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Dental Exams & Cleanings

Dental Exams and Cleanings get and keep your smile healthy.

Regular preventive care from a dental team you trust will help you avoid cavities, gum disease, and many other dental health problems.

At Peak Dental Arts, our approach is simple: no matter how long it’s been since your last visit to the dentist, we’ll welcome you to our office without any judgment. We want what’s best for you and your health. And, we’ll work together to help you develop a plan for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

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Dental Cleanings and Exams at Peak Dental Arts

At Peak Dental Arts, our dental cleanings and exams are extremely comprehensive and focused on your dental health needs and goals.

  • Health history review, including medications, allergies, and any new conditions you may have
  • Digital X-rays suited to specific patient need 
  • Full mouth periodontal exam
  • Site Specific Intra-oral photo 
  • Dental cleaning or periodontal treatment, based on your dental health needs
  • Oral cancer screening and head and neck exam
  • Cosmetic analysis to review the shape and shade of teeth
  • Orthodontic evaluation and TMJ exam
  • Comprehensive oral evaluation
  • Diagnosis of any decay or breakdown

Preventive Care

As a part of our routine dental exams, we may recommend the following treatments:

Dental Sealants

Depending on your age and dental health, we may recommend dental sealants. Sealants protect the exterior surfaces of your teeth from bacteria and cavities by forming a protective shield over them. Sealants can protect your teeth from cavities for up to four years and are recommended for children and adults.

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments keep the enamel of your teeth strong and healthy. Over time, your tooth enamel can break down, leaving your tooth vulnerable to bacteria and plaque. At Peak Dental Arts, we may recommend fluoride treatments if we notice any areas of your enamel that are thinning. Our goal is to help rebuild the enamel and protect your teeth for long-term health.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Cleanings and Exams

At Peak Dental Arts, we recommend patients get their teeth cleaned twice a year. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, we may recommend a deeper cleaning, also called periodontal therapy or scaling and root planing. We typically recommend these deeper cleanings three to four times per year.

Not necessarily. Generally, patients only require X-rays of their teeth once every 12 months. However, if we find areas of concern during a procedure, we may need to take additional X-rays for diagnosis purposes.

Deep cleanings, also called periodontal therapy, are for patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease. We may recommend periodontal therapy three to four times per year. A regular teeth cleaning is still a very comprehensive procedure, but we recommend only two cleanings per year.

Nope! Our oral hygienists take every step necessary to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process. They’re gentle and use tools to remove plaque and bacteria without overly irritating your gums/teeth.

That said, failing to brush your teeth or floss regularly could result in some sensitivity when you arrive for your dental exam or cleaning appointment.