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Fred H. Peck, DDS, AAACD
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Dental Problems Cause Very Poor Self Image for Kids

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Poor dental health has an adverse impact on kids’ all around health and psychological well being.

Anxiety and depression in children may be the consequence of a poor self-image as well as self-esteem caused by dental issues, for instance:
• cracked teeth
• broken teeth
• absent teeth
• dark or perhaps stained teeth
• soreness in the mouth 

For kids, cavities are generally a common issue which starts when young.

Tooth decay impacts 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, in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Untreated cavities might cause discomfort, dysfunction, absence from school, underweight, and poor appearance–problems which may greatly reduce a child’s chance to succeed in life.

Tooth problems have an effect on children’s capability to communicate verbally and nonverbally along with friends and teachers. In the event that they’re embarrassed by their teeth, they might be always masking their mouth with their hands, be afraid to smile, or unwilling to speak for fear of displaying their teeth when they talk in class.

Just about all of these kinds of traits due to poor dental treatment may adversely impact your child’s school performance as well as attendance.

The answer is to take your child for a dental health examination at your dental office by his or her third birthday, and every six months thereafter.