Prevention of gum diseases in children

  • By Team TDO

The start of disease indicates gingivitis, which further leads to periodontitis:

  1. Gums bleed even with regular flossing and brushing of the teeth
  2. Swollen and tender bright red gums
  3. Receding gums
  4. Bad breath which persists even after proper brushing and flossing.

How to prevent gum disease in children:

  1. Proper oral hygiene, with regular brushing of teeth. Adults should brush kid’s teeth once in a week.
  2. Kids should brush their teeth for at least 2-3 minutes.
  3. Floss daily, preferably before bedtime, to remove bacteria causing food particles that lurk between the teeth.
  4. Regular visits to dentist are important to maintain the health of kid’s gums, and also for the early detection of oral health problems. Should visit at least twice a year. Parents should also keep a check on their kid’s gums between dental visits to look for signs of periodontal disease.