Family Dentistry - Seattle-South Lake Union & Tacoma, WA

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Our Compassionate Dental Family Loves Caring for Yours

When it comes to your family’s smiles and oral health, you deserve nothing short of the best dental care. At Kois Dentistry, we understand every stage of life brings unique dental needs so we treat every member of your family as an individual. The moment you walk into our modern practice in Seattle-South Lake Union, WA, you’ll be treated like a member of our extended family. From preventive services and emergency dentistry to more advanced procedures such as crowns and bridges, Dr. Dean E. Kois and Dr. Tara L. Kois are committed to providing your entire family with superb care leveraging advanced training and sophisticated technologies. When you visit our team for family dentistry you and your family members will receive the comprehensive care you need to maintain excellent oral health along with personalized, one-on-one attention. A primary focus of our family dental practice is preventive care, which we believe is key to optimal oral health.

Personalized Family Dentistry Services

Being treated by a compassionate dental team that understands the needs of young children provides a solid foundation for their future smile and oral health. Through routine cleanings, cavity detection and fillings, facilitating proper tooth eruption and jaw development, and orthodontics, we love creating positive dental experiences for children. We understand developing a fear-free and positive relationship with toddlers sets the stage for a lifetime of good oral health.

We may recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments to help strengthen your children’s teeth and reduce the risk of decay. We also offer early-phase orthodontics, tooth-colored fillings, and custom mouth guards to be worn during sports and other physical activities. Our highly skilled orthodontist has vast expertise correcting alignment and bite issues in children and teens with traditional braces and Invisalign®. Dental care during your child’s adolescent years is especially important because this has a lifelong effect on their oral health.

While we always try to save a tooth, sometimes a loose, infected, cracked, or otherwise damaged tooth needs to be extracted. During this procedure, our dentists gently pull your tooth, being careful not to disturb healthy bone or gum tissue. After extraction, our team will help you find the most beneficial tooth replacement option to fit your needs and lifestyle, such as a bridge, partial denture, or dental implant.

Routine dental cleanings are an important part of maintaining good oral health. Paired with regular brushing and flossing, professional cleanings from our gentle hygienists can help prevent plaque buildup, tooth decay, and other dental issues. We recommend scheduling a dental cleaning appointment every six months, during which one of our dentists will also perform an oral exam to ensure your teeth and gums are in good condition.

We utilize state-of-the-art VELscope® technology for oral cancer screening, a non-invasive system that emits a safe blue light into the mouth. While healthy tissues reflect this light (causing them to glow), any abnormal tissue will absorb the light and appear dark. We also offer salivary diagnostic screening that enables us to predict the risk of future cavities by looking at the acids and bacteria in your saliva. We can also use this method to test for early-stage periodontal disease before symptoms appear, thereby helping to reduce your risk of systemic problems linked to gum disease, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Composite dental fillings are the metal-free alternative to conventional amalgam fillings. Composite is the color of your natural teeth and just as durable as traditional fillings, for a strong and attractive result. Using this metal-free option also eliminates the risk of allergic reactions or health issues related to mercury release.

The imperfect positioning of the teeth when your jaws are closed is called malocclusion. During this procedure, we adjust your bite by removing tiny interferences that keep your teeth from coming together properly. An occlusal adjustment corrects malocclusion, restores your bite for normal chewing, and prevents a multitude of potential dental disorders.

Removable dentures are a cost-effective and popular method for replacing several teeth (partial denture) or all of your natural teeth (full denture). Implant-supported dentures are a more optimal solution that eliminate the negative issues associated with dentures. We use the All-on-4 protocol, which relies on a minimum of four dental implant posts that support a crafted row of teeth custom-fitted to your mouth.

Whether you have a weakened, broken, or missing a tooth, dental crowns and bridges in Seattle-South Lake Union, WA are an optimal solution for restoring your smile. Crowns are porcelain or ceramic “caps” for your teeth that conceal cosmetic and functional damage. They’re also recommended after a root canal to protect the weakened tooth. Dental bridges are a fixed replacement for one or more missing teeth that consist of an artificial tooth anchored by a crowned tooth on each side.

If you or a family member have a severe toothache, knocked out a tooth playing sports, broke a restoration, or have another dental emergency, we’re here to relieve your pain! We understand teeth aren’t exempt from life’s unexpected moments and make every effort to get you into our office as soon as possible.

About 75% of Americans have some degree of anxiety about visiting the dentist, and an estimated 9% to 15% avoid going to the dentist altogether. At Kois Dentistry, we do everything we can to make your visit as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible. As such, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and IV sedation to ensure you and your entire family receive the preventive and restorative dental care you need in a soothing setting.

Sleep apnea can affect people of all ages, including a small percentage of children. If you’re diagnosed by a specialist with mild to low-moderate sleep apnea, we can create a sleep appliance custom-fitted to your unique anatomy to ensure your breathing passages remain open at night. Young children diagnosed with sleep apnea may benefit from pediatric orthodontic treatment such as palatal expanders, depending on their stage of growth.

Each time you visit us for family dentistry in Seattle-South Lake Union, WA, we hope to get to know you a little better.

We Build Lasting Relationships for Lasting Smiles

At Kois Dentistry, we deliver dental care that blends clinical excellence with compassion to build lifelong relationships. Each time you visit us for family dentistry in Seattle-South Lake Union, WA, we hope to get to know you a little better. We’re dedicated to creating an optimal foundation for dental wellness starting in childhood and hope to help your family maintain beautiful, healthy teeth and gums throughout all of life’s stages. Our team is committed to ensuring your family receives top-quality dental care in a safe, comfortable, and trusted environment.

We love making your entire family smile!

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