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Date: 10/10/2006    Written by: Jon Barron

Causes For Grinding Teeth At Night

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Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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    Submitted by Guest on
    November 8, 2010 - 10:24pm

    Great health blog, thanks for the information!

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    Submitted by DDS Waco on
    July 13, 2009 - 7:45pm

    Bruxism is experienced by many people around the globe. Most of the people do believe in some myths about it. Though, with proper knowledge on teeth grinding, they will eventually know that it is a serious problem and it affects their body. With this post, they will be informed about teeth grinding or bruxism.

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