When you think of keeping a child healthy, the first things that probably come to mind are nutrition, exercise and sleep. While these are all important, you’ll also want to consider how a child’s oral health can impact his or her general wellness. Poor oral hygiene can lead to problems like cavities and gingivitis—and these issues can have serious consequences. For example, cavities can lead to tooth decay if not treated. Left untreated for an extended period of time, gingivitis could increase your child’s risk for more serious conditions such as periodontal disease. These effects may be especially problematic before adulthood because children tend to have growing teeth; this means that any damage done at this stage is likely to persist into adulthood unless it is corrected. Read on to learn more about why good oral hygiene is so important for children.
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