During the early stages of childhood grinding may be normal as the baby teeth transition into permanent teeth. However, in some instances bruxism or grinding and even clenching can be detrimental to your child’s teeth and jaws. It is recommended to have an orthodontic consult by the age of 7 to determine if such potential problems exist. In some instances early intervention can help prevent these problems along with early crowing of teeth and improper growth of the jaws. Through a unique early preventative treatment protocol if something needs to be done usually it’s a breeze versus trying to correct it later in life .