Why you should talk to your teen if they are grinding your teeth

Why you should talk to your teen if they are grinding your teeth

If you think your teenager is grinding their teeth while they sleep you may want to ask them if they are being bullied.

Key takeaways:

– A recent study in Brazil showed that young teens being verbally bullied at school are more likely to grind their teeth at night than teens not being bullied

– The sound of grinding can sometimes be as loud as a circular saw!

– Book an appointment with your dentist if you are concerned about your teen’s tooth grinding

“An oral health charity said parents and schools should be aware of the problem.”

Read the full story here: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40593028

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.