Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park
7867 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33626

What Prompts the Pain of Gum Disease in Children?

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Periodontal disease doesn’t only affect adults. Children and teenagers can also get gum disease, but many parents are unaware that their child may be at risk. Discover the facts and factors that can affect your child’s smile.

Poor Oral Hygiene Habits

A good, healthy smile depends on good dental hygiene. In children, poor dental hygiene habits are often the cause of gum disease. When gum disease goes without treatment, it can extend into the bones of the teeth, which is known as periodontal disease. The best way to prevent gum disease in children is by teaching them good dental habits from an early age. Since children often learn by following their parent’s habits, it’s important to make dental care a family affair.

The Harm of Heredity

Did you know that genetics play a very large part in your child’s overall dental health? Research shows that children whose parents are at high risk for periodontal disease also have a higher chance of developing this problem. If these conditions run in the family, it’s important to be proactive to reduce the risk of gum disease in children. Check that your child has a healthy hygiene routine at home and visits the dentist regularly for affordable dental care.

Hormones Produce Problems

As kids turn into teens, their fluctuating hormones can actually increase their risk of periodontal disease. See, their dental health can be undermined by their hormones, with sudden hormonal changes causing their gums to become more sensitive and easily inflamed by plaque. Since teens are prone to these problems, they must have a good dental hygiene routine and regularly see a dentist to get the affordable dental care they need.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Citrus Park, call Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park today at (813) 448-3957 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Citrus Park. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park.

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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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