Day: June 24, 2021

Can a Pacifier Cause Teeth Damage in Children?

Parents use pacifiers to provide soothing comfort to infants and reduce the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) because they are less likely to sleep deeply and more easily awakened. Teeth damage from a pacifier is unlikely to affect a child’s teeth up to toddlerhood to an extent that will require corrective measures such…

What Does it Mean if Your Teeth Hurt After Flossing?

Flossing is a good and necessary oral hygiene habit when done once a day, ideally before bedtime. Flossing removes food particles from between the teeth where your child’s toothbrush cannot reach and helps prevent cavities and gum disease. If your child complains that their teeth hurt after flossing, this may be due to minor discomfort,…

How to Spot and Treat Gingivitis in Children

Gingivitis in children and adolescents affects as high as 73 percent between the ages of 6 and 11. It causes inflammation of the gums in response to plaque that sits along the gumline, in surrounding gum tissues (sulcus), and between the teeth (gingival margin). Though it is the first stage and mildest form of periodontal…

Bad Habits that Can Hurt a Child’s Teeth

There are many bad dental habits that can harm your child’s teeth. Among the most common are avoiding dentist visits, teeth grinding, incorrect brushing techniques, thumb sucking, and a high-sugar diet. As a parent, it’s important to help promote good overall oral care for your child as they grow and develop, such as recognizing how…