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Did you know that children are also at risk for gingivitis? The bleeding of the gums in both children and adults is a witness that jumps to announce that something is happening in the supporting tissue of the teeth.
The main cause of the appearance of gum problems or gingivitis at an early age is the accumulation of bacterial plaque on the teeth and gums, especially when you don't have dental hygiene. If the plaque is not removed, there is an inflammation in the gums and as a result, their retraction. That is why it is essential that children have good and adequate dental hygiene habits.
There are symptoms that leave no doubt about gingivitis in children. A child can have gingivitis when they have:
- Inflammation and redness of the gums
- Tooth pain
- Bleeding when eating and when brushing teeth
- Sensation of the gums moving and that the teeth are separated
- Bad breath
- Abscesses in the gums, in some cases
To prevent gingivitis in children, in addition to monitoring and teaching children to have good oral hygiene, it is essential that parents take their children for a regular dental check-up since birth. Your child's first visit to the dentist should be between the time the first tooth appears (5 to 8 months) and the time all of his primary teeth are visible (before the age of 2.5 years). Children who have been used to cleaning their gums and brushing their teeth every day will be more comfortable visiting the dentist.
Other basic preventive measures to help your child have good oral health are:
1- Establish regular visits to the dentist, for checkups, evaluations and cleanings.
2- Teach the child to follow a regular tooth brushing routine. From the year of birth, the child can use a small amount of toothpaste to clean the teeth.
3- Examine and monitor the child's mouth to see if there are any signs of any periodontal disease such as swelling, abscesses, swelling, bad breath or bleeding.
4- Set an example. If parents practice good oral health habits, children will too.
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