Cavities & Tooth Colored Fillings Bristow, VA

Dental caries or cavities happen when the tooth enamel begins to breakdown. Both primary teeth and permanent teeth can get cavities. The combination of food, bacteria, acid and saliva form plaque on the teeth. This is a hard sticky substance. If plaque is left on the teeth, over time it will release acids which eat away at the tooth enamel which then can cause cavities. Tooth decay is very common in children which makes keeping up with your six month check-ups and practicing good oral hygiene all the more important.

Cavity Prevention Tips

  • Do not let your child sleep with a bottle unless it is water

  • Limit sugars and starches

  • Brush your child’s teeth twice a day – even if they only have one tooth

  • Floss your child’s teeth daily after age 2

  • Dental sealants before decay sets in

  • Fluoride treatments (if you’re comfortable with fluoride)

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Tooth Colored Dental Fillings Bristow, VA

Most often today we only place tooth colored dental fillings or mercury-free fillings for children. While this is a very small amount of mercury which has been deemed safe, we understand and respect this concern. In addition, metal fillings are unsightly. When they smile and open wide, no one will know!

Did you know we have an adult location?

conveniently located in Bristow!

Neal Dental Care Kids

9070 Devlin Rd. Suite 120
Bristow, VA 20136

Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM

(703) 420-2934
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Dr. Margaret Neal-Stubblefield welcomes you and your little one to Neal Dental Care Kids! Please reach out with any and all questions.

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