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55 Caren Ave #280 | Worthington, OH 43085

As part of our mission here at the Greatest Smiles on Earth, Dr. Thomas Becher believes in providing high-quality preventative and corrective dental care to infants, children, and adolescents. If your child requires a filling for a cavity, Dr. Thomas Becher is a reliable dentist you can trust to care for your little one.

Dental fillings, sometimes called tooth restorations, are common for children. When your child has a cavity, part of the tooth has started to decay and to prevent further erosion and damage, a filling is necessary to restore the tooth to a healthy state.

At the Greatest Smiles on Earth, we believe that teaching your child proper oral hygiene and providing the utmost in restorative care to their tiny mouths will set them up for the healthiest, happiest, and most smiley mouths around.

What types of fillings are available?

In the past, dentists made fillings from high quality, non-reactive materials such as gold, silver, porcelain, and composite. Some of these materials are still occasionally used and have a long reputation for holding up to the everyday wear and tear of the human mouth.

Like most modern advancements, dental technology has evolved to offer more options to our patients. At the Greatest Smiles on Earth, we offer the latest ceramic and plastic compound materials for fillings that best match the natural color of your child’s teeth.

What’s right for your child?

Before you rush to a decision to fix a cavity, it’s essential to understand all your options. You will want to consider performance, durability, longevity, and cost when picking a treatment plan.

Some factors Dr. Thomas Becher will consider before selecting the material for your child’s filling include:

  • The composition of the filling material – Our office prefers to use the highest quality composite or porcelain materials as opposed to silver for our filling procedures
  • The decay of the impacted tooth
  • The location of the tooth needing restoration
  • The importance of the tooth for chewing and talking
  • The number of treatments and visits needed during care

How do we prevent additional decay in the future?

At the Greatest Smiles on Earth, Dr. Thomas Becher believes that preventative care is the best way to protect your child’s teeth. We recommend a sealant procedure to all our patients to guard their little mouths from plaque and food build-up that commonly leads to cavities.

In addition to our excellent in-office sealant and fluoride treatments, we recommend that all our patients build healthy teeth cleaning habits, such as brushing and flossing twice a day. The typical routine is to have your child brush and floss their teeth after their morning breakfast and right before bed.

Supervise them while they brush to ensure the best methods and remind them to brush their tongues as well!

Does fluoride prevent cavities?

At your child’s bi-annual visit, we will provide a regular fluoride treatment as part of our arsenal of preventative care. You may frequently see toothpaste and mouthwash advertised as containing fluoride, but these treatments deliver a much more powerful dose than over-the-counter products. We advise our patients to utilize our in-office fluoride as well as fluoride-containing oral care products for the best results.

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614-846-4711
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As a pediatric specialist with formal postgraduate training in children’s dentistry, we offer complete dental services exclusively for children, including orthodontics. Our goal is to provide the highest quality dental care for your child in a comfortable and caring environment.

Schedule

Mon: 8am - 12:30pm & 2pm to 5pm
Tue: 8am - 12:30pm & 2pm to 5pm
Wed: 8am - 12:30pm & 2pm to 5pm
Thu: 8am - 12:30pm & 2pm to 5pm
Fri: 8am – 12pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

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55 Caren Ave, Suite 280
Worthington, OH 43085