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Common Dental Problems Children Experience


It’s possible for your child to experience different dental traumas and accidents while playing outside. As a parent, it’s important to take care of your child while they are playing and enjoying their time. It’s necessary to have regular visits with a pediatric dentist who can teach you how you should take care of your child’s oral health and smile. You can visit our experienced pediatric dentists at Eagle Family Dentistry to gain all the needed information as a parent and keep your child happily smiling all the time. Many common dental problems in children are similar to those we experience as adults. But it’s important to know your child’s teeth and jaw are still growing, and they are soft and young. Therefore, untreated dental problems can cause teeth development problems for your child, leading to more serious issues as your child grows up. So, it’s your responsibility to understand common pediatric dental problems and why they occur to prevent them in the best way possible.

Dental Emergencies

This group of dental problems can happen at virtually any time. There are many scenarios in which a dental emergency can happen for your child and cause pain and discomfort. Dental emergencies bring your child many unpleasant consequences, such as teeth chipping, breaking, or cracking. In such cases, an experienced pediatric dentist is the only one who can save your child’s oral health.

Orthodontic Problems

Misaligned and crooked teeth are so common among children. In fact, you can barely find a child with perfectly straight teeth without any intervention. Fortunately, pediatric dentistry offers a wide range of orthodontic treatments that can help your child smile without feeling ashamed. There are many reasons behind tooth misalignment, including genetics, the size, and the shape of your child’s jaw. You can visit a pediatric dentist for the first orthodontic consultation when your child is around the age of seven or eight. Many orthodontic options exist, such as Invisalign treatment, but remember that braces are still the best choice for children as it’s hard to maintain clear aligners at that age.

Tooth Decay

Most children can’t brush and floss their teeth correctly and love to have a sugar-heavy diet. Poor oral hygiene and sugar are two main causes of tooth decay in children. As a parent, you need to supervise your child to brush and floss their teeth to prevent tooth decay. You should also visit a pediatric dentist with your child to have regular oral cleaning and examination once in a while. These frequent checkups preserve your child’s oral health.

Teeth Grinding

Some children are used to grind their teeth while sleeping. It’s a damaging habit that can lead to different problems. Therefore, a pediatric dentist will design a mouth guard customized for your child to protect your teeth.

As a parent, your child’s health should be your priority, and knowing how to take care of your child’s smile is important! You can visit our experienced pediatric dentists for more information.

Dr. Saeed Meshksar

Dr. Saeed Meshksar encourages quality dental care, which includes prevention of dental disorders. He is committed to provide a caring, friendly and positive dental experience to his patients

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