What is the role of gum diseases in men?
Are women more prone to gum diseases?
Why should pregnant women be concerned about periodontitis?
What are the signs of gum diseases in children?
What are the types of gum diseases seen in children?
• Chronic gingivitis is normal in infants. Normally, it causes the gum tissue to swell, to turn red, and to bleed easily.
• Aggressive periodontitis may affect otherwise healthy young people. It is marked by a significant loss of alveolar bone and, ironically, patients usually have very little dental plaque or calculus. It can be localized aggressive periodontitis or generalized aggressive periodontitis. Localized aggressive periodontitis affects molars and incisor, whereas generalized affects the entire mouth.
Is the incidence of gum disease associated with age?
What is menstruation gingivitis?
How can parents take care of their child’s gum health?
• Establish good oral hygiene habits early on. When your child is 12 months old, start using toothpaste when you brush his or her teeth. It's necessary to start flossing when the gap between your child's teeth closes.
• Be a positive role model by maintaining good oral hygiene habits.
• Schedule routine dental appointments for family examinations, periodontal examination, and cleaning.
• Check the child's mouth for symptoms of periodontal disease, like bleeding gums, swollen and red gums, gums moving away from the teeth, and bad breath.