Down Syndrome

In the Down syndrome population, there are many oral manifestations that are important to be aware of.

Some of these include:

  • Higher risk for periodontal disease aka gum disease
  • Lower risk for cavities
  • Malocclusion: imperfect positioning of jaws
  • Delayed eruption of teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Differently shaped teeth
  • Smaller teeth size
  • Larger tongue
  • Grinding
  • Tongue thrust