Could Restorative Dental Treatment Help Your Child Smile Again?

It might seem like kids can enjoy eating whatever they want, because their baby teeth will eventually fall out anyways? Unfortunately this type of thinking can lead to extremely poor oral health, including cavities, gum disease and other dental problems a child could spend years trying to overcome. Fortunately, if your kid has developed a problem, either due to a poor diet, lax dental hygiene, or simply weak teeth due to genetics and other factors, it is possible to help him or her smile again. Pediatric dentists provide a number of conservative and minimally invasive ways to address children’s dental problems.

What Are Common Issues and How Can a Dentist Help?

Cavities are by far the most common dental issue to affect both children and adults, and while they are largely preventable through excellent hygiene and bi-annual cleanings, many people will still suffer with dental caries, or cavities as they are more commonly called.

Fortunately, treatment for a cavity is often minimally invasive, which means your kids have nothing to fear. Many pediatric dentists offer composite resin dental fillings for children, as these are durable, affordable and comfortable for most patients, including those with metal allergies.

Chips, cracks and other visible damage are also common with children, particularly those that are very active and/or participate in sports. Though these issues might seem purely esthetic, they can pose threats to the affected tooth or teeth, since they can worsen with time and normal wear.

Dental crowns help to prevent this, by protecting the tooth and bearing the brunt of one’s chewing. So if your kid has suffered a trauma to a tooth, whether or not there is visible damage, talk to the restorative dentist about what should be done to protect your child’s smile.

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