Childhood tooth decay is a very common issue in the United States. The CDC reports that 1 in every 5 children have untreated decay between the ages of 3 to 11, and it is the most common disease among children in the United States. Untreated decay can lead to pain and infection which may in turn cause difficulty eating and speaking. Children Restorations are generally addressed in two ways, composite bonding or crowns. Composite fillings are used for smaller cavities, while crowns are placed where composites are not effective due to the location of the cavity or severity of tooth decay.
One of the best ways to keep your child’s oral health in good standing is to avoid decay in the first place. This starts with regular dental cleanings and checkups. During these exams, we like to review good oral hygiene habits and encourage good nutrition. Education on oral hygiene is something we take very seriously and view as an important part in creating a lifelong smile for your child.
Children restorations can be scheduled by contacting us by phone or request an appointment below.