Protect Your Child’s Health with Mercury Free Fillings in Corsicana, TX
Children can develop cavities. They usually miss spots when they’re brushing, and they love all that sugary food. You’ll be happy to know that our team at Corsicana Pediatric Dentistry uses composite resin for your child’s fillings meaning they’re mercury free and a healthier choice. Parents from Eureka, TX and surrounding areas are encouraged to contact our Corsicana location today to schedule their loved one’s first appointment with Dr. James Slaughter. We’re the only pediatric specialty office in the area!
Why do mercury free fillings make a difference? Amalgam fillings are held in place by mechanical undercuts that are purposely made in the tooth to hold the filling in place. These undercuts are wedge shaped and weaken the tooth significantly. This wedging effect is analogous to a wedge used to split logs. Well, guess what? This same wedging effect occurs in the tooth: the silver filling being the wedge and the tooth being the log. Composite fillings (also known as “white” or “tooth-colored” fillings) aren’t just a more cosmetically pleasing option—they’re mercury free. We know that you want only the best for your child’s health, and that’s why we choose composite fillings to fight your child’s tooth decay.
Dr. James also offers dental sealants to help prevent cavities from forming and to give your child fluoride supplements to strengthen enamel against decay.