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Soothing Suggestions on Treating Children’s Gum Disease

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Gum disease in children has become a widespread problem. Experts say that most children have gum disease, but their parents may not know it. Learn some simple tips to spot and stop the problem.

Symptoms of a Struggle

Gum disease reveals itself in many different ways. That’s why it’s vital for parents to stay aware of their child’s dental health. If your child experiences any of the following symptoms, schedule an appointment with their pediatric dentist immediately to prevent long-term trouble:

  • Bleeding of the gums while brushing and flossing
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Tenderness when gums are touched
  • Pain when brushing
  • Discomfort when chewing
  • Gum recession

Words of Wisdom on Treating Children’s Gum Disease

Experts agree that treating gum disease is easiest in its earliest stages. Often, a child’s complaints about swollen gums will be the first indication. But parents also need to make sure that their child practices good dental hygiene habits, as well as check their teeth and gums regularly. If there are signs of a possible problem, parents must take their child to the pediatric dentist immediately for a complete check-up and cleaning. Only the child’s pediatric dentist can determine the best treatment.

Prevention Pointers for Parents

It’s always better to prevent a problem that to treat it, which is why parents need to remain on top of their child’s dental health. To help a child avoid having to go through gum disease, experts advise these helpful hints:

  • Proper brushing and flossing on a regular basis
  • Get your child a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent damage to gums and teeth
  • Take your child to a pediatric dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleanings
  • Ask your pediatric dentist if your child could benefit from an anti-bacterial mouth rinse
  • Substitute sugary foods and drinks with healthier alternatives
  • Get your child a mouth-guard if they clench or grind their teeth while they sleep

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Kennesaw, call Dental One Associates of Kennesaw today at (404) 381-1480 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Kennesaw. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Kennesaw, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Kennesaw.

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