Dental Fillings & Sealants

Understanding the Importance of Baby Teeth

Untreated cavities — even in baby teeth — can result in oral health issues for children. The good news is that cavities in baby teeth can be treated just like permanent teeth, and our pediatric dentist can help you set your child up for a lifetime of good oral health.

Tooth Decay in Children

Even with regular brushing and flossing, children are still susceptible to cavities. Cavities are caused by plaque, a sticky, clear film of bacteria that forms on teeth and weakens the enamel. 

While anyone can get a cavity, children tend to be more susceptible to dental caries because they are not experienced with dental hygiene and do not always understand the repercussions of not taking care of their teeth. The good news is that the risk for cavities in children can be greatly reduced by practicing good dental hygiene habits starting at an early age. 

Working together, our dental team will help you and your child understand the causes of tooth decay and how to prevent it. 

Tooth Decay in Children

Even with regular brushing and flossing, children are still susceptible to cavities. Cavities are caused by plaque, a sticky, clear film of bacteria that forms on teeth and weakens the enamel. 

While anyone can get a cavity, children tend to be more susceptible to dental caries because they are not experienced with dental hygiene and do not always understand the repercussions of not taking care of their teeth. The good news is that the risk for cavities in children can be greatly reduced by practicing good dental hygiene habits starting at an early age. 

Working together, our dental team will help you and your child understand the causes of tooth decay and how to prevent it. 

Dental Sealants for Children

In addition to brushing, flossing, and regular checkups, dental sealants are another important measure for protecting kids’ teeth against decay. Dental sealants are an important preventative measure designed to give your child’s smile every possible advantage against bacteria. Acting as a “shield” for the teeth, sealants are designed to cover the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) to help keep out germs, food, and plaque which could lead to dental decay.

If you think your child may benefit from applied sealants, talk with our team today!

Signs of Childhood Cavities

When tooth decay in children first appears, it may have no symptoms at all. This is one reason why regular dental exams are important. Your child’s pediatric dentist can detect cavities early, and if small enough, may be able to stave off treatment. Once a cavity grows, however, your child may begin to experience symptoms.

Symptoms of cavities may include:

  • Tooth sensitivity (usually to hot, cold, or sweets)
  • Toothache
  • Pain when biting down
  • White, brown, or black spots on the tooth (white spots usually appear first)
  • Visible pit or hole in the tooth

If you believe your child may be experiencing dental decay, contact us today to schedule a visit with our team!

Signs of Childhood Cavities

When tooth decay in children first appears, it may have no symptoms at all. This is one reason why regular dental exams are important. Your child’s pediatric dentist can detect cavities early, and if small enough, may be able to stave off treatment. Once a cavity grows, however, your child may begin to experience symptoms.

Symptoms of cavities may include:

  • Tooth sensitivity (usually to hot, cold, or sweets)
  • Toothache
  • Pain when biting down
  • White, brown, or black spots on the tooth (white spots usually appear first)
  • Visible pit or hole in the tooth

If you believe your child may be experiencing dental decay, contact us today to schedule a visit with our team!

Dental Cleanings for Kids in Suwanee

Despite our best efforts, we know cavities are a part of life for many children. If that time comes for your family, we’ll be here to support you all the way! Whether you’re looking to correct a cavity or simply schedule your child’s next dental exam we’re here to help. Contact us today!