It is always our goal here at Children’s Dental Group to make cavities a rare occurrence. And with prevention and good oral hygiene strategy, there’s every reason to expect that. However, even under the most optimistic circumstances there will be occasion to treat a cavity, and when that happens, depend on our pediatric dental office Lynwood for expert and gentle care for your child.
Why do cavities appear in the first place? Dental plaque, the invisible bacterial film, is responsible, and it is fueled by dietary sugar. Plaque, and the tartar it becomes when it is not removed from your child’s teeth daily, erodes his or her precious tooth enamel. Eventually, this erosion results in a tiny hole, or what we popularly call a cavity. Your child should come in for a complete dental examination and x-rays every six months at our pediatric dental office Lynwood. By doing so, she or he will have any cavities that are present detected early enough so that they can be treated in a timely manner. Putting in the filling material restores your child’s tooth so that there is no longer any opening that can lead to a toothache, or an infection due to the ability of bacteria to get inside your child’s tooth. Our pediatric dental office Lynwood is dedicated to putting in fillings that will last, and which are unlikely to cause difficulties. In addition to treating an existing cavity, avoiding future ones is a priority, and that’s where our teeth cleanings come in. Done during the same visit as a twice-yearly checkup, they eradicate tartar buildup and leftover plaque. The less of them around, the better your child’s oral health is likely to be.
Cavities deserve quick action, so contact our office and set up a convenient appointment to bring your child in for a checkup.