I’ve gone to the same clinic since I was a child. My dentist is great, but he’s kind of old school. In fact, he still prefers the old silver amalgam fillings. I have a few in my mouth. They’ve never bothered me. However, I have a son now and I’m a little concerned about mercury filled fillings. My dentist said that children can’t have composite fillings, but I find that hard to believe. Are there dentists who do white fillings for children?
Melinda S. – Conway, AR
It’s not that children can’t have composite fillings. It’s that it is not an easy procedure to do with children because they have to stay quite still during the procedure. Your dentist, who based on what you said, isn’t very experienced in composite fillings anyway, obviously would not be a good choice.
However, there are mercury free dentists who work with children. They’ll be more willing to work with you.
If you’re happy with your dentist, you don’t have to switch. You can just go to a different one for your son. It’s up to you. But, you’ll probably feel more peaceful with a dentist who can give your son white fillings.
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