Children Gum Health
Keeping Their Teeth Healthy for a Lifetime
It’s possible for children to knock out a tooth occasionally, but the biggest reason for lost teeth is gum disease. From your child’s very first visit, our goal is to teach them proper oral hygiene so they never have to face gum disease.
This is because gum disease can be serious business. It’s often painless, right up until the teeth are gone. Patients might not notice bleeding gums when they brush or floss, or that teeth are loose and shifty. The more it progresses, the worse it can be.
Gum disease may not be something you’re worried about when your children are young, but prevention starts now. The sooner they understand how important proper brushing and flossing are, and the sooner they establish the right habits, the better off they’ll be in the long run. This is why the team at Clinton Callahan, DMD, Pediatric Dentistry puts such emphasis on education and setting good habits early.