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”.
Children can suffer from sensitive teeth, unlike adults though; their causes are usually quite different. Children can experience tooth pain responses similar to adults in their baby teeth. The most common cause for their teeth sensitivity is either a cavity or the eruption of a permanent tooth. But for some kids, the sensitivity might be connected to another condition, such as autism. Figuring out what to use for sensitive teeth means figuring out what the cause of the sensitivity is.