Gingivitis is caused by a bacterial infection in your child’s mouth. It can lead to serious dental problems and affect your child’s overall health.
Gingivitis can be prevented with daily brushing and flossing and regular dental check-ups. Call Kool Smiles today to set up an appointment and learn other ways gingivitis can be treated.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that causes redness and swelling of your child’s gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a much more serious gum disease (periodontitis), which damages the gums and bone that support your child’s teeth.
Periodontitis can make your child’s teeth fall out and eventually lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious health problems.
Without regular brushing and flossing, food can get trapped in the space between the gums and the teeth. This trapped food will grow bacteria that can cause gingivitis.
You can help your child prevent gingivitis by encouraging brushing and flossing twice a day. Thorough daily cleanings can help remove trapped food and prevent bacteria from staying on your kids’ teeth.
Regular trips to the dentist will also ensure that your kids’ teeth stay free from the plaque and tartar that can cause gingivitis.
Kool Smiles makes it easy to schedule and afford regular dental check-ups for your kids. We offer family-friendly offices and dental professionals who know how to put your kids at ease in the dentist’s chair.
We accept most types of insurance, including Medicaid and TRICARE. Find a Kool Smiles location near you, or call us today to schedule an appointment.
American Academy of Periodontology: https://www.perio.org/consumer/other-diseases
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