Checking Your Child’s Teeth

How can you tell if your child has a dental problem?

When your children brush their teeth, take some time to check their teeth to be sure they are doing a good job of brushing, and to make sure their teeth are healthy.

Look for these signs of trouble:

  • Dark spots on the teeth
  • Holes in the enamel
  • Pain in mouth
  • Teeth that are sensitive to heat, cold, or sweets
  • Teeth that are painful or sensitive when chewing
  • Gums that are pulling away from the teeth
If you notice any of these problems with your child’s teeth, schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. The problem is easier to fix if treated early. Remember, having healthy teeth is very important to overall health.