Signs Your Child Needs White Fillings for Their Teeth

Signs Your Child Needs White Fillings for Their Teeth

Investing in your child’s smile is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. By teaching them how to care for their oral health, you can help your child to maintain a healthy and happy smile to treasure for life. This is why it is so important to look out for signs that your child needs white fillings for their teeth.

What are White Fillings?

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made by moulding putty-like resin to fit the tooth. As well as being ideal for adults, they are also great for children looking for a natural looking and metal free result.

One of the most frequent reasons for needing a tooth filling is to fill a cavity, but they can also be used to repair damaged teeth or replace a broken part of a tooth.

How to Identify a Cavity

Paying close attention to your child’s behaviour as what they say can help you to identify if they need to visit a dentist. When trying to identify if your child has a cavity, look out for the following signs:

⦁ Your child is complaining about tooth pain or gum pain.
⦁ Your child is complaining about pain while chewing their food.
⦁ Your child notices tooth sensitivity when eating certain foods.
⦁ You notice white or brown chalky spots on your child’s teeth.
⦁ You notice holes in your child’s teeth.

Whilst it may not be anything to worry about, it is always worth checking with your dentist.

Benefits of White Fillings for Teeth

When compared to amalgam or silver fillings, white fillings do not remove healthy tooth tissue and are minimally invasive. Since the composite material hardens within seconds during the procedure, it makes it very convenient with little downtime.

By using composite material, our team can restore the tooth’s strength in a way that is both effective and efficient. White fillings are also tooth coloured, so they are ideal for creating a natural looking smile.

Child Friendly Dentistry

At Marsh House we are dedicated to providing a child friendly environment which aims to deliver pain free dentistry to children using the latest in dental technology all run by a team of highly trained paediatric dentists. In addition to white fillings, we offer an array of children’s dentistry treatments including preventative dentistry, oral hygiene services, early orthodontics and more.

If you are concerned about your child’s oral health or think they may be showing signs that they need fillings for their teeth, please get in touch to book an appointment.