Rockledge Dental
1950 Rockledge Boulevard, Suite 207, Rockledge, FL 32955

Is Bruxism Common In Kids?

Is Bruxism Common In Kids?

Sleeping is supposed to be a time of peaceful rest, but for many people, it's also a time of gnashing teeth. Grinding the teeth and clenching the jaw, called bruxism, can occur in adults who are stressed or anxious, but it's also common among children when they sleep.

According to Nemours, two to three out of every 10 children will grind or clench their teeth as they grow up. Even though most grow out of it, it may be a good idea to look into the causes and take some steps to ensure this habit does not damage your child's teeth in the process.

Many cases of bruxism go unnoticed and have few adverse effects, but sometimes it can cause earaches and headaches. It can also wear down tooth enamel, which then increases sensitivity of the teeth. Additionally, it can chip teeth and cause jaw problems if it becomes chronic.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine recommends applying ice or wet heat to soothe jaw muscles that are sore from clenching or grinding. Your child's dentist may also recommend fitting a mouthguard to wear at night if he or she notices significant damage to the enamel. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very friendly staff. I hate dentists, but they all made me feel at ease there. Young assistant Victoria, talked me thru everything that was going to happen, so no surprises. Highly recommend this […]
Steve G.
I called and it was an emergency. I was able to get in 2 days latter. The staff is very nice and friendly. The dentist was amazing.
Rebecca L.
Everyone was great with my son.
Robert M.
The dental office was great! They were very tentative and service was quick. I had a great experience.
Ian B.
I was taken back on time. Staff was professional and friendly. I was in and out.
Shelley B.
Loved everyone was ready to provide services when scheduled. Very affordable with insurance suggested with first visit. Friendly and efficient
Sharon C.
Staff was very attentive. Procedures were explained to me and completed in a timely manner and with care and concern for my comfort. All my questions were answered, too. I have recommended them to […]
Susan S.
Great staff and caring dentist. Felt very comfortable and location was start of the art and clean.
Kevan A.
I hate to go to the dentist but Patti made me feel at ease as she polished my teeth. Jennie fished my cleaning and I was on my way home in no time. Thx
Bill I.
I went for my dental cleaning and had a good visit Jennie, Pattie, and Charmon.
Davonia J.
The staff and Doctor’s are fantastic,very helpful and I always have a wonderful experience here. I bring my pop’s here as well…
Cimone S.
This office has provided me with exceptional dental care. From check-in, to assistance by the techs, to the compassion of Dr. Torras, I felt like a person – a patient, not a number.
S A.
Excellent service. Was greated and brought back right on time.
Clint P.
Felt the care was comprehensive
John D.
Friendly staff and very professional
Sharon M.
I found the staff efficient, professional and friendly. Also, I was very pleased that my emergency need was taken care of the same day.
Mary H.
Everyone here is nice and professional – from the office staff to the techs to the Dentist. I am very happy I was referred to this office.
Leesa A.
Jenny has been my hygientes for years & she is always professional, condiderate & friendly. I appreciate her work on my teeth. Fiest time I’ve had Patti to brush & floss them but she […]
Jayne J.
Everyone here is nice and professional – from the office staff to the techs, (especially Victoria) to the Dentist. I am very happy I was referred to this office. Dr. Torras is very patient and […]
Leesa A.
Dr Torras was amazing he really care about his patients and the staff is really nice.
Jo A.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (321) 252-0825
Our Location