As a cavity first starts out small, often the first signs are dark dots or spots on your child’s teeth that cannot be brushed away.

We prefer to treat these cavities before they become large enough to cause any discomfort to your child.

Cavities in children progress much faster than adults and are more dangerous because baby teeth are much smaller and have a thinner protective membrane (enamel) than adult teeth.

Removing small cavities to prevent them from infecting the whole tooth and other teeth is an important step in preventing dental abscesses that may necessitate removal of the tooth and all the consequences associated with baby tooth removal such as malnutrition and crowding of teeth as they grow.