A family dentist can treat all members of your family from a baby who just cut his or her first tooth to the senior members enjoying their golden years. Dr. Koppikar and the staff at Biltmore Dental Center understand the dental issues that different members of your family may face, and can treat most of them in their office.
Babies and young children
The first dental visit in many ways is the most important; it gives children their first impression of the dentist, and can significantly impact their future oral health. For this reason, it is recommended that they see a dentist after their first tooth erupts, or before their first birthday. This helps ensure a good foundation for their oral health and Dr. Koppikar can monitor their teeth as they erupt. This is why we will examine kids 2 years old and under at no charge.
One of the most common problems that teens face is orthodontic issues. Although adults often decide to straighten their teeth, it is during the teenage years that orthodontic problems become obvious and this is when the teeth move the easiest, so treatment is commonly done at this age. Biltmore Dental Center can help teens or adults enjoy a life with beautiful, straight teeth.
One of the most common dental conditions that affect adults is periodontal disease. The earlier Dr. Koppikar can treat it, the better. Once damage to the gums or bone tissue occurs, it cannot be reversed, but the progression can be stopped and the disease controlled. Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
Adult patients are frequently interested in cosmetic dentistry procedures. Two of the most common are teeth whitening and veneers. Teeth whitening can lighten teeth by several shades, rejuvenating a patient’s smile. Veneers are used to make a variety of changes, including the size, shape, and color of the teeth. The changes can vary from subtle to dramatic. Dr. Koppikar offers many other procedures that can improve the esthetics of your smile.
For the entire family
Dental decay is a potential problem for all members of the family, no matter what their age may be. This is one of the reasons that maintaining regularly scheduled checkups is important. This gives Dr. Koppikar an opportunity to detect the decay early, before it has done significant damage to the tooth. He can also alert you if he notices a problem with your oral hygiene regimen. This is, after all, your first defense against decay and periodontal disease.
If it is time for your family to have a dental checkup and cleaning, or someone in your family is experiencing dental pain, call the Biltmore Dental Center at (602) 954-8200 and schedule an appointment.