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The average child doesn't loose all their baby teeth until 10 to 12 years old.  The baby teeth provide space maintainers for the permanent teeth, so it is important to keep the baby teeth healthy until the permanent teeth erupt.  A cavity (infection) in a baby tooth will continue to grow until it is treated and the tooth may develop a severe tooth ache if not treated.  It is important to remove decay present in a child mouth in order to prevent the spread of more disease (tooth decay).  Also, it is important to maintain a healthy environment for the permanent teeth to develop.

We currently have Icon filling available at our office.  An Icon filling is a non surgical option that does not require drilling the tooth in order to place the filling.  This micro-invasive technology fills and reinforces demineralizing enamel without drilling.  When an incipient lesion is small (beginning stages of a cavity), we are able to place an Icon filling with out removing any tooth structure. Visiting the dentist every 6 months makes it possible to catch the beginning stages of a cavity and place an icon filling, rather than drilling and filling the tooth. 

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