When does my kid need a filling?
Did you know that cavities are the most common disease amongst children in the United States? Kids are usually so busy and unaware of their oral health that they often don’t complain of dental pain until it is too late. With kids, cavities need to be caught early in order to keep the problem small. Cavities progress faster in kids and if left alone can lead to infection. It is best to avoid these problems by having children see the dentist every 6 months.
If the decay is small then the decay is removed, an bond is placed first and then the filling material is placed on the tooth. Although all kids lose their baby teeth, they shouldn’t be viewed as disposable. Proper control of the kids diet such as limiting juice intake and sugar consumption along with proper brushing can help prevent cavities.