Taking care of your child’s dental health is incredibly important. Making sure that kids have a healthy oral environment not only helps their mouths stay healthy in the present but creates a good environment for their permanent teeth to grow into. While advanced periodontal disease is rare in children, they are still prone to develop earlier stages of the disease known as gingivitis and the condition can be chronic. If your child suffers from chronic gingivitis, it is vital that it be treated before it can create serious, long lasting side effects, and our team of South Gate dentists is here to help at Children’s Dental Group.
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Though children are rarely known to develop more advanced stages of periodontal disease, meaning more advanced stages of gingivitis, leaving the condition untreated can still be incredibly unhealthy for their overall oral health. Gingivitis is when the gum tissue swells, becomes red, and bleeds easily. Not only is the condition unhealthy, but it is also uncomfortable. Gingivitis can make it painful for kids to brush their teeth, making them less keen on developing important dental hygiene habits that they need as they get older. Not only that, but leaving this condition untreated can affect their overall oral health, affecting their baby teeth and the health of their permanent teeth when they erupt. Here at Children’s Dental Group, our team of South Gate dentists is more than equipped to give your children the treatment they need in an environment that makes them feel comfortable and at ease. Our dentists can help clean your child’s teeth, getting rid of stubborn plaque from hard to reach areas, especially the gumline.
These intensive cleanings can help prevent the condition from worsening and with continued treatment can help eliminate it entirely. But in order for this treatment to be successful, regular visits for cleanings are required alongside brushing and flossing daily at home. Our South Gate dentists here at Children’s Dental Group can not only clean your kids’ teeth but can help teach them how to clean their own teeth at home the way they should, instilling proper dental hygiene habits that will stay with them in order to keep their mouths as healthy as possible.
Children are particularly susceptible to tooth decay, so being aware of the common causes will be enormously helpful in keeping her or him from suffering the effects of it. At Children’s Dental Group, we know that by working together with you, we can prevent your child from getting cavities. Of course, a twice yearly visit to our South Gate pediatric dentist for an exam along with x-rays and a professional cleaning is essential to good dental health. If cavities have started to form, they can be filled and further erosion stopped in its tracks.
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Probably the most notorious culprit in the saga of childhood tooth decay is sugar. Children love anything that is sweet and we don’t like to deny our children an occasional treat. But candy, soda, and other sugary snacks are a big reason that children get cavities. And don’t be fooled by juice. Sure, juice is more healthful than the empty calories of a soda, but it is still loaded with sugar. Our South Gate pediatric dentist says that It is best to limit foods with sugar and to brush your child’s teeth immediately after. If this is not possible, at least rinse their teeth as a viable substitute. In addition, snacks such as cheese, yogurt, and milk can act as mouth cleansing agents and protect against plaque, which plays a big role in both tooth decay and gum disease.
Another cause of childhood tooth decay is when babies fall asleep with a bottle in their mouth. This allows the liquid to pool around his or her teeth. And even if the bottle contains formula or breast milk, your child’s mouth bacteria convert the sugars into acids. This leads to the erosion of tooth enamel. While this applies to very young children, other causes that are applicable to all children include not brushing and flossing regularly or as thoroughly as is needed. Developing good technique is something that our South Gate pediatric dentist can help you with. It only takes a few adjustments and a little tenacity to make a huge difference in your child’s dental health. And there is nothing more important than keeping tooth decay from cutting a path through your child’s teeth.