Children Born with Bone Deformities

Should Have Regular Dental Check-ups and Cleanings

Have you ever heard of the term, “Malocclusions”?  Malocclusions are structural bone related problems with the mouth that cause the teeth to be misaligned in one way or another.

In addition to the deformity causing an unattractive appearance for the face & skin, stretched across the facial bone structures, malocclusions can impair your child’s proper chewing functions, bite placement, and make it more difficult to clean the teeth.

As a result, children with malocclusions are more prone to developing cavities and other oral health problems, which require special appliances, dental tools, and numbing treatments for affected patients with tooth decay issues.

There are actually, quite a few of common medical conditions that your child may experience, requiring the need to schedule regular visits with a Dentist; who begins and chronicles a medical/dental history of how your child’s teeth, bite impressions, and jaw grows.

Perhaps you have heard of the medical condition called “Pierre Robin Syndrome”?

This is a type of bone deformity, diagnosed at birth, for babies whose lower jaw-bone is substantially smaller than normal and the tongue has a tendency to flop around or fall backwards in the mouth.

The specific causes for most of these abnormalities may remain unknown and Dentists collectively study trends to keep alert for changing medical practices which can create breakthrough opportunities to better serve these types of patients.

Which is also why every parent should find a Dentist who bonds and understands the medical condition of their child;  a Dentist who cares enough about your child’s deformity will research to understand the complexities of your child’s disease, to know how to better provide treatment for his/her patient.

Even such common conditions such as Asthma can cause Tooth Issues

A Queensland, Australia dental researcher has linked asthma medications to tooth erosion in children.

The medications reduce the production of saliva, which protects the teeth against acids in the diet.

An easy solution that Dentists generally recommend for all their patients is to brush the teeth, regularly after every meal, plus once in the morning and once in the evening; for asthma patients, additional brushings should be added after the use of any inhalers, for added protection against any extra loss of saliva production.

Be sure to counsel with your Medical Doctor, when you are prescribed any medication, just as you do with your Dentist – and you will keep all your medical professionals up-to-date on all your personal medical records.

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