Tuesday, 8 January 2013

I have a teeth grinder!

And it's driving us CRAAAAZZZZYYYY! The toddler seems to have developed a habit of grinding his teeth st any occasion, mainly if he's excited. I really dislike the fact that trying to find out information about it on the internet that it's telling me my child is doing it because he's stressed. Let me make one fact clear, my 3 year old is far from stressed. His biggest worry this morning was who to kiss first this morning, mummy or daddy. I know I cant say for sure but I don't think the house move stressed him, he's got a bigger room with more toys in it and just generally so much more space to run around like crazy. He's always smiling and laughing so he cant possibly be stressed, can he?

It has happened before and temporarily stopped, but now it's back and shows no signs of vanishing anytime soon. It got so bad the other night when the toddler and the man were playing that the man had to stop, I could see his discomfort at each grind of the teeth. I was the other end of the room and I was shivering and for some reason it made my own teeth stand on edge.

We're not to sure what to do about it, I don't think he realised what he's doing and we've tried to explain to him now to do it but I guess it's something that cant be helped. I'm booking a dentist appointment so I can chat to him about it but then is it a teeth problem? He doesn't do it whilst he's sleeping so I am hoping that it's just another one of those phrases that kids go through. Have you had a teeth grinder?