Sometimes even the best brushers ends up getting a hole (cavity) in their teeth. These cavities are caused by bacteria and fillings are used to restore the cavity. This simple, relative painless procedure prevents bacteria from spreading further into your tooth, and possibly infecting the tooth nerve. Dr. Govindaiah will also discuss diet and brushing habits that can prevent the need for future fillings for the kids in Greater Springfield, Illinois area. At our office we offer only tooth colored fillings.