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Dental fillings become necessary when one or more teeth develop cavities. Cavities are typically caused by a combination of several factors that include frequent consumption of sugary food or drink, poor oral hygiene, not brushing and flossing as often as necessary, and irregular visits to the dentist. This can be especially difficult for children that love eating fruit snacks, having dessert, and simply do not know how to brush their teeth properly.
Old metal fillings are a thing of the past with dental fillings now being made to match your natural tooth. This is fantastic news for those that need to have dental work done but are afraid of ending up with a mouth full of metal. In fact, those with previous metal fillings can have them replaced with a natural tooth-colored material so that their smile can look fresh and new again. Continue reading
You, or your child, may need dental fillings in order to protect your tooth and to keep it safe after damage or an infection. Fortunately, there are several options available for people needing a filling and they now come in tooth-colored materials that make it difficult to tell that dental work had ever been completed.
At Cute Smiles 4 Kids of San Antonio, we are experts at providing the care your family needs while keeping smiles beautiful. Most often, a filling is used when treating a cavity. If you, or your child, has a cavity the infected or decayed area will need to be removed. This will leave a small hole or at least dent that needs to be filled in. If it is left open and exposed, it will become an excellent resting place for bacteria, leading to future oral health problems.