No matter how old you are, once your teeth come in you should see the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. And yes, that means children, too; we love to see them come in for regular pediatric dentistry at Summer Kids Dental in Las Vegas.
As pediatric dentists, we have special training to manage issues in teeth and jaws that are still developing. Prompt attention to any oral health problem can spare your children discomfort, and spare you unnecessary expense.
The single most common issue with children’s teeth is cavities. No surprise there, right? Cavities are caused by bacteria and plaque that damage tooth enamel. That is what makes regular brushing and flossing so important, along with checkups and cleanings in our office.
Gum disease is less common in children, but it can and does happen. Extreme cases can result in tooth loss. The good news is that it is preventable with good dental care at home. And that means brushing and flossing twice a day.
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a fairly common problem in kids. It can damage the teeth, and cause children pain. A night guard is a good solution for kids who grind their teeth.