Los Angeles, CA, April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Sam Markzar, Los Angeles periodontist, warns parents of the effects of periodontal disease on children. Although many parents do an excellent job focusing on cavity prevention, they should also focus on their child's gum health to help prevent periodontal disease.
The American Academy of Periodontology lists three general stages of periodontal disease that are commonly seen in children. Chronic gingivitis is especially common among children. Gingivitis leads to red, swollen gums that bleed easily. This condition can usually be cleared up with improved brushing and flossing habits; however, when left untreated, the condition can become more serious. Aggressive periodontitis is most often seen in teens and young adults. This condition usually impacts the molars and incisors, where it can lead to alveolar bone loss. The third stage of periodontal disease is generalized aggressive periodontitis. This condition is seen in children as well as teens and it often affects the entire mouth. This condition is marked by the accumulation of plaque and tartar, and if it is not treated, the teeth may become loose and fall out.
Parents should take steps to ensure that their children are brushing and flossing correctly and frequently. Like adults, children should floss at least once per day and brush twice per day as well as after consuming sugary snacks and beverages. If parents need advice for helping their children learn proper brushing and flossing techniques, Dr. Markzar, Los Angeles dental implants dentist, can help.
In some cases, signs of periodontal disease can develop despite the parent or the child's best efforts to maintain good oral hygiene. When this happens, it is important for your child to visit Dr. Markzar for an evaluation. Dr. Markzar, Beverly Hills periodontist, can help children with periodontal disease by not only clearing up the infection, but also through evaluating his or her oral hygiene habits and helping them to improve their brushing and flossing techniques.
About Dr. Markzar, Specialist for Dental Implants Los Angeles
Dr. Markzar and the skilled staff at Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants are experienced in working with children and their special dental needs. Contact Dr. Markzar, Beverly Hills dental implants dentist, to schedule an appointment.
CONTACT: Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants Dr. Sam Markzar, DDS 8500 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #819 Los Angeles, CA 90211 Phone: (310) 775-2100 Website: http://www.drmarkzar.com
Source: Sam Markzar, DDS