E.G. asks from San Diego, CA on June 22, 2009
11 Month Old Grinding Teeth
Hi Mom's -
My 11 month old just got about 5 new teeth in this past week. she's got about 7 teeth total (2 in the bottom, and now about 5 on the top). Anyway - my husband and I noticed she was maiking this wierd clicking sound, and realized she is grinding her teeth!
our current soultion is to put her pacifier in, or give her a teether when we notice, but wanted to see if anyone had other solutions to stopping this.
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J.M. answers from Los Angeles on June 22, 2009
Not to worry.Your daughter is just rediscovering her mouth. Right now, shes feeling like she has something foreign in her mouth.You could compare it to if you suddenly had a tooth chipped or missing. You can't help taking your tongue and running it over and over that area.These are new things in her mouth,and she is just getting use to the idea they are there.It's normal for her to experiment and chomp and grind a little.Wait till she discovers all the new things she can eat with them! Don't worry about it. Once shes use to them,she'll halt the noise.I wish you and your darlin daughter the best. J. M
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B.S. answers from Reno on June 22, 2009
My son did this too! Whenever he is teething and or just got new teeth he does it...but then stops. It was so wierd and disturbing, but he did stop a week or two after the tooth came in....then would start with the next one. Luckily he's got almost all his teeth, but he sounded like he was eating rocks! Maybe it's just them getting usued to the tooth!?
M.D. answers from Los Angeles on June 23, 2009
My first son did the same thing...I talked to my pediatrician about it and she said not to worry...she actually told me to stop pointing it out to him and he would stop doing it if I stopped drawing attention to it. She was right...it stopped and he's fine.
Now, my 8 month old is doing it a little...he's already got six teeth! Yikes!
Good luck. It's all normal, don't worry!
S.H. answers from Honolulu on June 22, 2009
They do this, it is not abnormal. Even our Pediatric Dentist said so.
It will pass, its a phase.
You can't "stop" it per say... because they will even do it while sleeping. Its done unconsciously.
She has teeth now... and well, they do this. They will get used to it.
Both my kids did that too.
All the best,
B.N. answers from Los Angeles on June 23, 2009
My son did the same thing around that age and still does it sometimes (he is now 22 months). I have constantly told him that what he is doing is not nice to his teeth. Now he gets it and usually stops himself - he usually does it when he feels agressive or gets really excited. I have heard from other parents that it usually is just a phase. Once they realize that they can do something new they are excited to keep doing it.