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Pearl City Children’s Dentist Provides Essential Info About Gum Disease October 9, 2017

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Pearl City Children’s Dentist Provides Essential Info About Gum Disease , Ewa, Hawaii

Gum disease doesn’t only impact adults; kids can also fall prey to this condition, which is characterized by an inflammation of the gums. Here, the children’s dentists from Dentistry For Kids in Pearl City, HI, give you their expert insight into gum disease in children. Read on to find out more about the condition, its consequences, and how it can be prevented.

Gum disease has three phases. Left untreated, the earliest stage—gingivitis—can progress to periodontitis and, later, advanced periodontitis. In its most advanced state, the condition not only damages the gums, but it can also lead to the deterioration of teeth and surrounding bone structures. Tooth loss is one common consequence.

Symptoms of early-stage gum disease include swollen, red, or bleeding gums. Gums may also recede from the tooth. Persistent bad breath, even after teeth cleaning, is another indicator. If you notice these signs when caring for your little one’s teeth, check in with a dentist as soon as possible.

teeth cleaningThe good news is that gum disease can be easily prevented with good dental hygiene. This means brushing and flossing every day and visiting the dental clinic regularly. The American Dental Association recommends bringing kids to the dentist as soon as they get their first teeth—or by their first birthday, at the latest.

If your children’s dentist does confirm signs of gum disease, don’t panic. Odds are, the condition is still in its early stages. In this case, simple changes to your kid’s oral hygiene routine will generally be enough to reverse the disease’s progression. The dentist may also recommend extra measures, like a special mouth rinse.

For top-quality pediatric dental care in Pearl City, HI, look to Dentistry for Kids. These professionals are committed to providing the community’s children with excellent therapeutic and preventative dental oral care. When you visit, you’ll find a team of friendly staff, a welcoming office, and a relaxed atmosphere. Discover more about their practice online. For an appointment, call the children’s dentists directly at (808) 486-8881. 

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