There are a lot of things going on in your life if you have kids! As a result, you do your best to keep their oral health high on the priority list. While keeping up with the daily details of brushing and flossing are something you’re getting pretty good at, identifying gingivitis might not be quite as easy. Let your Riverside children’s dentist offer some further guidance, so you’re on track with keeping kids’ gums healthy and safe.

Look Closely!

If you’re just taking a quick glance at your kids smiles after they brush and floss and throughout the day, your Riverside children’s dentist suggests you slow it down occasionally. Watch to make sure kids are brushing and flossing correctly. See if their gums look pink and flat, rather than red, purple, and puffy. Make sure gums aren’t bleeding. If they are, give us a call.

Remember: You Still Need Checkups

Just because gums look okay and all seems well doesn’t mean you can detect everything! We might find and help you stop gingivitis before you even see that anything is happening. So, remember those checkups for your son or daughter two times a year. They’re very important.

If We Say Treat It, Get Serious!

If we let you know your child has gingivitis, then this is not something to take lightly. Of course, we don’t want you to fly into a panic either. Simply recognize that your Riverside children’s dentist has detected the beginnings of gum disease. At this point, they will reverse and go away with proper care. Follow those suggestions to protect your child’s smile with exceptional ease (and from very serious complications).

Protect Your Kid’s Gums With Our Care

Bring your child in for care and pay close attention to the details. If we detect gingivitis, we can help guide your child’s smile back to good health. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.