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What are the signs of periodontal disease in children?

These four signs indicate that your child may have periodontal disease:
  • Bleeding gums during eating, brushing, or flossing
  • Bad breath that is not fixed by brushing, flossing, or use of mouthwash
  • Puffy, swollen, red gums
  • Receding gums, to the point where you can see the roots of teeth
If any of these occur, don't hesitate to get your child to a dentist.

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