Helping Your Kids with Gum Disease

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You may know that gum disease is a serious problem that can lead to more serious issues. While this is true, would you be surprised to learn that some of the things you’ve heard about gum disease may not be completely accurate? This is especially true when it comes to children, who are actually as vulnerable to gum disease as adults are.

As you might have heard, there are several things you may need to do if you’re interested in avoiding gum disease, including brushing and flossing. This is true for children as well as adults. As you might know, convincing children to brush may be difficult, which is why you should consider brushing your child’s teeth and monitoring them when they brush on their own. We also recommend watching for common symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding or sensitive gums.

You see, if you don’t help your child avoid gum disease, you might ultimately have to help them deal with a number of serious problems. For example, if you don’t prevent gum disease, gums can actually pull away from teeth. If this happens, your child will probably have sensitive teeth. Gum disease might also lead to premature tooth loss since gum disease can affect your alveolar bone, which holds your teeth in place.

Luckily, there are a few things you can to do to help your child treat gum disease, though we strongly recommend visiting our dentist. If you’re interested in hearing more about your options or about what we can do keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong, we invite you to give Price Pediatric Dental a call at 435-637-9590. Dr. Trace M. Lund and our team look forward to receiving your call soon.