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Dentistry for the Entire Family: How Dental Services Differ by Age

Your family's dental care needs will change as they progress through different stages of life. Today our Morden dentists explain a little about family dentistry and how we help kids, teens, adults and seniors keep their teeth and gums healthy.

How do dental services change as I get older?

Kids

Regular dental care is essential for children, to help them set a solid foundation for lifelong oral health. At Boundary Trails Dental Centre we provide a comprehensive range of dental services for children at Boundary Trails Dental Centre.

Starting with their first visit - ideally at six months of age - all through their school-aged years, we work with them to keep their smile healthy. We provide regular cleanings and exams, and review proper preventive hygiene techniques at each appointment to ensure their teeth receive appropriate care at home.

For children at a higher risk than average of tooth decay, or for those that have special circumstances or needs, restorative dental services or customized treatment plans may be recommended.

Teens

As teens develop and grow more independent, their dental care will need to grow with them. Preventive dental care will continue as they see the dentist every 9 months or so.

As many teens are concerned about their appearance at this age and having a healthy, white smile, we will educate them about the connection between dental hygiene practices and the appearance of their smiles.

If orthodontic care is needed, teens will be referred to an orthodontist for assessment and perhaps require treatment with braces, clear aligners, a retainer or other appliances.

Adults

Many people develop early-stage gum disease in adulthood, potentially resulting in painfully swollen gums and other oral health issues. Preventive care should continue to be top of mind for adults, including at-home care and regular visits to the dentists for hygiene cleanings.

Many people will need their wisdom teeth removed in early adulthood. Sometimes, oral surgery, specialized care, appliances or other treatments will be recommended for specific issues such as TMJ Disorder or sleep apnea.

If restorative services such as crowns, bridges or fillings are required, we are happy to offer these and address any questions and concerns you may have.

Seniors

As you age, your mouth and teeth will naturally change, and you may also have new needs in terms of medications. This can increase your risk for developing dental health problems, including:

  • Dry mouth (caused by medications)
  • Need for tooth replacements or dentures
  • Tooth decay or cavities
  • Oral cancer
  • Gum disease or periodontitis

You may begin to notice your teeth are becoming less sensitive to things like pain from cavities or hot or cold temperatures. This is because the nerves in your teeth can shrink as you get older. Conversely, if gum tissue recedes this could cause your teeth to become more sensitive as root tissue is left exposed.

The buildup of plaque and wear on your tooth enamel can also leave you susceptible to other problems. Your dentist can examine your smile and help address these by recommending appropriate treatments such as dental implants, restorative services, a gum graft, gum therapy or oral surgery.

If you are wondering which dental care services make the most sense for you and your family contact our Morden dentists to book an appointment today.

Featured Services

Boundary Trails Dental Centre offers a comprehensive range of services for children, adults, and seniors.

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Technology

We use dental technology to help identify any diseases before they become a significant issue.

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Dentures

For patients looking for affordable options when it comes to replacing teeth, dentures are often recommended.

Morden Dentist, Orthodontics

IV Sedation

Patients may choose this option for simple procedures, such as wisdom tooth removal, depending on their level of anxiety 

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Whether you're in the city of Morden or a surrounding community, we can't wait to welcome you to the Boundary Trails Dental family!

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