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Expert Advice on Treating Children’s Gum Disease

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If your child complains of sore or swollen gums, they may have gotten gum disease. Surprisingly, a majority of children have gum disease and parents never notice until a dentist discovers it. But if gum disease is treated in its early stages, it can be easily reversed. Discover what you need to know to protect your child’s smile.

Signs of Suffering

Many parents assume that gum disease only strikes adults, so many are uncertain about treating children’s gum disease. Yet gum disease reveals itself in a variety of symptoms, so parents must be aware of what signals dental damage. 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
  • Brushing becomes painful
  • Discomfort when chewing
  • Gum recession

Trusted Tips on Treating Children’s Gum Disease

Fortunately, gum disease can be treated and defeated if it’s caught 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. Then, the dentist can determine the problem and proceed with the best care for the child.

Preventing the Problem

Prevention is always better than treatment, so parents should be pro-active about protecting their child’s dental health. To help a child avoid having to go through gum disease, experts advise these helpful hints:

  • A regular brushing and flossing routine
  • Get your child a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging tooth enamel and gums
  • Take your child to a pediatric dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleanings
  • Get your child a mouth-guard if they grind or clench their teeth at night
  • Ask your pediatric dentist if your child could benefit from an anti-bacterial mouth rinse
  • Substitute sugary foods and drinks with healthier alternatives

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Orlando, call Advanced Dental Care at RDV Sportsplex today at (321) 594-2624 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Orlando. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care at RDV Sportsplex, 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 Advanced Dental Care at RDV Sportsplex.

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