Early diagnosis is important for successful treatment of periodontal diseases. Therefore, it is important that children receive a periodontal examination as part of routine dental visits. You should know that an advanced form of periodontal disease may be an early sign that your child is a systemic disease.
Consideration should be given a general medical evaluation for children with severe periodontitis, especially if it appears resistant to therapy.
Many medications can cause dry mouth or create other threats to oral health. Be sure to tell your dental professional about all other medicines that family members are taking.
Watch your family to see if someone has a habit of grinding your teeth. Teeth grinding can increase the risk of developing periodontal disease as well as cause teeth to fracture or chip. Dentists can make custom splints to prevent teeth grinding at night.
The researchers suggest that periodontal disease can be passed in saliva. This means that the contact of saliva in families may put children and couples at risk for periodontal disease of another family member. If a family member has periodontal disease, all family members should see a dental professional to receive a periodontal evaluation.
The most important preventive measure against periodontal disease is to establish good oral habits in their children. There are three basic preventive measures to help your child maintain good oral health:
* Institutions oral health habits early. When your child is 12 months, you can begin using toothpaste when brushing his teeth. However, use only one drop of toothpaste and press into the bristles so your child will not eat. And when the spaces between the teeth close, it is important to start flossing.
* É a good role model, practice good oral health habits.
* Set up for family visits for regular dental checkups, periodontal evaluations and cleanings.
* Examine your child’s mouth to see if there are signs of periodontal disease, including bleeding gums, swelling and redness of the gums, receding gums and bad breath.
If your child has poor oral health habits now, make an effort for your child to change now. It is easier to modify these habits in a child than an adult. As your child models behavior with you, it is logical that you should be a positive example with their oral hygiene habits. The healthy smile, good breath and strong teeth all contribute to the sense of personal appearance of the young as well as their confidence and self esteem.