Saturday, December 18, 2010

Teeth Grinding Mom's and Children & with ASD



Thank goodness, Nicky does not have this upsetting behavior. But it seems I have developed it! I don't grind but I wake up with a clinched jaw, and my teeth are not aligned.  Am the only one, or is this a system of stress that I share with other moms? If anyone had this happen how did you address it? Thanks and please let me know.

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  1. Both of my kids have been known to grind their teeth. I think they get it from their dad. He and at least one of his siblings (his twin, in this case) do it. Matthew does it more when awake, I think because he enjoys the sensory feedback. He doesn't do it very often, though, so I try not to draw much attention to it. Lauren does it when asleep (though not every night that I can tell), so at some point I will probably buy her a mouth guard to protect her teeth. David's sister has used one in the past, and I guess it does help.

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  2. Thanks. I'm getting tired of waking up with a sore jaw :) Guess it's off to the dentist for the mama

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