Here are a few tell-tale signs of common dental concerns in children.
- Brown spots on molars – Please note that brown spots on molars (back teeth) range from stain to cavities. If you have a concern about brown spots this is one of the primary reasons you should visit a Pediatric Dentist.
- Discolored front teeth – Usually from an injury such as a fall or a bump, usually not a concern unless your child has pain, difficulty eating or a swelling. Please visit your Pediatric Dentist as any of these symptoms are considered a pediatric dental emergency.
- Bleeding gums – It is not unusual to see mild bleeding upon brushing your child’s teeth. Plaque and gingivitis are common in kids due to frequent snacking and difficult brushing habits. See your Pediatric Dentist every 6 months to help minimize bleeding gums.
- Grinding Habits – It is normal for children to grind their teeth, usually from the eruption of the first tooth sometimes up until they are 7 to 8 years old. Grinding is not a major concern unless there is associated TMJ pain or aggressive wearing of the permanent teeth.
These are some of the most commonly expressed concerns that Dr. Nadia has heard from many parents. If you have any questions or concerns please call our office 973-232-5448.