It seems like keeping kids safe and on track in life is a full time job. They always seem to be on the go and have sports, extracurricular, play dates and nap time that are on the list. You want to make sure you know what you can do for each of your kids so that they are in good shape and are healthy. Most people realize they need to start taking their kids to the dentist when their teeth start to come in. You also know that you need to make sure your kid’s teeth are brushed properly, flossed and that you are watching what they are eating. The foods that they eat can cause trouble for their teeth so a good healthy balance is important. Even if you are careful with your kids teeth there are also problems that you can end up having with your kids teeth. There are some problems that come that will require you a quick trip to the dentist. Smile Reef lists common dental problems your kids might experience.

Cracked Tooth

It seems like kids go full on when they are out playing with friends and family. They never take it easy and that is why most kids at some time in their live they will crack or fracture a tooth. A tooth can be cracked when they fall on the ground, bump heads with another kids, crash their bike and so much more. You want to make sure that if this occurs you collect what you can of the tooth and secure it in a clean spot. Then get to the dentist right away. If you allow the fractured tooth to not be treated it can lead to a bacterial infection. The best thing you can do is to make sure that they see a pediatric dentist right away.

Injury to Tongue or Cheek

Kids play hard on a regular basis. The great thing is that most of the time they hit something their teeth will stay intact. The teeth are quite hard and usually can withstand an impact. The problem is that your mouth is surrounded with soft tissue such as your cheeks, tongue and more. If you have kids that play any sports you know that they can have an injury. They can have a problem that a tooth has pierced the tongue and the cheek. This can be an jury that need to be looked at. You also want to make sure none of the teeth are effected as well.


You are supposed to have your kids in for dental visits twice a year. This is a great way to avoid any major troubles that need attention by the dentist. The problem is that you can still have a kids wake up in the morning with a toothache. There are different reasons that your kid could have a toothache. They might have an abscess or a cavity that need to be treated. They may require dental work or medication to treat the tooth ache.

Pediatric Dental Care

Smile Reef can see your child to make sure that their teeth are in good shape and treat your child if there is an emergency. Call us today for an appointment.