There are some changes that might occur with your child’s smile or dental hygiene routine that aren’t really cause for concern. Things like your child’s first loose tooth, a sudden preference of one particular toothpaste flavor over another, and other shifts are just a natural part of being a kid! However, there are other changes that you might notice that will call for a dental visit with our Dallas, TX practice, just as soon as you can schedule one, to ensure all is well with your child’s oral health. Remember, it’s always better to make sure things are just fine than to hope and leave your little one’s oral health open to possible damage. See us soon!
The Onset Of Bad Breath (That Stays)
As you know, occasional bad breath is something that can happen to anyone and is usually the result of a very seasoned meal. However, if you recognize that your child is experiencing bad breath but, even with proper brushing and flossing, it doesn’t go away, it’s time to schedule a dental visit. Keep in mind, as well, that dry mouth associated with issues like congestion may also come into play, as a shortage of saliva can allow bacteria to build up and release some not-so-pleasant odors. See us soon just to be sure!
Complaints From Your Kiddo About Discomfort
If your child doesn’t usually make comments about his or her smile or dental care but suddenly winces when he or she bites into food, is complaining about brushing, bursts into tears at the mention of flossing, or mentions discomfort like a toothache, this is certainly something to which you should pay attention. Any type of discomfort might point to a possible underlying concern, such as tooth decay, so coming in sooner than later for a dental visit is a smart choice!
Any Visible Change
You may notice that you see something different with your child’s smile. While we understand that you may worry about overreacting, when it’s something you can see and it’s out of the ordinary, it’s better to come in for a dental visit. This might include changes, such as swelling or shifts in color.
Schedule Checkups For Smile Changes
Let us know right away when you notice a change with your child’s smile, whether it seems quite minor or is glaringly obvious! See us for such shifts, so we may ensure we address any issue right as it arises! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda and more.