While advanced gum disease isn’t common in kids, it IS common for them to have gingivitis, the early stages of the disease. It’s important to treat gum disease in your child ASAP, as the later stages can result in lasting dental damage – like gum recession and even loss of teeth.
Symptoms of gingivitis are the same in children as in adults, including:
- Tender gums
- Gums that appear red instead of pink
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Chronic bad breath
If you notice these symptoms in your child, don’t wait for their next dental exam. Bring them in for a deep cleaning so we can get their smile healthy again!
The best way to prevent gum disease is through good oral hygiene. So let us help your child create good hygiene habits through regular visits to our office. We’re happy to provide tips on brushing and flossing!