07960 Kids Cavity Filling
Parents are always shocked when they find out that dental tooth decay is the single most chronic childhood disease. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in baby teeth, while 21% of those ages 6 to 11 have had cavities in permanent teeth. That is why establishing an excellent oral hygiene regimen at home and taking your child for regular care pediatric dentists of Children’s Dentistry of Morristown is so important. Their experienced dentists are among the local authorities on oral health care for children, and are always happy to welcome new families in to their state of the art, kid-friendly practice. At Children’s Dentistry of Morristown we strive to help every child keep their smile healthy. Even if your child has a cavity, a kids cavity filling 07960
, also referred to as a dental restoration can be placed following precise treatment to address the damage and prevent further decay.
Kids Cavity Filling 07960
Now, for those of us who are familiar with the effects of sugar on teeth, it may not be completely surprising that kids—let’s face it, the connoisseurs of all things sweet—may be particularly susceptible to developing a cavity. The root cause of dental decay is the bacteria that are harbored inside of plaque, a sticky film that accumulates on teeth. These bacteria thrive on the sugary foods and beverages and produce harmful acids that can erode the enamel your child’s teeth. If plaque isn’t routinely removed from the mouth, the effects of the bacteria multiply, and dental decay—cavities—is the eventual result. Getting treatment for cavities typically involves the cleaning of the decayed area, and restoration of the tooth’s surface, typically with a kids cavity filling 07960
. This restoration helps to prevent further decay, and returns the normal form and function to the tooth.
If your child is suffering from a cavity, make sure to get a kids cavity filling 07960
from the pediatric specialists at Children’s Dentistry of Morristown. Delaying treatment of a cavity can result in deeper decay, and even more serious consequences that can irreversibly compromise their tooth and even affect your child’s overall health. By emphasizing an act-early approach to dentistry, your pediatric dentist can help to maintain the health of your child’s smile.
By Children's Dentistry of Morristown
February 3, 2017