Halloween is less than two weeks, and many kids will be indulging in all the goodies that they can’t have during the rest of the year. There are different schools of thought about whether or not parents should let their child have any sweet treats. But if you plan to allow your little one to indulge, you must remember to schedule a post-Halloween checkup with their dentist.
Gum Disease Is a Problem for Kids Too
The reason you don’t let your child routinely eat candy is that you know it promotes tooth decay. But did you also know that kids are also at risk for gum disease just like you are?
In fact, gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease, is very common among children. Common symptoms are inflamed or swollen gums, but the good news is that gingivitis is treatable and preventable. Their dentist will most likely schedule a thorough cleaning and review proper oral hygiene habits and nutrition that supports a healthy smile.
Sometimes, though, untreated gingivitis advances to periodontitis, an aggressive form of gum disease that is relatively common in teens and young adults. Untreated periodontitis can lead to numerous oral health problems including tooth loss.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are looking for children's dentistry to help protect your child against gingivitis and gum disease in the Glenmont, NY 12077 area, please call Bethlehem Town Family Dental to arrange an appointment with Dr. Henry Huang.