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Common Dental Problems in Children to Be Aware

Some habits can affect your child’s oral health. Even though baby teeth eventually give way to permanent teeth, maintaining the condition of the baby teeth is crucial for a child’s general health and well-being. Your children’s dentist in Mint Hill will happily help you with your child´s dental health. We are committed to giving them a safe, comfy, and fun dental experience.    

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Oral Health Problems in Children

  • Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

It occurs when a baby’s teeth come into contact with sugars from liquids regularly, such as milk, formula, fruit juice, or any other sweet beverage. It’s important to have them consistently brush their teeth to ward off cavities. 

  • Thumb Sucking

Infants who suck on their thumbs, fingers, pacifiers, or toys are normal. However, dental issues may arise if thumb sucking persists past the age of five when the permanent teeth start to erupt. The frequency, force, and length of the sucking of the teeth may cause them to fall out of alignment and develop an overbite.  

  • Pushing the Tongue

The practice of “tongue thrusting” involves pushing the tongue’s tip forward against the lips to seal the mouth before swallowing. Like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting places pressure on the front teeth, forcing them out of alignment and causing them to protrude. This results in an overbite and may hinder the development of speech.  

  • Early Tooth Loss

When teeth are lost before the permanent teeth erupt, the neighboring teeth may shift or tip. There might not be enough space when a permanent tooth tries to burst into its opening. A new tooth could emerge tilted. Numerous issues might arise as a result of crooked or misaligned teeth. 

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Teaching your kids about the importance of visiting their dentist is essential. Trust in our dentist in Mint Hill and contact us today.  

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