My one year old daughter will occasionally grind her teeth together for a few seconds. She has four teeth on top and four teeth on bottom, and she will grind them back and forth when she is walking around or playing with something.
It freaks me out—it sounds horrible and gives me the shivers. (I'm squeamish as I'm writing this...)
My reaction is to distract her, and usually because the sound is so appalling to me, I distract her a little too loud or sudden (don't worry, I don't yell at her). Now, I just try to plug my ears and ignore it, but then I started wondering if it should be stopped.
Is teeth-grinding bad for her teeth or is it just something I need to deal with?
Are there ways to prevent it (does it need to be prevented)?