While you may pay the most attention to your children’s teeth, the area around—the gums—is also sensitive to problems and needs to be cared for and examined regularly. Gingivitis is a disease that attacks the gums, and it is actually quite common and mild, but if left untreated it can lead to serious issues in the future such as periodontitis. These more serious developments from gingivitis can make gums so weak, that you might loose teeth.
That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on your child’s gums. There are several warning signs that they have developed gingivitis, and the faster you get it treated, the less likely they are to develop serious issues later on.
The signs that your child might have contracted this gum disease include: bleeding gums, excessive bad breath, gums separating from teeth, and bright redness. If you have seen these signs in your child’s mouth, a trip to the dentist is the best way to reverse these irritating symptoms.
Of course, the best way to treat gingivitis is by avoiding it all together. By teaching your child to brush their teeth twice a day, helping them to floss regularly, and going for check-ups at the dentist there is not need for them to ever have bleeding gums, bad breath, or the worry of future, more serious problems.