Here at Pinnacle Peak Dentistry, we enjoy providing treatment that results in a patient being happier after an appointment, whether it's a “simple filling” or a more complicated procedure. We get a lot of satisfaction when a nervous patient completes treatment and says “that was a lot better than I thought it was going to be!” We like to think of our mission as changing the way people think about dentistry just as much as it is about changing the way people think about their smiles!
Our patients’ comfort is one of our top priorities, which is why we incorporate state-of-the-art equipment into our diagnostic and restorative services. We’ve done away with old-fashioned X-rays and have implemented panorex X-rays, which takes images around the head instead of in the mouth which is quicker, way more comfortable, and gives us more information. We also use the latest in materials so fillings and crowns/bridges are done faster, fit and look better, and last longer. Our dental laser allows us to perform many soft tissue procedures much quicker with little or no post-op discomfort.
Of course, as “high tech” as we try to be, we feel the true key to the success of our practice is old-fashioned care. We take a lot of time in explaining our findings with patients and try to come up with the most conservative treatment options available. We have been in the Scottsdale community a long time, and our place here has never been dependent upon “high-pressure” tactics. Instead, we treat our patients like our friends, family, and neighbors because, in many cases, they are!
Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups
Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular checkup, your hygienist will:
- Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
- Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
- Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
- Provide a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish
Visiting the dentist every six months gives you the chance to talk with your doctor and receive answers for any questions you may have about your oral health. Checkups are also a great way for you to find out about new treatments that may benefit your smile.
Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush
From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it's important to choose the right products for your smile. Keep in mind that when you're looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush, be sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Your dentist can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.
Did you know that at birth, people already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin erupting after six months, and that by age 21, there are no more primary teeth, and all 32 permanent teeth have erupted?
Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!
Anatomy of a Tooth
Tooth Eruption Chart