Common Dental Problems in Children

Common Dental Problems in Children

Posted by SimpliSmiles on Mar 24 2022, 05:58 AM

Parents want the best for their children. When it comes to dental health, it’s essential to develop oral hygiene habits from the time they have milk teeth. Dental problems are common among children of all ages. None of us can think of a childhood without a toothache!

Tooth Decay

In the USA, tooth decay is the most common disease after the common cold. It’s common among kids and adults. Tooth decay and cavities are caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth. Without proper care, the plaque can cause enamel erosion and cavities. If left untreated, the bacteria gets deep into the teeth, causing severe toothache, sensitivity, and pus formation. 

Thumb Sucking

Most young ones have the habit of thumb sucking. It’s usually a habit developed from breastfeeding. But it affects the way your child’s teeth develop. Chronic thumb sucking can lead to an open bite, which means the upper front teeth don’t touch the lower front teeth. Thus, they find it hard to bite, chew, or even speak. 

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can happen any time — when the kids are playing, riding a bike, or fighting. Such accidents can result in a chipped or fractured tooth, or, in severe cases, even a knocked-out permanent tooth. 

Dental Anxiety

Alongside children, many adults are afraid to visit a dentist. Dental anxiety can delay your child’s dental checkups and cleanings. So, you should make their visits more relaxing and enjoyable. 

It’s better to choose a pediatric dentist with prior experience. They will make it less scary for your kids. Also, ensure that your child develops a good dental hygiene routine. 

Orthodontic Problems

Most children have teeth disorders such as open bite, underbite, overbite, or space problems. We recommend that you take your child to an orthodontist around the age of seven. It’s not merely about a beautiful smile, rather the misalignment of their teeth may cause cracked teeth, jaw problems, and much more. 

Pediatric Gingivitis

You might have thought that only adults have gum disease, but it’s also common among children. Gingivitis can cause redness, inflammation, and bleeding. If untreated, it turns into gum disease. With proper dental hygiene such as brushing and flossing, it can be prevented. 

Simpli Smiles offers the best possible dental treatment to resolve your dental problems. For inquiries and appointments, call us at (516) 336-4902 or (516) 756-0111, or visit our offices at 400 S Oyster Bay Rd #105, Hicksville, NY 11801 or 297 Main Street Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY 11735. 

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