What Prompts the Pain of Gum Disease in Children?

dca-blog-gum-disease_1200x630

Periodontal disease doesn’t only affect adults. Children and teenagers can also get gum disease, but many parents are unaware that their child may be at risk. Discover the facts and factors that can affect your child’s smile.

Poor Oral Hygiene Habits

A good, healthy smile depends on good dental hygiene. In children, poor dental hygiene habits are often the cause of gum disease. When gum disease goes without treatment, it can extend into the bones of the teeth, which is known as periodontal disease. The best way to prevent gum disease in children is by teaching them good dental habits from an early age. Since children often learn by following their parent’s habits, it’s important to make dental care a family affair.

The Harm of Heredity

Did you know that genetics play a very large part in your child’s overall dental health? Research shows that children whose parents are at high risk for periodontal disease also have a higher chance of developing this problem. If these conditions run in the family, it’s important to be proactive to reduce the risk of gum disease in children. Check that your child has a healthy hygiene routine at home and visits the dentist regularly for affordable dental care.

Hormones Produce Problems

As kids turn into teens, their fluctuating hormones can actually increase their risk of periodontal disease. See, their dental health can be undermined by their hormones, with sudden hormonal changes causing their gums to become more sensitive and easily inflamed by plaque. Since teens are prone to these problems, they must have a good dental hygiene routine and regularly see a dentist to get the affordable dental care they need.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Indiana, call Wadas Dental today at (866) 881-7554 or make an appointment.

Wadas Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Indiana. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Wadas Dental, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Wadas Dental.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Service was prompt courteous and professional as usual.
Emmanuel W.
No complaints, friendly staff.
Jeffrey E.
Staff is super friendly! Love going here!
Amber B.
Extremely pleased
James P.
I thought everyone was thoughtful and very good at there jobs. I had no pain and everything went very well. I now wish I would have paid attention to […]
Victoria B.
Doc is always professional and knowledgeable - Julie was careful so I didn't experience alot of pain and Laura is always sharp and helpful
Patricia N.
Painfree numbing shots. Excellent treatment. Doctor very pleasant and personable.
Vivian A.
very friendly professional and informative staff, it seemed like a very close net office, that was clean and run very efficiently. Did not wait very […]
Kim C.
There is no other dental office for me. I go in sometimes a nerve wreck come out cool as a cucumber. They always treat their patients wjth kindness.
Gina H.
Very friendly staff, good doctors and assistants!
Marcelo C.
I was very nervous about visiting the dentist. I know I'd gone too long in between appointments and would need dental work done. The staff made me […]
Alisha P.
Always enjoy my time there. Never used to like going to the dentist, but now I don't dread it anymore.
Tamar S.
excellent every one was great
Betty B.
I would highly recommend Dr. Wadas to everyone. He is very patient as well as gentle. I'm very fearful when it come time for me to see a dentist but […]
Janette H.
Dr Wadas and staff made me feel very comfortable in the office. They explained everything to me, in a way that anyone could understand. I was very […]
Laquisa B.
Great experience 1st time there I would recommend all my friends and family the bad fall was such a long wait for meeting up with the Dr but very […]
Sandra S.
I have always been very pleased with the service and providers.
Juanita Y.
everyone is always nice they make you feel very comfortable Michelle is a excellent hygienist
James L.
Very satisfied with my visit. I love this dental office. Everyone is so professional and friendly
Earline S.
This is a very professional and comfortable dentist office. They provide an excellent level of customer service. Procedures and fees are communicated […]
Catrina W.
I have no complaints, and always feel completely at ease when visiting this office.
Ricardo R.
The staff at Wadas is friendly and professional. It is always a pleasureable expirence.
Tiffany L.
Dr Wadas took the time to explain everything to me before the procedure. Rachel was excellent and personable as well. Reasonable prices for great […]
Krista S.
A very pleasent experience considering your visiting a dental office. They make you feel relaxed and put you at ease by explaining each step of your […]
Ruben R.
Dr. Wadas III is truly the best dentist I have ever known. His love of his craft and care and concern of people is something to behold. The staff is […]
Michael M.
I get excellent service's when I am there Dr. cooper is great
Betty B.
My experience with this dental office was amazing the people are great!!!! I highly recommend them :)
Jenna G.
Got called back on time. Everyone was nice and professional
John B.
All of my Kids (ages 5 - 12yrs) love coming to Wadas Dental. They keep asking when they can go back! The staff are all wonderful, informative, and […]
Rhianna R.
Everyone is very nice and professional. I've been a patient since childhood when they were located in East Chicago.
Laura L.
very good....everything was great.....
Michael G.
AWESOME and FRIENDLY! QUICK and PAIN FREE!
John M.
had a root canal done and it was a good experience if having a root canal can be a good experience -
Patricia L.
Doctor and technician made procedure as comfortable as possible
John B.
The staff is very professional
Shawn M.
Was taken back at appointment time. Hygienist was nice and informative. A good experience.
John B.
My visit is always pleasant. This is the place to be if you want your teeth to last a lifetime : )
Marlene A.
The staff is very friendly and professional.
Susan W.
I was nervous about the pain involved in revising some old fillings. Dr. Cooper was very patient and professional, explaining everything he was […]
Sherri S.
Pleasant experience. Good treatment by knowledgeable staff
Michael N.
No complaints!
Jennifer S.
Vickie and Dr K are the best!!
Laurie L.
No pain great Dr and assistant
Joyce K.
Very thorough. Explained everything and extremely friendly.
Vanessa R.
Very efficient and professional.
Joseph K.
Always pleasant staff and puts me at ease about going to the dentist.
Jacqueline C.
Always great, competent and courteous service.
Anthony L.
Great care was taken to make sure that I was comfortable before the the procedure. Both Dr. WADAS IV and the assistant Melody were professional and […]
Annette W.
Dr. Colitis and his staff are caring and genuinely concerned. The appointments were not rushed and time was taken to discuss all options and […]
Phyllis M.
Great people and excellent care!
Derrick W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (866) 881-7554