PERIODONTICS : Could your child be at risk for periodontal disease?

While gum disease or periodontal disease is most often associated with adults, people of all ages, including children, are at risk of periodontitis. 

As children move into their teen years, the hormones involved in puberty place teens at a greater risk of periodontal disease. 


The gums become more sensitive with the increase in blood flow due to the rising hormone levels. Having persistent at-home oral care regimen is a critical step in your child’s fight against periodontal disease. 

But sometimes brushing and flossing are simply not enough. Having your child’s teeth cleaned twice a year, or as recommended, is crucial. 

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