Seeing toddlers with perfectly clean and cavity-free teeth are quite uncommon mainly because most parents hardly take the time to care about their young children's dental habits. They let their kids eat sweets as much as they want without requiring them to brush their teeth regularly.
Parents reason that their baby teeth will be replaced anyway so they still have the time to care for it later when "necessary". Unfortunately, they fail to realize baby teeth also require treatment like teeth filling when it has cavities.
Amalgam Versus Resin Fillings, Which One is Best for Your Child?
If you are one of the many who think that teeth filling is for adults only, you can give us a call so we can provide you with more information about teeth fillings for young kids. Note that while there are various filling materials that can be used to aid your child's teeth, two of the most popular are amalgam fillings and resin fillings.
Amalgam had been in existence for 150 years and is made from a combination of silver, tin, and mercury. Considering that amalgam had been used for almost two centuries, it has been studied and improved for many years, which is why it is not only durable and economical but safe as well.
Resin fillings, on the other hand, is made from white porcelain and durable resins that are the same shade as natural teeth, which is why it is aesthetically superior to amalgam.
While you may have your own opinion about the "right" teeth filling material for your child, it is best that you come and see us rather than relying on second-hand information.
Please remember that there are many factors that need to be considered before you can know what is best for your toddler's situation. Set an appointment with us and we will guide you on the whole process.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (530) 272-5522 today.