Canker Sores in Kids

Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II

Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880

According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of the gums, and under the tongue.

Even though, canker sores are not contagious, they can certainly be a nuisance with your children.  Canker sores are said to be genetic with other factors determining them such as:
If your child suffer from canker sores it might be helpful for them to avoid food that is acidic, salty and spicy, and to brush with a toothbrush that has soft bristles.
Some ways to relieve canker sore discomfort include:
Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County offers a caring and compassionate approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring our patients are comfortable at all times. To learn more about our practice visit us here, or give us a call at 631-320-0880 to schedule an appointment today!

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