Receiving a dental filling is a way to restore the tooth after a dental cavity or tooth decay. When the bacteria in your child’s mouth combines with sugar from the foods they eat, it creates an acid. This acid begins to eat at your child’s sensitive tooth enamel, causing it to weaken and creating tiny holes in the enamel, known as dental cavities. If caught early, these cavities can be treated with a dental filling. The filling will fill in the decayed portion of the tooth, protecting it and preventing the bacteria from spreading further into the tooth.
Fillings are commonly made of either silver amalgam or composite resin material. A few of the benefits of the composite resin fillings include:
There are three simple steps when your child is receiving a dental filling. These steps are:
Dental fillings are one of the simplest dental procedures and we want you to rest assured that your child is in gentle and knowledgeable hands. If you help your child to properly care for his or her dental fillings properly (brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting our office every 6 months for a checkup), it’s possible for your child’s filling to last for years.
To learn more about the dental filling procedure, or if you need to make a pediatric dental appointment with Dr. Raelene Fulford, please contact Camp Little Tooth® located in Lafayette, Colorado. Our kid’s dentist serves the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield, Erie, Boulder, Superior and Todd Creek, Colorado. Give us a call at 303-604-1000.
During this time of social distancing, we are pleased to offer TeleDentistry as a way for our camp families to safely connect with us in the event of an emergency. Our goal is to provide you with the same great care you are accustomed to from the safety of your home.
Our one-of-a-kind pediatric dental office is currently accepting new patients. We can't wait to meet your family and we're going to make going to the dentist fun for your kids and easy on you! We've got all the information about making a pediatric dental appointment at Camp Little Tooth®!
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