Our team at Kois Dentistry is focused on providing excellent oral care for the whole family. From routine services like dental cleanings and fillings to more advanced procedures like crowns and dental implants, Dr. Dean Kois and the rest of our family dental team are committed to providing you with custom treatment plans to ensure you preserve your healthy mouth and beautiful teeth for years to come.
To maintain good oral health, you should attend regular dental appointments, no matter what your age. Depending on your needs, our dental professionals may recommend preventive dental care or specific treatments to address a unique concern, such as with cosmetic, orthodontic, or restorative solutions. For more information about the types of family dental services that are common at every stage of life, feel free to read through the sections below.
Infant Dental Care
Our dentists typically suggest an office visit within the first year of life before any teeth appear; after this appointment, regular exams should continue throughout one’s life. Parents can clean their infant’s teeth and gums before they erupt, which can be further explained during the infant’s first visit. Preventive care should continue into adolescence, including proper brushing and flossing.
Child and Adolescent Dental Care
As the “baby” teeth erupt, and are eventually replaced with the permanent “adult” teeth, children should practice good oral hygiene to help prevent cavities. Eating a well-balanced diet and avoiding acidic and sugary foods are also important for maintaining strong, healthy teeth. To help protect a child’s teeth, dental sealants and fluoride treatments may be recommended, as they can help strengthen teeth and reduce the risk of decay.
Other treatments that are common with children include early-phase orthodontics, tooth-colored fillings, and custom mouthguards to be worn during sports and other physical activities. As children enter their teenage years, braces become even more common, correcting alignment and bite issues that become more noticeable after the adult teeth have come in. Dental care during one’s adolescent years are especially important as this will have an effect on their oral health for the rest of their life.
Adult and Elderly Dental Care
Dental care for adults continues to emphasize practicing good oral hygiene and attending routine dental exams, but these patients also start to exhibit the need for additional treatments to restore their oral health or improve the look of their teeth. It is common for our adult patients to seek orthodontic treatment to achieve straighter teeth that are easier to clean. These patients also take advantage of our cosmetic dentistry treatments, like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, to achieve their dream smiles.
As the teeth undergo more wear and tear, restorative solutions like porcelain crowns often become necessary to preserve tooth function and appearance. In addition to cosmetic and restorative treatments, our adult and elderly patients may begin to need teeth replacement options—due to trauma or other damage that has affected the integrity of the teeth. With options like bridges, dentures, and dental implants, our patients can regain a beautiful, natural-looking smile that provides them with a boost in self-confidence.