Peak Vista Community Health Center’s Dental Health Center offers a pleasant environment that is focused on you and your personal dental needs. Our dental professionals are committed to providing you with a broad range of comprehensive, high-quality oral health care services, including:
Our main Dental Health Center at International Circle is centrally located near our Pediatric Health Center and Enrollment Services office. For added convenience, we also offer dental health services at 8 additional Peak Vista locations. Should you require specialty care, we are happy to refer you to other qualified community providers.
Peak Vista’s pediatric specialists are sensitive to the fact that visiting the dentist can be an intimidating experience for a child. That is why our pediatric dental team has created a caring, compassionate environment that will help put your child at ease when they come in for an examination. We offer sensitive diagnoses and treatments, and gently encourage good dental habits and early cavity prevention. Even if your child only has their baby teeth, it is important to develop good dental hygiene habits early on in order to minimize the risk of cavities.
Not only do we provide routine care and cleaning to all of our pediatric patients, our team will help teach your child proper brushing and flossing techniques as well. Ensuring that your child has a solid grasp on brushing and flossing their own teeth independent of parental assistance helps them practice great oral health early on. At Peak Vista, we want children to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
According to the American Dental Association, you should see your dentist at least once a year to get your teeth cleaned, and to get a routine examination. If you have a history of periodontal disease, you will need to see the dentist more often in order to prevent the recurrence of infection or disease.
There are a few simple habits you can practice to minimize your risk of cavities:
Although you do not have to worry about dental decay if you wear dentures, it’s still important to see a dentist annually to get oral cancer screenings, and evaluate the fit of your dentures. If your dentures do not fit properly or are giving you mouth sores, a dentist can make adjustments or replace your appliance so you are more comfortable.
An X-ray of your mouth can reveal a number of potentially serious conditions, including: