Gums inflammation, or gingivitis, is a common condition that can affect children of all ages, including those with braces.
Gingivitis is caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth and gums, which can lead to redness, swelling, and bleeding. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to more serious forms of gum disease that can damage the gums and bones that support the teeth.
Gingivitis can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene habits. Encourage your child to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth. Using a mouthwash can also help reduce the risk of gingivitis.
If your child has braces, it’s important to pay extra attention to their oral hygiene routine. Braces can make it more difficult to clean the teeth and gums properly, so it’s important to use specialized tools like interdental brushes, floss threaders, and water flossers to clean around the brackets and wires.
Regular dental checkups and cleanings are also important for preventing gingivitis and other dental problems. During these visits, in Tandenfeest we can remove any plaque or tartar buildup and check for signs of gums inflammation or other issues.