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Common Reasons Your Child's Gums May Hurt

Posted on 7/4/2022 by Fariba Mutschler
Common Reasons Your Child's Gums May HurtIt is common for children to experience sore gums. There are plenty of reasons why your child's gums may be hurting such as tooth coming out. Nonetheless, if the pain continues, it might be an indication of gum disease. Here are the common reasons your kid's gums may hurt.

Rough Brushing And Flossing

One of the reasons is that your child may be rough brushing and flossing. When this happens it causes great damage and pain to your kid's gums. It is therefore mandatory to monitor your child's brushing habits. This will make sure that they do not harm themselves when they brush their teeth. It will also improve the general oral health of your child.

Diseases Affecting The Gums

Gum disease can also be a reason why your child's gum may hurt. Gingivitis arises due to the lack of proper oral hygiene. This generally happens when your child does not floss or brush their teeth. The gums at this point can swell and even bleed during your kid's brushing process.

Canker Sores On The Gums

Mouth ulcers can affect the gums of your child. Mouth ulcers also known as canker sores can be very painful for your kid. It can affect the gums making it difficult for your child to eat. Bacteria in your child's mouth cause these sores. A way of preventing these sores from affecting your child is by ensuring that your kid maintains great oral hygiene to minimize the chances of getting the sores.

Exposure To Hot Food

Exposure to hot food also affects your child's gums. You should ensure that you check whether the food you give your child is hot or not. This will ascertain that your child does not come into contact with hot food thus reducing the damage to their gums. Visit our offices today and learn more about the reasons why your child's gum may hurt!

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