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What do I need to know about caring for a child with chronic periodontitis?

By teaching your child about good oral hygiene and healthy habits you will provide your child with the tools necessary to prevent the development of chronic periodontitis. By forming healthy habits early, your child will enjoy good oral health into adulthood.

Since early detection and treatment are crucial factors in controlling progression of periodontitis, it is important to schedule regular dental exams for your child.

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