Children Who Experience Sensitive Teeth

Children Who Experience Sensitive Teeth

We’ve talked about the differences between sensitive teeth in children versus adult teeth sensitivity in past articles. We want to expound on the subject and include some new causes.

Think of how uncomfortable it would be to place an ice cube on a sensitive part of your tooth. It would cause an immediate but passing sensitivity as soon as the ice cube was removed from the tooth

Children Who Hold Food or Saliva in Their Mouth

Children Who Hold Food or Saliva in Their Mouth

Does your child over stuff and pile food in their mouth and get the chipmunk cheeks? Children may begin a process of holding, spitting out or refusing food altogether. Or does your child collect saliva in their mouth and hold it until it’s too much to swallow and they have to spit it out? These behaviors are known as “pocketing”.

Lip Licking or Sucking Can Affect Children’s Oral Health

Lip Licking or Sucking Can Affect Children’s Oral Health

Lip licking may be a result of your child having dry or chapped lips. He or she may continuously and unconsciously lick or suck on their lips for moisture. However, the pattern can continue even after their lips become healthy. Kids may suck their lower lip when in a new environment or unfamiliar situation as a coping mechanism. It may develop as a habit and continue even when your child is relieved of the stress.