Ashburn Children’s Dentistry specializes in preventative dental care for kids; whether kids need a root canal or a regular cleaning, our children’s dentists are vigilant about preventing tooth decay. Nevertheless, at some point, most children get cavities. Cavities can occur for a number of reasons, including poor diet, lack of consistent brushing and flossing, and infrequent trips to the dentist. Today, tooth-colored fillings offer children numerous advantages over the amalgam fillings of the past:
To repair a decayed tooth, a pediatric dentist must remove the affected area from the tooth and replace it with a filling. Instead of subjecting kids to drills, the experts at Ashburn Children’s Dentistry use innovative laser treatments. Laser treatments not only eliminate discomfort, but also expedite the treatment process.
When fillings are necessary, the best way to maintain a beautiful smile is to use tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are aesthetically pleasing, because the composite is matched to the child’s tooth color. This means that as a child grows older, no one will ever know he or she had a cavity as a child.
Durability and Safety
Tooth-colored fillings are much more durable than amalgam fillings, ensuring that your child will not have to have the filling replaced down the road or will not experience tooth sensitivity due to the metal material. Tooth-colored fillings are also preferable, because they don’t contain mercury or other harmful elements found in the filling materials of the past.
A recent news article in the New York Times reported cavities in children are on the rise. What’s unfortunate is that tooth decay is usually preventable. If your child needs a filling or you are looking for excellent preventative children’s dental care in the Ashburn area, talk to the pediatric dental team at Ashburn’s Children’s Dentistry about tooth-colored composite fillings. Call us for an appointment today at (571) 223-5768.