February 14, 2008

Toothaches Causes in Children

Posted in Category : Natural Cures

Children have problems in their mouth just as adult do and just like adults, kids need to get in the habit of practicing good oral care and seeing the dentist every six months. When you teach your child proper dental care and take him or her for regular exams, you can take a big step in lifelong dental health. There are times, however, when your child may complain of a toothache. Here are common causes of toothaches in children.


Children who are getting new teeth will experience pain and sometimes bleeding gums. Babies start teething around six months old (sometimes earlier or later) and they continue to get new teeth until they get their 12-year molars. While older kids probably won’t have as much pain as a baby, it is uncomfortable. If your child complains of a toothache, look inside there and see if a new tooth is erupting.

Tooth decay:

Kids simply have a hard time brushing properly and some kids brush properly and still get tooth decay. Cavities seem to be a part of life for many kids. The good news is that the cases of tooth decay actually seem to be on the decline. Newer technology in the dental field, better education on proper dental care and fluoride and sealants are all to thank for fewer cases of tooth decay among children. However, it can still happen and if your child complains of a toothache, then decay may be to blame. See the dentist right away.

Loose teeth:

Children may also experience pain when they have a loose tooth. This is especially true for a tooth that is not quite ready to come out and the child is wiggling and pulling too hard. It is not uncommon for bleeding and irritation to occur.

If your child complains of a toothache, the best thing you can do is to make a dental appointment to help pinpoint the cause. Never let a child’s toothache get out of hand.