Filling Versus Pulling Baby Teeth May Spark Controversary Among Parents

Hurst Pediatric Dental releases article titled "Filling Versus Pulling Baby Teeth" that may upset parents. Read the article at

Hurst Pediatric Dental has released a potentially controversial article “Filling Versus Pulling Baby Teeth”, which may upset those parents who want to pull instead of fill their child’s primary teeth when they are decayed.

The article examines the high points and low points of how to treat cavities in baby teeth, in the pursuit of providing an unbiased view and trustworthy advice for parents. In atypical manner though, a certain element of the article may potentially spark discontent among parents of pediatric dental patients.

Below is a portion of the piece, which neatly exemplifies the controversial element:

No parent wants their child to have cavities, but it can be disconcerting for parents when their baby has dental decay. Baby teeth eventually do fall out to make room for adult teeth, so the question of filling a cavity in baby teeth versus pulling the teeth is of valid concern. In most cases, though, filling a baby tooth is preferred.

A spokesperson for Hurst Pediatric Dental, Dr. Joby Hurst, D.M.D., says “Of course Hurst Pediatric Dental never sets out to intentionally upset anybody. The aim of our article is first and foremost to educate parents on the options and consequences of filling versus pulling baby teeth. It is critical, however, that we stay dedicated to our true voice.

Although our “Filling Versus Pulling Baby Teeth” article might unsettle those who would rather pull instead of fill their child’s baby teeth when they have cavities, our duty is to our readers, and more importantly, to our young patients. We believe it’s more important to lay down the facts, than to please everyone. Which is notoriously difficult to do.”

Although there has been no backlash as of yet, the possibility exists, as the article may upset some parents who do not see the need to fill baby teeth, since they fall out eventually on their own.

Hurst Pediatric Dental is a provider of in-depth educational articles in the Pediatric Dentistry market and has stated that future aims for the website are to raise awareness about the pediatric dental services they offer and to educate parents on best oral-care practices for their children.

Hurst Pediatric Dental’s complete article can be found at

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