You want to do everything you can to help keep the smiles of your children healthy, but as you help them to brush their teeth every night remember that you do not have to do all of this alone. Your Portage, MI, children's dentist can help, offering a great variety of services targeted toward protecting their smiles. Learn more about all the children's dental services offered by contacting Dr. Keith Cohrs.

Preventive Care

Preventive care begins at home but it doesn't end there. Regular dental checkups and cleanings at your dentist's office can help protect their smile against the damaging effects of plaque, as well as help monitor potential complications. Dental problems are always best treated early, before they become more involved, and often, costlier to correct.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a way that your child's dentist can protect their smiles against plaque. These protect their permanent molars, which can be more difficult to keep clean, during a period in their life when cavities are the most common.


When cavities do happen it's important to have these taken care of by your children's dentist to stop the spread of decay. The dentist will first remove the affected tooth structure and then fill the space with either traditional amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings, or any other options available at the office.

Mouth Guard

Decay is not the only thing that threatens a young smile. If they are involved in sports, a custom-made mouthguard can help prevent accidents. Accidents can't always be prevented, so for these cases your Portage, MI, office also offers emergency assistance.


To correct problems related to your children's bite, to straighten crooked teeth, and to solve a variety of dental complications your dentist may suggest orthodontic care. Even early orthodontics for children who may require them, although all will benefit from early examinations.

Your Portage, MI, Children's Dentist

Listed above is not the complete list of available services at your Portage, MI, office, only a sampling of all the ways that your children's dentist can help to improve their smile. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Cohrs by dialing (269) 382-3125.