Gum disease in children : what to do

Gingivitis - an inflammation of the gums that affects both adults and children.Gingivitis can occur for various reasons.

main reason why children are vulnerable to gingivitis, is the lack of immunity in the oral cavity.Its formation begins to seven years and ends at puberty.Therefore, the oral children should be carefully monitored: go and see a dentist regularly, and pay due attention to proper hygiene.


Ideally, you need to brush your teeth after every meal, but for various reasons this is not always possible.This is especially difficult for children who are brushing your teeth, and once a day - real punishment.

Nevertheless, lack of care for teeth and oral cavity - the most common cause of gingivitis in children.Accumulated bacteria harmful to the baby gums.Over time, plaque turns into tartar, and the situation is getting worse.

Caries, lowered immunity, and various gastrointestinal disease, deficiency of vitamins and minerals, gum injury, taking certain medications, and hormonal disrup

tions in the body - all of which can contribute greatly to the development of gingivitis.


Acute gingivitis observed redness of the gums, their swollen and bleeding, fever and bad breath.Acute inflammation causes pain, and the baby may refuse to brush their teeth.It may be accompanied by the appearance of small ulcers.


important when the first symptoms of inflammation begin treatment, because it can otherwise be a number of complications and to develop more serious disease - periodontitis.

Chronic gingivitis may be accompanied by the growth of the gums, which in the future may cover part of the neck of the tooth or the entire tooth entirely.

The earlier treatment starts, the less it will take time and effort.The dentist will examine the oral cavity and identify the cause of inflammation.Then remove plaque and conduct disinfection.

may appoint different dentist mouth rinse.This solution may be sodium salt or hydrogen peroxide or oak bark broth and others.

In order to prevent the development of gingivitis, you need time to change your toothbrush to teach the child to use dental floss to buy a good toothpaste and monitor the overall health and immune system.

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