Unfortunately, even with good oral hygiene, your child can get a cavity. They most often occur in the back teeth, which are harder to reach with a toothbrush and, as such, get ignored a bit when brushing. The good news is that our South Manhattan pediatric dentist, Dr. Dikansky, uses tooth-colored composite resin fillings to repair decay. Just like silver amalgam fillings, the “white fillings” fill the cavities and prevent further tooth destruction. However, they are matched to the color of your child’s teeth, making them virtually invisible!