You can, of course, feel very upset when you learn that your child has a cavity, you can lament anything that you may have possibly done to contribute to the tooth decay, and you can even feel somewhat afraid of them. It’s your choice! However, our Dallas, TX team takes it upon ourselves to remind you that you may also choose (instead) to look at the development of a cavity through a very different lens … one that ends up benefiting you and your child in the process. Feeling like you could really use this sort of a pick-me-up right now! Good! Get to know some helpful new perspectives you may not have considered just yet!
#1: As Reminders To Say Yes To Sealants
If you have not already placed dental sealants for your children, then you may wish to use the development of a cavity as motivation to do so. Remember that we place sealants only on back teeth, on the chewing surfaces, because these are the areas that are filled with grooves, where bacteria can very easily hide. Since kids are still learning to brush and floss, these areas are also extra-difficult to clean (though they are already difficult for everyone, including adults). Why not follow through with this preventive option?
#2: As Motivation To Keep Up With Prevention
We know that you may already be doing a very good job with preventive dental care for yourself and with your children. However, when your child develops tooth decay, it’s always a good idea to think about why it happened and to ask yourself if there’s anything you could possibly tighten up or do better with, in terms of your daily dental hygiene together! If so, go ahead and make those little changes for a better experience.
#3: As Reminders That Restorative Care Is Amazing!
Dealing with a cavity? Of course, it’s inconvenient. However, this gives you the chance to remind yourself that you have access to comprehensive restorative dental care for your child! You don’t have to let that decay worsen or negatively impact your child’s oral health. Instead, you can come right in, we’ll take care of it, and it will be all better. Don’t be afraid of decay. Prevent it or treat it! Easy.
Use Cavities As Helpful Motivation
In addition to coming in for the restorative care your child needs when a cavity occurs, we remind you to use decay as a motivating factor! Get on track (with our help) with prevention to keep cavities away! 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 and more.