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How to Tell if Your Child Needs a Dental Filling July 19, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
How to Tell if Your Child Needs a Dental Filling, Anchorage, Alaska

Many parents are surprised to learn their children can get cavities as soon as their baby teeth begin emerge. At any sign of tooth decay, it’s important to visit a trusted children’s dentist right away, as a filling may be necessary. When your child needs quality oral care, Alaska Dentistry for Kids in Anchorage, AK, always provides gentle, personalized care for kids.

If you can catch a cavity early on, your dentist can perform a filling to prevent more serious damage. Here are a few signs your child may need a dental filling:

  • Pain Or Sensitivity: If your child is complaining about a toothache or sensitivity to hot or cold foods, a cavity may be present.  
  • imageA Hole Or Dark Spot: Grab a flashlight and tell your child to say “ah” while you take a look at their teeth. If you observe a dark spot or hole in a particular tooth, a cavity is likely to blame.
  • Chipped Tooth: If a tooth is chipped, this may be a sign of tooth decay that has progressed to a more serious cavity.  

If your child is in pain, visit a children’s dentist right away to see if a filling is necessary. For the best children’s dentist in Anchorage, look no further than Alaska Dentistry for Kids. With a caring staff who know how to “speak kid,” parents and children alike feel comfortable and at ease in the friendly office. To learn more, call a staff member today at (907) 274-2525, or visit their website to view all the services they provide.

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