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Recognizing Gum Disease in Your Kids

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You’ve probably heard that gum disease is a serious problem that you should work hard to avoid. While this is true, did you know that some of the things you’ve heard about gum disease may not be true? This could be especially true when it comes to your child, who is as vulnerable to gum disease as you are.

As you may already know, there are a number of things you should do if you’re interested in avoiding gum disease, including brushing and flossing. This is also true for children. However, convincing your children to brush may be difficult. Still, you should brush your child’s teeth and monitor them while they brush on their own. You can also inspect your child’s teeth for common symptoms of gum disease, including bleeding or sensitive gums.

Sadly, if you don’t help your children avoid gum disease, they could experience a number of serious problems. In fact, if you don’t prevent gum disease, their gums could actually pull away from their teeth. This can lead to painful sensitivity. Gum disease could also lead to premature tooth loss because gum disease can affect your alveolar bone, which keeps your teeth in place.

Luckily, there are a number of things you might be able to do to help your child treat gum disease, though visiting our dentist is one of them. If you’re interested in learning more about what you could do, or about how we can help you stay healthy and strong, we invite you to give Smiles Unlimited a call at 925.344.5757. Dr. Rakhi Jani and our team are eager to receive your call.