Why a child’s health care may depend on a dentist
Children with severe dental problems or other problems in their mouth, such as gum disease, may need a specialist dental office.
It is estimated that 20 percent of children with a dental problem need dental care and another 20 percent need specialized care.
These are just the kids who can’t go to a dental clinic, according to the American Dental Association.
But many more need dental treatment.
That’s because kids with oral problems need to see a dentist for regular checkups and procedures.
“It’s important for children to get the treatment they need,” said Dr. Paul A. Koehler, associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“Children with oral disease need the care that is required for them to be healthy and well.
If they can’t get that, they’re going to be at risk of serious problems.”
One of the problems kids with dental problems can face is cavities, which can cause teeth to grow back or even become infected.
Children with a tooth infection, called tooth decay, have to have their teeth replaced and sometimes their teeth have to be extracted.
Children who have oral diseases also have problems swallowing and chewing properly.
A child’s mouth can become so infected that the gum is difficult to get into, and the gum itself may become loose.
In addition, the mouth can swell and break open, which causes a hole in the jaw.
It’s possible to get tooth decay if the tooth has been sitting on the toothbrush or a sponge for too long, and a child may swallow a piece of the tooth.
This can cause a condition called tooth enamel disease.
The enamel is hard and brittle, which makes it hard for a toothbrush to get through the tooth and into the mouth.
“The dentist needs to use the right tools, the right tool for the right person,” said Koehlman.
“And the dentist needs the right care.”
Kids with dental conditions may also have a problem breathing.
When kids have problems breathing, their breathing is disturbed, which may make it hard to breathe.
“Kids with dental issues need to get regular checksup, regular dental checkups, because they need to breathe,” said A. James Epperson, director of dental care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“If you don’t get regular checkup, they may not be able to breathe properly.”
Koehlers studies the dental care of children.
“For children with oral diseases, dental care can help improve the health of the child,” said Eppersen.
“We need to do more research and be able help kids to get proper dental care.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends dental care for children.
A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that children with dental needs received more preventive dental care than children who didn’t have dental issues.
The study found that for kids ages 6 to 14, preventive dental services included the following dental care: oral exam by a dentist who is certified by the American Board of Dental Hygienists.
An oral exam is usually done after a child is diagnosed with a serious dental problem or when a child has been hospitalized with a problem in the mouth or gums.
A dentist who can give oral exams for kids with gum disease and other conditions.
The care can be done at home or in a pediatric dental clinic.
It may also include a dental cleaning.
A routine checkup and a dentist appointment are needed to see if the child needs regular dental care.
For kids with other dental problems, dental health is a top priority.
“Dentists need to be available to see patients who are having a dental health problem,” said Paul B. Johnson, president and CEO of the American Association of Dentists.
“They can help us to address the root causes of dental problems.”
Dr. Koeshler said children who are under age 14 can also benefit from oral health care.
“You can’t expect to find a dentist that will be able or willing to look after a kid’s mouth and teeth for them,” he said.
“So if you’re a child and you’re under age 13, you need to have regular dental health care.”
Some kids may be able get a referral to a dentist without needing to see one.
A dental assistant can also work with a child to schedule appointments with a dentist.
But in most cases, the dentist will have to go to the child’s home or office, said Koeshl.
If a child cannot see a dental specialist, he or she should visit a child care center or visit a doctor’s office.
“There’s no magic wand,” said Johnson.
“I just think kids need to know that there’s care available for them.”
A child who can afford to visit a dentist, who has a dental plan and can get an appointment with one, can also get dental care if he or