Common Dental Problems In Children

Common Dental Problems In Children

They love chocolates and candies. They are not really fans of brushing their teeth twice a day. That’s one of the reasons why children are more prone to having dental problems more than others.

The Common Dental problems in children are:

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: This is one of the most common and also dangerous dental problems in children if overlooked. If your child constantly needs a bottle or a sippy cup in their hands, please DO NOT give it to them.

Common Dental problems

It doesn’t matter what you give them in the sippy cup or bottle, be it cow’s milk or buffalo’s or even powder or even juice, they all HAVE SUGAR!. The constant sugar intake from this eventually affects the baby’s teeth to a great extent.

The bacteria in the child’s mouth tends to feed on the sugar, leading to tooth decay. Water is the only drink they should be drinking all the time to prevent these common dental problem of tooth decay.

Thumb Sucking: Another habit which can lead to common dental problems in children and most ignored ones is thumb sucking.

All children suck on their thumbs or fingers in their early ages. If this continues even after they are five years old, then the thumb sucking will affect the growth of teeth.

Thumb Sucking

Pediatric dental problems such as thumb sucking eventually leads to problems with the alignment of the teeth, alignment of jaws and development of speech.

Lip Sucking: Lip sucking is basically placing the lower lip between the upper and lower sets of teeth and then sucking on it. This is a dangerous habit which can lead to common dental problems in children. Lip sucking can affect speech and cause difficulty in speaking clearly.

Lip Sucking

Early Tooth Loss: Most children lose teeth due to decay or injury. If a child loses teeth before the permanent teeth are ready to come, it can cause a shift in the alignment of the milk teeth and permanent teeth, which is a cause of common dental problems.

Chocolates and Sweets: They love chocolates and candies. They are not really fans of brushing their teeth twice a day. That’s one of the reasons why children are more prone to having dental problems more than others.

Dental problems in children need to be identified and diagnosed at early stage so that there can be some form of treatment done. We at GA Dental love children and taking care of their teeth. If there is an issue with the teeth, we will make sure that these common dental problems in children, become uncommon.

About Dr. Gowtham Kattamuri 

 Dr. Gowtham has done his BDS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2006 and  MDS – Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics from Dr. MGR Medical University in 2010. He is a skilled Endodontist with an experience of over 10 years. Dr. Gowtham is specialized in replacement of teeth, Dental Implants, prosthetics for maxillofacial defects such as artificial eye, ear, nose and orbital defects, Smile Makeovers with laminates, Zirconia, veneers metal free ceramics. He also performs general dental procedures such as restorations and extractions. He also is trained as an International Patient Coordinator.     

ABOUT THE CLINIC:

GA Dental Clinics is a standout amongst the all the famous dental hospitals in Hyderabad, owing to the world class infrastructure it has, and the utility of leading edge technology at the clinic. Besides its unique infrastructure and highly qualified specialists, GA Dental believes in delivering services at par with global standards.

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