The plaque, or gum, that kids develop in their mouths and noses can cause dental problems in adulthood.
But for some people, it can be even more serious.
Dr Paul O’Connell from the University of Queensland’s Dental Institute says if the plaque isn’t removed, plaque will build up over time and may lead to tooth decay.
“If you don’t remove the plaque, it goes on to form cavities,” he says.
“The more cavities you have, the more tooth decay you have.
So if you have cavities that are not removed, the decay will build.”
O’Connell says if a child isn’t getting dental treatment, they could also be at risk of developing the condition.
“It’s very important to see that a child is getting regular dental care,” he explains.
“Children who are not getting proper dental care in their home or school could be at high risk of gum disease.”
Dentists say it’s crucial that children and teens get regular dental treatment.
Dr O’Donnell says if you don.t have regular dental visits or brushing and flossing, your child may be at greater risk of getting cavities.
“We would strongly advise parents to check whether or not their child has dental issues,” he adds.
“For young children, it may be a case of just brushing and brushing and then flossings.”
And for older children, a tooth brushing and a floss is probably the most important thing to do for them to keep their teeth healthy and strong.
“Oral health specialist Dr Peter McEwen from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne says children with gum disease need regular visits to see their dentist.”
They should also see a dentist as part of their routine,” he said.”
To have a proper, clean, healthy, healthy dental procedure in your home is key.
“Even a small amount of plaque can be a problem, and even a very small amount can lead to gum disease.”
A plaque can cause gum disease if it’s there in an abnormal place, and then it can become a serious disease.
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