Why White Fillings are the best for treating dental cavities in children
You must be thinking, “My child has baby teeth, so dental cavities don’t matter at this point. I will take cavities seriously when permanent teeth start to sprout.” Many parents aren’t concerned about dental cavities (or ‘caries’) in children. However, just like adults, cavities in kids can transform into larger pits that eventually lead to tooth decay and oral pain. As your child’s baby teeth start falling out from age five, at Triad Pediatric Dentistry in Greensboro, North Carolina, we recommend white fillings (also called ‘composite fillings’) to stop the spread of caries to preserve your child’s oral health.
Why choose composite fillings to treat cavities in children
Cavities can be pretty common in kids because of factors such as genetics, indulging in sugary foods, and inadequate oral hygiene. While dental caries can wreak havoc on your young one’s oral health, they are no match for white fillings installed by Dr. Sona Isharani.
Although some dentists use amalgam (silver-colored) dental fillings, we prefer composite fillings for their numerous benefits. While amalgam fillings are durable, they are known to pose multiple safety concerns. In light of this, we prefer white fillings for the reasons below:
- Natural-looking: Composite fillings closely match your child’s natural teeth and are virtually undetectable.
- Safety: Unlike amalgam fillings, you won’t have to worry about mercury vapor leaks with white fillings.
- Minimally invasive: The procedure for filling installation is minimally invasive. The composite material can bond firmly on teeth without having to remove much of the enamel.
- Durability: White fillings are durable to withstand the daily pressures of biting and chewing.
Kids dentistry in Greensboro, NC
Looking for a trusted dentist to help you win the battle against your child’s dental cavities? If you are in Greensboro, NC, and the surrounding area, please call (336) 804-8668 to book an appointment with Triad Pediatric Dentistry. With our kid-friendly services, we hope to win your child’s heart to become their favorite dentist now and for years to come.