Cavities (tooth decay) are caused by acid-producing bacteria that break down and weaken an area of tooth, causing a hole to form. Not all cavities need fillings and our pediatric dentist, Dr. Fran, will review with you and your family thorough and effective oral care plans to prevent cavities. It may be as simple as regular brushing and flossing to getting sealants to cover any deep grooves.
When the hole reaches a certain size or depth, however, intervention is necessary to save the tooth and prevent further tooth decay. At Glow, we use white dental fillings for kids to restore the teeth after the cavities are removed.