3 Ways To Cope When Your Child Gets A Cavity

In most instances, we spend time talking with you about how to help manage your child’s oral health. We love discussing prevention, how to guide your child toward healthy smile care habits, and are more than pleased to discuss what you should do in the case that your child ends up with an issue like tooth decay, so we can quickly resolve the issue. Today, however, our Dallas, TX pediatric dental care team would like to turn our attention away from your kiddo for just a bit and shine a spotlight on you! We know that when your child develops a cavity, it can feel very overwhelming for you. Unfortunately, if you’re upset, your child may pick up on this, which can lead to your child feeling anxious about smile care like dental fillings, rather than relaxed. Let us offer some helpful ways for you to cope, so you can get back on track with feeling A-OK about your son or daughter’s grin!

#1: Remember: Almost Everyone Gets A Cavity

Our team reminds you that just about everyone you meet throughout your life will experience at least one cavity. So, if you were doing your best to hold your child’s oral health to a very difficult standard, it might be time to ease up just a little if not only for your own sake (though you should absolutely keep up with smile care).

#2: Remember: We Can Fix It (And It Will Be Comfortable)

Keep in mind that our practice offers the services your child needs in order to have a healthy tooth again. Just because your child has a cavity doesn’t mean you have to feel upset or blame yourself for putting your child in the position of requiring a filling or a crown. Don’t forget that we offer completely comfortable care! Your little one (or teen) will be just fine coming in to take care of tooth decay and will quickly learn that it’s really no biggie. Yes, it’s best to avoid decay. However, if a fix is required, everything is going to be okay!

#3: Remember: This Can Easily Be Your Child’s First And Last Cavity!

Help yourself feel better about your child developing a cavity when you remember that this can be the last! When you’re very serious about oral health protection, including checkups, cleanings, sealants, fluoride, and care at home, it’s possible to avoid decay altogether! So, if there is any area that’s grown a bit lax, get back on track and there’s nothing to worry about!

Schedule A Gentle Dental Filling When Your Child Develops Decay

Bring your child in for a strong, long-lasting, beautiful filling if a cavity occurs and that adorable smile will be back in good shape. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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