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  1. Arti says:

    Poor oral hygiene habits allow plaque to grow in the mouth. The buildup of plaque on the teeth is the main cause of periodontal disease. Plaque contains bacteria that sticks to the teeth. If plaque isn’t removed, it hardens and is then called calculus or tartar. Your child’s dentist can often diagnose periodontal disease with a complete history and exam of your child’s teeth and gums. Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. Good dental habits can prevent gum disease. Your child may also need X-rays. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. Your child’s healthcare provider will likely refer your child to a dentist for evaluation and care.

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