If one of your kids has a cavity and you need to find treatment quickly, call the professionals at Kool Smiles.
Whether your child’s cavity is in a baby tooth or a permanent tooth, it is important to get it fixed quickly. Untreated cavities not only cause pain and sensitivity, but they can also lead to some serious health problems.
Once it is determined that your child has a cavity, his or her dentist will likely recommend that they get a filling. The main types of fillings used in children are:
Your child’s dentist can help you decide which type of filling is best. However, if your kid’s tooth is severely decayed, their dentist may suggest a dental crown or root canal.
Lack of dental care is not the only reason for cavities in kids. While brushing, flossing, and visiting a dentist can help prevent cavities from forming, diet and genetics are also factors.
These actions can also help your child maintain a cavity-free smile:
Tip: Limit your child’s snacking, avoid sugary foods and fruit juice, and encourage your child to brush his or her teeth after eating.
Tip: Until your kids are seven or eight years old, monitor them while they brush, and explain the importance of spitting out their toothpaste. In children younger than two years old, consider using a fluoride-free toothpaste, unless otherwise directed by your dentist.
Tip: When your child’s permanent molars come in (usually between ages five and seven), consider getting dental sealants to help protect them from decay.
Kool Smiles dental offices are built specifically for children, and our staff of highly trained dental professionals can help you choose the best cavity treatment for your kids. We will also provide instructions to make sure your child remains healthy after having their cavity treated.
Call us today or find a Kool Smiles near you to make an appointment.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/OralHealthInformation/ChildrensOralHealth/ToothDecayProcess.htm
Mouth Healthy: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/s/sealants
Simple Steps Dental: http://www.simplestepsdental.com/SS/ihtSS/r.==/st.31840/t.625359/pr.3.html
Medicine Net: http://www.medicinenet.com/cavities/related-conditions/index.htm
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