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