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Dental Issues Lead To Very Poor Self Image for Children

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Bad oral health has an adverse effect on kids’ all around health and psychological well being.

Anxiety and depression in children can end up being the result of an unhealthy self-image as well as self-esteem brought on by dental problems, such as:
• cracked teeth
• damaged teeth
• missing teeth
• dark or perhaps stained teeth
• pain within the mouth area 

For kids, cavities are generally a common problem that begins at an early age.

Oral decay affects more than one-fifth of U.S. children ages 2-4 years, 1/2 of those ages six to eight, and almost 60 percent of those aged 15, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Untreated cavities may cause pain, dysfunction, absence from school, underweight, along with poor appearance–problems that can greatly reduce a child’s chance to succeed in life.

Tooth problems impact children’s capacity to communicate verbally and nonverbally together with peers and educators. If perhaps they are ashamed by their teeth, they may end up being always covering up their mouth using their hands, hesitate to smile, or unwilling to speak for fear of displaying their teeth when they talk at school.

Almost all of these traits as a result of poor dental treatment can negatively impact your son or daughter’s school performance as well as attendance.

The remedy would be to take your child for a dental health examination at your dental office by his or her third birthday, and every six months afterwards.