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Bruxism in Children with Special Needs

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Bruxism in Children with Special Needs

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Bruxism, the habitual grinding of teeth, is a common occurrence in people with cerebral palsy or severe intellectual disability. In extreme cases, bruxism leads to tooth abrasion and flat biting surfaces.

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NIDCR publication:
Oral Conditions in Children With Special Needs: A Guide for Health Care Providers

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This page last updated: February 26, 2014