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3 Prominent Dental Problems in Children

Every parent knows that children have various needs. Shelter, food, clothing, and health requirements often top the list. Dental health is important not only to your child’s overall health, but can be an investment to your child’s future. A well-kept smile increases confidence, improves first impressions, and breeds success. We have found that there are 3 main orthodontic problems that children face. Let’s take a look at them and how they

Crossbite

Sometimes a tooth or several teeth are situated too close to the tongue or cheek. This results in constant irritation resulting in headaches, jaw, neck, and shoulder pain. If your child has a crossbite, the sooner you treat it the easier it will be to correct the problem. Crossbite treatments can also improve the symmetry of your child’s facial structures.

Crowding

Crowding involves teeth that are bunch or too close together. This situation makes flossing difficult—even painful and increases the chances of cavities. In some occasions, crowding can severely deform your child smile. There are several techniques that are useful in rectifying tooth crowding. Dentists can determine which procedure or procedures is useful in aligning your child’s teeth evenly.

Over/Underbite

Over and underbites are products of unaligned teeth. An overbite occurs when your child’s lower jaw is significantly further back that the upper jaw. An under bite is the opposite. These conditions can cause interference with proper chewing, increase chances of cavities, gingivitis, and tooth decay. An orthopedist will usually determine a mild corrective measure for children.

Scheduling regular dental check-ups for your children is essential to maintaining their oral health. Rabile Dental practices family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to handling the above mentioned dental issues, we perform root canals, crowns, and a variety of emergency dental services.

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