“Look Ma, no cavities” is what every parent wants to hear at the end of a dental appointment, and preventive dentistry is keeping more children free of decay than ever before. But when your child faces a dental problem, you have the right to be fully informed about the treatment choices for your child’s condition.
You have the responsibility to work with your pediatric dentist to make the best treatment decision for your child. Half of all American children under the age of 12 have never had a cavity. That means half of them do. If your child has tooth decay, treatments are available that are far more attractive and comfortable than in the past. A parent can be a wise consumer if you know your options and discuss them with your pediatric dentist.
WHY FILL BABY TEETH WHEN THEY FALL OUT ANYWAY?
While it is true that baby teeth do eventually come out, it is also true that they are important to your child in the meantime.