Your child might not be able to say they’ve got toothache so it’s important that you can recognize the signs. Problems like gum disease – which shows up as sore and irritated gums – can be reversed if treated early. Loss of tooth enamel is not reversible. So if you see white spots on the teeth, have a dentist check it out, as this could indicate that the enamel is wearing away. When a child starts to get their adult teeth it is important that a dentist checks that the teeth are not overcrowded or impacted.
– Refusing favourite food might be a sign of pain or sensitivity
– Loss of baby teeth and arrival of new adult teeth can be problematic
– Early treatment is important
You can help your child maintain healthy teeth and a great smile.
“The earlier problems are taken care of, the better your child’s smile will be.”