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Why Are Composite Fillings Best for Children?

Silver amalgam fillings are out. Today’s pediatric dentists more often opt for the natural look of composite fillings when treating tiny patients. What Are Amalgam Fillings? Made of half mercury and the rest copper, silver, and tin, amalgam fillings are usually called “silver fillings.” Often used in back molars because of its durability and strength, […]

Stop Teeth Troubles in Their Tracks with Periodic Dental X-Rays

In pediatric dentistry, earlier really is better. When problems are detected early, it’s possible to create a plan of action to minimize and eliminate many future dental issues. Periodic dental x-rays, or radiographs, are a particularly important tool used in pediatric dentistry. Dentists perform visual exams of the teeth, but not all structures inside the […]

What’s the Big Deal About Fluoride and Sealants?

While brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings go a long way, they are not enough to fully protect your child’s teeth against decay. As an extra measure of prevention, there are two other tools that go a long way in preserving your child’s oral health: fluoride and sealants. Fluoride Fluoride is a naturally occurring element […]