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Recognizing Bad Habits That Can Affect Your Child’s Teeth

Gum Disease & Your Child

Posted on October 19, 2016

Recognizing Bad Habits That Can Affect Your Child’s Teeth

At Chawla Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry & Oral Surgery, we know that unfortunately, gum disease can exist in your child’s mouth without you even knowing. In fact, your child may be suffering from the beginning stages of periodontal (gum) disease without noticing any pain or discomfort. Since gum disease can be undetectable, it’s critical to watch for the warning signs in order to prevent the disease from growing worse!

If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment with our specialists as soon as possible:

  • Gums that are red or swollen
  • Gums that feel tender
  • Gums that bleed easily during brushing or flossing
  • Gums that are receding
  • Persistent halitosis (bad breath)
  • Loose teeth
  • Any change in the way teeth come together in the biting position

If your child is experiencing these symptoms, schedule an appointment right away by calling our orthodontist in Westmont & Villa Park, IL office and our team can diagnose the problem and begin treatment to save your child’s teeth!

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