At Kew Dentistry, we know how important oral hygiene is for children. Although they may not have their permanent teeth yet, damaging baby teeth can have harmful implications for their broader health. Read in to find out the most common dental problems we see in children at Kew Dentistry.
1. Tooth Decay
Tooth decay, or cavities, are the most common issue in children, usually because it is difficult to ensure their teeth are brushed effectively. This can also be caused b.
2. Teeth sensitivity
Although many see tooth sensitivity as an adult problem, it is a common issue in children too. Children’s enamel is thinner than adults, and can more easily be worn down resulting in pain with hot or cold foods. While sensitivity may not be serious, sometimes it can point to a deeper issue. Therefore it is best to get this checked by your dentist.
3. Dental emergencies
Kids will be kids! Often we see children for emergency appointments when they have fallen, or been hit in some way that has damaged their teeth. From chips, breaks, cracks, or even teeth that are completely knocked out, we have seen it all. Our dental team at Kew Dentistry is well equipped to deal with any emergency situation.
4. Gingivitis and Gum Disease
Marked by red, swollen, or bleeding gums, gingivitis and gum disease are very common in children. This is primarily due to poor oral hygiene. The best way to avoid this is ensuring your child brushes and flosses daily. Not only will this reduce the likelihood of gum disease, it will also ensure they develop good lifelong dental habits.
5. Dental anxiety and fear
Many children are scared when they come to the dentist. The tools and sounds can be scary, and any memories of pain at previous visits can result in resistance. At Kew Dentistry we go the extra mile to ensure your child is happy and comfortable during their appointment. Additionally, we would recommend teaching your child about the importance of oral care, so that they appreciate the necessity for dentist visits.