Gingivitis: Tackling Gum Disease in Children

Gingivitis: The Unseen Culprit

Gingivitis is often overlooked in children but can lead to serious dental issues. Here’s what you need to know.

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums, often due to plaque buildup.

Symptoms: What to Look ForClose up of boy having his teeth examined by a dentist for gingivitis

  1. Red Gums: Especially at the base of the teeth.
  2. Bleeding: Often during brushing or flossing.
  3. Bad Breath: That persists even after brushing.

Causes: The Root of the Problem

  1. Poor Oral Hygiene: The primary cause.
  2. Diet: High sugar intake can contribute.
  3. Hormonal Changes: Such as during puberty.

Treatment: Nipping it in the Bud

  1. Improved Oral Care: Brushing and flossing.
  2. Dental Cleanings: To remove plaque.
  3. Antibacterial Mouthwash: For persistent cases.

Next Steps

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