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TOPIC TITLE: grinding teeth
Created On 1/26/05 2:47 PM
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shlomo
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1/26/05 2:47 PM
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Hello everyone,

I have a DS child that I work with. He has a slight problem, he grinds
his teeth. When he grinds his teeth its like sawing wood (dust).
If you have any ideas on how to stop it please let me know.

thank you


IF POSSIBLE PLEASE HELP
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Edited: 2/8/05 at 3:16 PM by shlomo
 
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momofds
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2/9/05 1:04 AM
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All kids with DS have a tendency to grind their teeth. I would recommend giving the kid a nuk brush to carry around and possibly use it instead of using his teeth to give him the stimulation in the mouth that he apparently desires. If anyone else has anything to share on the topic - I'd love to hear it too.


Edited: 2/9/05 at 1:06 AM by momofds
 
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shlomo
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2/17/05 5:41 PM
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THANK YOU FOR REPLYING


Edited: 3/1/05 at 2:41 PM by shlomo
 
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hudvictor
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I have an 8 year old son with Down Syndrome, and i would say that since he had teeth till the age of 6 he grinded his teeth constently. Its a stimulation for the children. They do it when they are concentration very hard, they are tired, or just need a stimulation for themselves. My sons speech therapist had told me to meassage his jaw area when he grinds and that will get him to stop for a while. My son never liked it but we did it anyway. when he was old enough to understand he would take my hands off or not let me do it, but i would od it and say if you want me to stop then u have to stop grinding your teeth. He would for a while and then we would continue the process. I think eventually they outgrow it, becasue we though my son would never outgrow it, and he has not done it for about a year or 2.


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