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Common Problems with Baby Teeth

At Lindner Dental, we understand the importance of keeping your child happy and healthy. Maintaining your little one’s oral hygiene ensures that your child won’t suffer any oral setbacks in the future. Begin by cleaning your baby’s mouth and wiping the gums with a gauze pad. When the teeth do come in, use a child’s size toothbrush and a dash of fluoride toothpaste.

Emergency Situations

Children are quite adventurous, which can sometimes lead to a small accident. When the teeth are involved your child must see a dentist or go to the emergency room.

  • Knocked out permanent teeth should be kept moist at all times. It can be kept in the mouth between the cheek and teeth or stored in a container of milk. Seeing a dentist within 30 minutes gives the tooth the best chance of replacement success.
  • Rinse the mouth with warm water when a tooth is cracked. Put an icepack on the face to alleviate swelling.
  • Use floss to remove food caught between teeth if your child is suffering a toothache. Stay away from aspirin.


A bad bite is often referred to as a malocclusion. This occurs when the teeth are crowded, crooked or the jaws do not meet correctly. If this isn’t treated at an early age, it can be quite difficult to maintain cleanliness of gums and teeth.

  • Development of jaw can be negatively impacted.
  • Protruding teeth can have fractures.
  • Speech impediment can occur.
  • Some teeth might wear down abnormally.

If your child is ready for pediatric dental care, contact Lindner Dental to schedule an appointment!