Fillings for baby teeth

Fillings for baby teeth

Maybe you have just found out that your child has one or more cavities in their baby teeth? It is normal for parents to have concerns and questions.  In this blog, we hope to give some answers and reassurance about fillings for baby teeth. Children can develop tooth decay soon after their baby teeth come through.

Are Baby Teeth Important?

Are Baby Teeth Important?

Are baby teeth Important? What if your child gets cavities in their baby teeth? Is it really necessary to get them treated if they are not having any toothache? Surely the baby teeth will fall out after a while anyway? Though you lose them early in life, your primary teeth, also called baby teeth or

Which foods cause tooth decay?

Which foods cause tooth decay?

Your child’s diet is one of the most important factors in developing dental decay and small changes can make a big difference. In the previous blog post we looked at how foods containing sugar combine with bacteria in plaque to produce acid. If the teeth are subjected to frequent or long periods of acid attack, decay becomes

What causes dental cavities?

What causes dental cavities?

When you consume any food or drink containing carbohydrate, or sugar, the bacteria in the plaque on your teeth metabolise it, producing an acid attack which lasts for at least 20 minutes. The acid dissolves the outer surface layer of the teeth (enamel). The acid attack will be much longer if the food remains stuck

Sealants

By age 19, tooth decay affects nearly 70 percent of all children. Left untreated, tooth decay, also known as cavities, may result in pain and infection. One highly effective option to help prevent cavities is dental sealants – a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surface of teeth. Dental sealants have been proven a

Early Childhood Caries

Is Your Child at Risk for Early Childhood Tooth Decay? The average healthy adult visits the dentist twice a year. The average healthy 2-year-old has never been to the dentist. By kindergarten, 75 percent of children have never seen a dentist, yet dental decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. The culprit? A