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What are common dental problems in kids?

Common dental problems in kids include cavities, teeth grinding, early tooth loss, and oral injuries.

Of course, cavities are the most common childhood dental issue, which is why your child’s dentist in Gretna may recommend a dental sealant to keep bacteria away from tooth enamel.

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is another common problem affecting children and adults. Our dentist can create a custom nightguard to prevent nighttime grinding and clenching.

It’s also essential to keep baby teeth healthy until it’s time for them to come out on their own. This is because baby teeth hold spaces for adult teeth and contribute to a level bite.

Finally, dental emergencies are common in childhood—sometimes due to rough play or during sports. Therefore, we provide prompt dental emergency treatment for patients of all ages.

Your Child’s Dentist in Gretna Promotes Prevention

Bring your child to the dentist twice yearly for checkups and teeth cleanings (when age appropriate). The dentist can ensure that teeth are healthy and there are no signs of bruxism.

Additionally, assist your young child in daily brushing and flossing to prevent cavities.

Children’s Dentistry Near Me

If you would like to arrange a dental visit for your child or have questions for the dentist, give us a call today.

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