What You Need To Know About Gum Disease
- While many people believe periodontal disease as an adult problem, studies indicate that gingivitis (the first stage of periodontal disease) is nearly a universal problem among children and adolescents. Advanced forms of periodontal disease are more rare in children than adults, but can occur.
- Chronic gingivitis is common in children. It can cause gum tissue to swell, turn red, and bleed easily. Gingivitis is preventable and treatable with a regular routine of brushing, flossing, and professional dental care. If left untreated, it can eventually advance to more serious forms of periodontal disease.
- Localized Aggressive periodontitis can affect young healthy children. It is found in teenagers and young adults and mainly affects the first molars and incisors. It is characterized by the severe loss of alveolar bone, and, ironically, patients generally form very little dental plaque or calculus.
- Generalized Aggressive periodontitis may begin around puberty and involve the entire mouth. It is marked by inflammation of the gums and heavy accumulations of plaque and calculus. Eventually it can cause the teeth to become loose.
Conditions That Make Children More Susceptible To Periodontal Disease Include:
Meet Our Doctors
Our pediatric specialists and staff love children and are specially trained to put them at ease. We teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth; but just as important, they learn that going to the dentist can be fun.
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Positive Feedback & Testimonials
Lovely people here, they are so nice and very patient with the kids. They make sure to interact with them and make them laugh. Kandice I believe her name was she is very sweet she made sure my son was comfortable while brushing his teeth and I love that. 100% recommend, moms bring your babies you will love it and enjoy the service here.
Best Children’s dentist possibly in the Houston area. My kids love going with him he makes visits so much easier. Dr Helson is very knowledgeable, honest kind, funny and never have had any issues with the work or treatment he has performed. All the staff is very accommodating and nice. In our last visit Marcos went above and beyond to help us and make us feel at ease.
Our son did amazing at the dentist. This is a proud moment for us as parents. After he cried all the way there, we finally calmed him down. The girls were amazing & made him feel safe. The doctor also treated him with care and love. Everywhere, relationships matter. He will forever remember his 1st big boy dentist experience.
This was an awesome experience….the office was very professional and the procedure was completed by Dr. Goolla and Marco quicker than I expected. They talked him through the procedure and kept him comfortable throughout and he went through this with flying colors. We received a thorough explanation after it was over and I was very impressed with their service. Would definitely recommend for children.
Such a cute environment! Receptionist were very friendly, Selena made our visit very thorough and special! very quick service! We found the perfect dentist for our little one.