My nine year old needs a filling. I don’t want any mercury in his system and therefore want a white filling. His pediatric dentist, however, says that children can’t have those. I find that hard to believe. Thoughts?
Maddie J. – Washington
You’re right. Children can have white fillings. What your pediatric dentist was probably trying to convey, is that it is difficult for children to sit still during the procedure. It is important for the filling to stay completely dry during the procedure, which would mean your son would have to sit quite still during his appointment.
You’re more likely to find a willing dentist if you look for one who is considered a mercury free dentist. If you have trouble finding a pediatric dentist who is mercury free, you can try a general dentist. There are many general dentists who enjoy and are very qualified to treat children.
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