Teeth grinding can lead to worn teeth and gum inflammation, with children’s newly forming adult teeth especially at risk. Also known as bruxism, you should consult a dentist if you think this is affecting your child. A morning headache is often the first symptom.

Key takeaways:

– A major cause of teeth grinding is stress, so managing any stress your child is experiencing is essential.

– A misaligned bite can be painful and your child’s teeth grinding may be a reaction to this pain.

– A dentist can help get to the underlying cause of your child’s bruxism, vital in working out a solution.

“Your dentist can create a custom mouthguard for your child so that his or her teeth will be protected while you’re seeking treatment.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.