You don’t love thinking about cavities when it comes to your kiddos but you know that tooth decay is always a possibility. Some parents feel extremely stressed out at the thought of the development of even one cavity, while others wonder if they should be more worried. Of course, our Dallas, TX team encourages you to simply take a straightforward look at decay, to understand prevention and treatment, and to stick to the facts. When you do this, you’ll be helping your child maintain excellent oral health through the easy means required!
#1: It’s Not The End Of The World
A cavity isn’t the end of the world … we promise! Follow through on future preventive care (and necessary restorative care) and it will all be okay!
#2: We Can Make Them Go Away
Fortunately, when a cavity forms, you don’t have to feel guilty, upset, or even worried. Instead, our team encourages you to try to feel proactive. First, remember that we can talk with you about what may have caused the decay and anything you might do at home to help avoid additional cavities in the future. Then, of course, there’s the fact that we can easily help you say goodbye to that cavity with a tooth-colored filling! Your child’s experience will be quick and comfortable. The end result? A healthy tooth that looks like it used to!
#3: Cavity-Free Is The Best
Yes, it’s true that if your child has a cavity or two, everything is going to be just fine. You don’t have to get extremely upset, nor do you have to worry about the fate of your child’s smile in the moment. However, we remind you that with that said, it’s still very important to do all that you can to prevent tooth decay. Here’s the main reason why: An intact, decay-free tooth that is also free of any other type of damage is the strongest and has the greatest chance at living a long life. When a cavity forms, even after that tooth receives a filling, its structure has still been slightly compromised. The easiest way to preserve teeth for as long as possible is to keep them as healthy as possible, so keep brushing, flossing, and scheduling dental checkups and cleanings!
Feel Better About Fillings
We know that you don’t want to have to bring your kiddos in for fillings but we remind you that if cavities develop, the filling is worth it and everything is going to be okay! For more information, come on in. 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, and more.