Friday, July 3, 2020

Does the baby sleep and grind teeth at night? Is it calcium deficiency?

Many parents think that when your baby sleeps and grinds his teeth, there are roundworms in his stomach or calcium deficiency. In fact, the reason may be different from what you think. There are many factors that trigger a child's teeth grinding. The following situations are relatively common:

●oral problems

The baby's gums are sore or itchy, and feel uncomfortable. Grind a tooth to relieve it. In addition, when the baby is in the period of replacing the teeth, the bite relationship is relatively unstable; the incorrect bite will also cause the baby to rub the teeth at night to achieve the bite balance. This requires consulting a dentist.


Poor eating habits such as eating too much before going to bed and irregular meal times will cause the baby to continue to digest food after falling asleep, causing the masticatory muscles to contract, resulting in molar grinding.

● improper sleeping posture

Some babies like to sleep on one side and squeeze the masseter muscle.

●Genetic factors

If parents have symptoms of molars, children are more likely to have molars. Studies have shown that a baby born to a parent who has bruxism symptoms is 11 times more likely to have nocturnal bruxism than a baby born to a parent who has no bruxism symptoms.

In addition, the baby is too excited, nervous, too tired, anxious, stressed, etc. before going to bed, and it is also easy to cause night molars.


You see, the reasons for your baby's teeth grinding are both physical and psychological. In the future, don't throw the pot to roundworms or lack calcium. Only by finding the cause can symptomatic treatment.

Although it is relatively common for children to grind their teeth, parents should not ignore it. The impact of molar grinding on the baby is still great. For example:

1. The baby will be awakened by the movements and sounds of the teeth, resulting in awake at night and uneasy sleep. I believe that every mother knows how to deal with the baby who wakes up at night.

2. Frequent molar grinding can wear away the enamel on the surface of the teeth, resulting in sensitive teeth and even exposure of the medullary cavity, affecting chewing function. Poor eating may affect growth.

3. Severe bruising can cause pain and headache in the mouth muscles. Pain pain = cry cry cry.

4. disfigure. It is important to know that long-term molars can cause craniofacial development with skeletal deviation, which affects the face value.

Therefore, mothers must pay attention to the problem of baby's molars.

Without further ado, let's take a look at what we can do at home:

1. Usually encourage your baby to bite and strengthen the baby's gums. Some parents worry that the child is too young and the food for the baby is too fine, but it will be counterproductive.

2. Pay attention to nutrition mix and fix meal time. Especially for dinner, if you eat too late, your baby is prone to indigestion, which indirectly leads to teeth grinding.

3. Appropriate exercise during the day, you must calm down before going to bed, not too high. Too tired before going to bed will increase the molars.

4. Observe whether the baby's sleeping position is correct, and do not fix a sleeping position.

5. Help your baby relax before and after bedtime and reduce his unconscious tension after falling asleep.

6. Older children who have a heavy mental burden such as learning pressure should pay attention to the combination of work and rest and adjust their mentality.


If all of the above methods are tried and the baby's molars are still not improving, then go to a regular hospital for treatment. Don't hesitate to take medicine with the braces. You can even ask a psychotherapist to intervene if necessary.

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