Dental Fillings

At Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that well-informed patients are the best patients. We work especially hard to teach our young patients about caring for their mouths and establishing life-long habits for oral health. We know that for a lot of pediatric dentistry patients, fillings can be scary. Below is a little information to explain why there is nothing to worry about.

What Are Dental Fillings?

Toothbrush unable to clean grooves in teeth.

Dental fillings use sealants to help protect grooves in the tops of your teeth. We use these sealants both as a preventative measure and to treat cavities. The term “fillings” is most associated with the latter. In this case, we drill out any decaying tooth and fill in the gap to protect the rest of the tooth.

What Are Dental Sealants?

At our Boerne kids’ dentist office, we sometimes use a preventative version of this procedure. Some teeth have small grooves in the top that aren’t big enough for toothbrush bristles to reach. To help prevent the build-up of bacteria in these grooves, we carefully clean the tooth then apply a sealant to protect it. This full in the gap, making oral care easier.

Benefits of Dental Fillings and Sealants

Teeth don’t like having bacteria on them and this can cause the enamel to start to decay. Practicing good oral care habits is the best way to prevent this. However, it isn’t always enough. We use filling and sealants to help you better take care of your teeth.

Dental Sealants - Step by Step.

Taking Care of Your Sealants and Fillings

One great benefit of these procedures is that tooth care remains the same. Brush two or more times per day for two minutes each and floss daily. As long as you keep up good dental hygiene, your fillings or sealants will stay in good shape.

Contact Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

We are the pediatric dentist Fair Oaks and Boerne residents trust to take care of their children’s teeth. Schedule an appointment today or call us at (830) 331-8008 to see one of our dentists. We are happy to help ensure your child’s lasting dental health!

Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

  • Boerne Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry - 215 W. Bandera Rd., #112, Boerne, TX 78006 Phone: (830) 331-8008

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