4 Common Kids Dental Problems

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Seeing a Dentist is a rite of passage for most kids and when your child’s time comes, Withers Dental is here to help. We have some of the best dentists in the area and specialise in creating beautiful smiles for kids of all ages. If you have recently learned that your child needs dental treatment, you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of information to take in. Understanding the situation can help so read through these common dental problems to find out more.

Spacing

This is when the spaces between your child’s teeth are too wide. It’s often caused by a jaw that leaves too much room for teeth that isn’t needed. Not only can these large gaps between your child’s teeth look unsightly, but they can also trap food, which can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Braces are the ideal option for repairing these gaps and bringing teeth closer together where they belong.

Improper Bite

Your child might have an open bite, which is when the teeth and jaws don’t match up. This can make it hard to chew food and can lead to unneeded force on the teeth that can cause them to wear down and become damaged. An overbite is when the upper jaw extends over the lower jaw, which can damage the upper teeth and gums. An underbite is when the lower jaw extends beyond the upper jaw. This issue can lead to problems chewing and damage to certain teeth. Again, braces can help fix this problem.

Overcrowding

When your child’s jaw doesn’t have enough room for all of his or her teeth, overcrowding is the result. This causes some of the teeth to be pushed back or forward, making them very hard to keep clean, which can lead to tooth decay. Overcrowded teeth can also lead to them being worn in certain places and braces can help spread them out properly.

Protruding Teeth

This is when a tooth points outward to a larger degree than is normal and is an issue that’s more common in the upper teeth. In addition to making it difficult to close his or her mouth properly, it also puts your child at a higher risk of injury during sports or games. These protruding teeth also make it easier for bottom teeth to grow larger than they should. This is another issue that braces can help fix.

If you child has any of these issues, call Withers Dental today to book an appointment.

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