anti-stress nutrients. Supplementing with some extra B vitamins during the day and having a little extra calcium in the evening can help in this regard.
A magnesium deficiency may be another cause of teeth grinding. In addition, a magnesium deficiency can also be a factor in Leg cramps. Extra magnesium in the evening may help.
Parasites, especially pinworms can be another cause of grinding of the teeth at night. Far more people have intestinal parasite problems than is generally acknowledged. Check out Lessons for the Miracle Doctors for how to clean up the intestinal tract. You can download a free copy at www.jonbarron.org.
And then, if you ask an orthodontist, they will tell you that grinding of the teeth happens when the bite is not right. It's not uncommon for children, when their teeth emerge, to grind their teeth into proper occlusion. This is a normal process -- programmed within us.