Help Your Kids Smile Confidently Again with Smile Restorations: Part One

Despite your best efforts to help your kids care for their smiles, there may still be times when they will require restorative dentistry to treat a variety of issues that can threaten their oral health. Approximately 40 percent of school-aged children will struggle with dental cavities, for instance. Many more will chip or crack a tooth, or even develop infections caused by trauma or decay. Fortunately, restorative dentistry provides a number of safe and effective ways to help your kids smile again, even after threatening dental issues. It is simply important to schedule an appointment with your kids’ pediatric dentist as soon as you suspect a problem, that way the dentist can quickly help to restore your child’s precious smile!

Dental Fillings Can Help Protect Decayed Teeth!

Dental fillings are one of the most common restorative treatments for kids and adults alike. That is because cavities are, by far, the most common oral health concern. A cavity is created when acidic erosion has worn away the outer layer of the tooth, the enamel, causing the more sensitive layer beneath it to become exposed. This is why many patients with cavities complain of sensitivity or discomfort when trying to enjoy their meals or drinks.

A dental filling helps address this by creating a tight seal around the damaged tooth, which can generally prevent further discomfort since the dentin will no longer be exposed. It also protects against the development of an infection, by preventing food particles and bacteria’s ability to enter into the tooth.

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