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Both children and adults tend to grind their teeth in their sleep when they are suffering from stress.

 

A leading health charity is alerting parents to be on the lookout for their children grinding their teeth, as its revealed to be one sign that their child could be being bullied.

 

New research has revealed that adolescents who suffer from bullying are far more likely to grind their teeth in their sleep, a sign which could help parents identify victimised children sooner.

Researchers from the University of Kansas analysed the Neanderthal teeth.

 

Professor David Frayer, who led the study, said: 'As a package, this fits together as a dental problem that the Neanderthal was having and was trying to presumably treat itself, with the toothpick grooves, the breaks and also with the scratches on the premolar.

 

'It was an interesting connection or collection of phenomena that fit together in a way that we would expect a modern human to do.

 

Claire Stevens (pictured) urged delegates at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition in May to support the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry's (BSPD's) campaign to make 'Dental Check by One' the norm for all children in the UK.

 

Chewing just one additional piece of sugar free gum each day could save £3.3 billion worldwide on dental expenditures from treating tooth decay, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Dentistry on 2 April, 2017

 

The data is significant given tooth decay and oral diseases rank fourth among the most expensive global health conditions to treat, according to the World Health Organization.

 

While tooth decay is largely preventable, it still affects 60-90% of schoolchildren and nearly all adults globally.

 

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