If children suffer an oral injury they should always seek emergency dentistry treatment, experts have claimed.
Experts at WorlDental have suggested that if a child does not have a mouth injury rapidly assessed, it could affect their development.
The publication explained that it is important that youngsters have a healthy tooth care regime to promote awareness and prevent damage in the long run.
They described how injuries can occur from a variety of incidents such as an accident while playing or consuming hot drinks and hard foods.
If damage is sustained to any part of the mouth – including the jaw, lips and tongue – it is vital parents take their offspring to a dentist.
Failure to do so could lead to risk of permanent changes to their appearance and ability to speak, it was claimed.
Writing for the Auburn Reporter, Dr Stuart Rich recently stated that people who make regular trips to the dentist are less likely to suffer from tooth problems.