Dr. John R. Striebel provides comprehensive family dentistry in Miamisburg, OH, for patients of all ages. Your smile and oral health will face unique challenges and concerns throughout different phases of your life. We can provide every member of your family with treatment to develop, maintain, and even restore oral health and aesthetics as needed. Our family dentistry services mean that your entire family from children to seniors can visit the same office at once without worrying about making several appointments at various locations.
Dentistry for Children
Children should have their first dental exam with Dr. Striebel when the first tooth erupts, or around the time of their first birthday, whichever happens first. A national study found that dental cavities, also known as dental caries, is the second most common chronic health concern among children. Regular preventive checkups are the best way to avoid decay and damage to your child's teeth. During your child's first dental appointment, we will check for signs of cavities, address oral health concerns, and educate you on proper hygiene and diet habits to reduce the risk of cavities. We recommend check-ups every six months to monitor your child's dental and periodontal health.
At age seven, children can be evaluated for orthodontic treatment. Early orthodontic treatment can help correct issues such as bite misalignment and small dental arches. Childhood orthodontics can improve issues with speech or eating and give your child a better foundation for a healthy adult smile.
Oral Health Concerns in Adolescents
Adolescence is an important time to continue monitoring overall oral health and address orthodontic issues. We provide general dentistry services to prevent and treat gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. We also offer orthodontics for teens with misaligned teeth. Overcrowded, gapped, or misaligned teeth can impact more than your teen's confidence. If left untreated, misaligned teeth can lead to health concerns such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
During this phase of your child's life, we can also monitor the development of wisdom teeth and recommend appropriate treatment if it appears there is a risk of impaction or other issues.
No matter the age or individual needs of your family members, we can address most oral health issues and aesthetic concerns all in the same office.
Comprehensive Treatment through Adulthood
In addition to regular checkups and general dentistry, some adults may be candidates for cosmetic or restorative procedures. You can choose from a variety of cosmetic services including veneers and dental bonding to conceal chips, small cracks, or discoloration in your smile. Our practice provides virtually painless root canal procedures to address advanced decay. We also offer adult orthodontics and Invisalign® for those who are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces. In addition, we can provide treatment for conditions that typically develop during adulthood, such as sleep apnea.
Restorative Dentistry for Seniors
According to a study completed by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, seniors over the age of 65 are missing an average of 14 permanent teeth and more than 27 percent have no remaining teeth. Missing teeth not only present aesthetic issues, but can lead to oral health problems such as jaw erosion and changes to facial features. Seniors face a heightened risk of dry mouth and other oral health concerns that can lead to serious complications. Certain medications, conditions, and general aging can increase your chances of developing decay, erosion, and other dental issues. Weakened, broken, or missing teeth can be treated with our various restorative procedures. We also offer dental implants to prevent jaw atrophy while providing unparalleled support for dentures and other restorations.
Preventative Services for All Ages
We recommend that all patients visit our office for a general examination every six months. During your exam, Dr. Striebel will closely examine all aspects of your oral health, and can provide oral cancer screenings for adults. No matter the age or individual needs of your family members, we can address most oral health issues and aesthetic concerns all in the same office. Call us at (937) 291-1822 or contact us online for more information about our family dentistry.