If your child complains of itchy gums or you can see that his or her gums are irritated, swollen or inflamed, below are a few reasons why this may be occurring, An itchy sensation in your gums is generally a sign of a mild allergic reaction. Due to your body's nonspecific immune response to some allergens, itchy gums can arise from seasonal, pet, medication, food or contact allergies.
Daily toothbrushing, flossing and brushing the tongue are not always enough to stop bad breath. Bad breath isn't always an oral health issue either. There can be other causes that need a different solution. Here are some causes of bad breath in children including unexpected ones, and what to do about them.
Canker sores (also known as mouth ulcers) are common in children. These are usually seen at the base of the gums, under the tongue or inside the cheeks or lips. These canker sores can cause pain to your child. Every day routines like eating food, drinking, brushing teeth all can be uncomfortable. Depending on their location in the mouth, even speaking can be painful. The ulcers are typically round red spots or white spots with a red edge or border.
Now that the kids are back in school, the athletic programs are firing up again. While collision and contact sports, such as football, are higher-risk sports for the mouth, any young athlete may experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating. When it comes to protecting your kid’s mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of their standard equipment from an early age.