Tooth grinding or bruxism in children is common. Rarely will a child wear down a tooth enough to cause pain, interrupt sleep, or awaken parents. Currently the literature does not support an occlusal guard for young children. Some noninvasive therapies include: no gum chewing, sleeping without a pillow, wet heat, and no television before bedtime.  If you have any questions please contact Dr. Nadine Hutchins at 970-242-7373 or find the article “Treating Bruxism In Children” in DecisionsinDentistry.com.