QUESTION: Dr. Muñoz, my son grinds his teeth while sleeping. Should I take him to the doctor?
– Elena Andrade, Puerto Vallarta. –
The act of teeth grinding is known as bruxism, and it can be present during the night (sleep bruxism) or while awake (awake bruxism).
Although specific cause are not known with certainty, there are several theories to explain this problem, including occlusal, neurological and psychological.
To determine exactly what is best for your son, visit a specialist for professional recommendations.
Dr. Muñoz (Dentist).
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