What are the most common dental problems in children? 🦷

1. Tooth decay: most children aren’t great at brushing and flossing their teeth. This, coupled with some kids having a high-sugar diet, can cause sticky plaque to accumulate on the surface of the teeth which eventually wears down the tooth

2. Tooth sensitivity: sensitive teeth can be uncomfortable and disrupt your child during the day. These can be caused by several factors such as teeth grinding, acid erosion and orthodontic treatment.

3. Dental emergencies: Kids playing sports, roughhousing with friends or falling when riding a bike are scenarios where a dental accident can occur. This may involve teeth breaking and chipping.

4. Gum disease: children may experience gingivitis prior to gum disease, which involves swollen, red gums and bleeding when your child brushes. This can develop into gum disease if not treated properly, which causes gum recession and pain in the mouth.

5. Straight teeth: children are rarely born with perfectly straight teeth. Misaligned issues that are common in children include an overbite, under bite, open bite and spacing problems. Luckily, orthodontic treatments exist which can prevent these issues.

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