We all must maintain a proper oral hygiene routine, and as a parent; you will have to establish this in your children from their childhood. As your baby turns six months, you can start these practices.
It is essential that as your children grow and start doing these things on their own, you pass on this knowledge to them. Educate them so they can set daily, weekly and monthly goals.
Here are some dental diseases and their treatments your children may have to face in their pre-teenage:
This habit develops in childhood and is entirely unhealthy. For some children, the problem is sorted as their teeth erupt, but in some cases, children continue this habit and can lead to the enamel’s erosion. This can, in turn, lead to tooth decay and sensitivity.
If your child faces this issue, make sure they use a night guard while sleeping and speak to our dentist for treatments.
In most cases, where there is an extensive amount of plaque collected on the teeth and gums, it can lead to the tooth’s decaying. The bacteria on the teeth converts the sugars you eat into acids. This acid then breaks down the enamel of your teeth and causes cavities. Hence its recommended you follow a proper diet plan and visit your dentist regularly for checkups. If the damage is at primary levels, your dentist will work his magic and fix it with white fillings and inlays, but if the damage is extensive, you will have to have your tooth extracted.
If you feel your child is experiencing any such issues; you should immediately visit one of our dentists at Village Park Family Dental. Our expert dentists will be able to review your child’s condition and suggest a treatment plan. Your child may not be at the right age for braces yet; hence the dentist will propose an alternate solution for the time being. Call us at 281-376-4444 to book an appointment now.