Modern technology makes a big difference to little teeth
Dr Darryl Marsh writes… In this blog entry I want to start to talk about the topic of family dentistry, and by this I mean helping parents to understand and help care for their children’s teeth.
No parent wants to see their child suffering with an abscess or painful tooth cavity.
Fortunately, recent advances in dentistry have allowed dentists to identify decay risks early and follow this with procedures designed to heal these areas before they need fillings.
These days we have materials and techniques available to us allow us to detect advanced or irreversible cavities as soon as possible.
Early detection of cavities enables us to remove the decayed area before it progresses to a larger problems like root canal– therefore keeping the tooth as intact and as strong as possible. An added bonus to this is that by removing the decay early we reduce the chance of a toothache – nobody likes a toothache!
The benefits of early decay detection are all things that children (and their parents) love: