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.

Is Dental Decay Contagious?

Is Dental Decay Contagious?

Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, despite also being preventable. Is dental decay a contagious disease?  Is it possible to catch it from someone else? In a previous post we discussed what causes dental cavities. To summarise, bacteria (germs) in our mouths convert sugar in food and drink that we consume

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