At Children’s Dental Group, our Carson CA dentist knows how important it is for children to have healthy gums and teeth. We recommend all patients come in once a year for a teeth cleaning and to check for cavities that can lead to gum disease. We also educate children and give them all the tools they need to practice proper oral health care on a daily basis. Gingivitis and gum disease can be kept at bay with good oral hygiene.
Healthy gums are imperative to a healthy mouth. Bacteria can hide in the pockets that are below teeth and gums, causing decay and gum disease. If the pockets get deeper than 4mm, a procedure called a deep cleaning is necessary to get into the pockets and clean out the bacteria. The bacteria can cause eventual tooth loss if it is not removed, as well as plaque and tartar. This can be prevented in children with good oral health and sealants, which can help block the teeth off from food debris and harmful bacteria.
Gum disease can be prevented with daily brushing and flossing, and children should be taught how to properly do both. Even if gum disease sets in when patients are teenagers or adults, they can manage their gum problems and even reverse them so that gums become healthy again. If caught early enough, gums can revert back to a healthier state and gum disease kept at bay. Good oral health habits, brushing and flossing can go a long way with helping to reverse gum disease and getting the mouth clean and healthy. At Children’s Dental Group, our Carson CA dentist makes learning oral care fun so that children will want to come back for every appointment. Our offices are relaxed and clean, and our staff friendly and accommodating. We treat patients both young and old with the care and respect they deserve.