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Name: mausi12
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Just recently he has started to grind his teeth constantly. I don't know what to do? Does anyone have any advise for me?
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Name: johnnywantsme | Date: Oct 5th, 2012 5:22 AM
My daughter has been doing that for a good couple of years. She is now 5 1/2. I asked the pediatrition and he referred me to ask the pediatric dentist. The dentist said there really isn't anything we can do short of a mouth guard that she would just spit out as quickly as we put in. He said there was nothing we could do. My daughter is low function autistic, mute and has a few other issues. We have found she does it the most when she is angry. I just recently started giving her lolly pops as a treat and have noticed the grinding to me less often. I also try to play more music in the house and that keeps her calmer, as well. When her adult teeth come in, I am going to ask the dentist to put some sort of protective "cap" on her teeth, if there is something like that. I wish I could help more. 

Name: hailey80 | Date: Feb 7th, 2013 4:43 AM
My son is autistic and went through a phase of grinding his teeth from about age 2 1/2 to age 3. It eventually passed. When he would attend therapy, he seemed to do it more often. His therapist suggested a chewy toy, but we got him a vibrating teether from Walmart and it seemed to help, but he eventually just grew out of it. 

Name: Bellsmama07 | Date: Feb 8th, 2013 12:03 PM
My daughter went through this phase! Drove me crazy...lol!! I bought her a chewy toy online and it did help a little. I was so worried about her doing damage to her teeth but thankfully it was just a phase. Hopefully this is just a phase for him too :) 

Name: Gilly11 | Date: Feb 10th, 2013 12:39 PM
it sounds like it is a stress situation. For some reason the autistic children are very stressed. Just hang in there, sounds like you have contacted every one you can think of, but keep trying, someone else will have the answer. My son bites on hard things, so this is destroying the enamel on his teeth, and they are wearing down fast. God loves you. 

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