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Preventive Dentistry

Protect Your Smile for Life

Maintaining great oral health is a goal that lasts for life, Jennifer and Tina head up our Hygiene department. We pride ourselves on providing customized oral hygiene instruction and hygiene care to achieve optimal oral health. Regular dental check-ups and periodontal examinations are important for maintaining your oral health and the health of your smile. Whether you need a simpler cleaning or a more complex periodontal cleaning, our hygienists are experts at providing you with comfortable and comprehensive care. Nitrous oxide and desensitizers are available and can help make your visit a pleasant experience. We look forward to seeing you. Contact our office today to get started.

Check-Ups & Cleanings

Smiling woman in dental chair

Excellent dental care starts with thorough checkups and cleanings that can identify even the smallest areas of concern regarding a patient’s oral health. Dr. Bonny will carefully inspect each tooth, the gum tissue, the bite, existing restorations, and more in order to fully understand your current oral health. Digital X-rays will reveal any damage that can’t be seen with just the naked eye. Once our team has all of this information at our disposal, we can start creating a personalized treatment plan that addresses your needs effectively.

We also have an excellent hygiene department in Yakima! Our hygienists will clean away harmful plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums while making sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire process.

Children’s Dentistry

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Our practice is a family-friendly one, and we’d love to treat both you and your children’s smiles in one convenient location! Many of our services are well-suited for growing smiles, including dental sealants, fluoride treatment, tooth-colored fillings, and more; our friendly, long-term staff is also great at helping younger patients feel at ease. We even choose one lucky kid to be the Brusher of the Month!

Dental Sealants

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Keeping teeth clean with brushing and flossing can be tough at times, especially when you’re trying to reach the molars and premolars towards the back of the mouth. In order to support our patients’ smiles and keep cavity-causing decay away, our team can apply dental sealants over the chewing surfaces of these teeth. Sealants are thin but tough plastic coverings that harden in place and block out food particles from gathering in the grooves. Dr. Bonny typically recommends dental sealants for children, but they can benefit adults in some cases.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Man placing a nightguard for teeth grinding

Bruxism (the technical term for teeth grinding) can go unnoticed for far too long in many cases, leaving patients with worn-down teeth and chronic jaw discomfort. Why? Because this condition is most likely to only occur at night when a patient is resting and unaware. Dr. Bonny and the rest of our team will always keep our eyes open for tell-tale signs of bruxism, and we can provide a nightguard if needed to protect the teeth and minimize harmful contact.


Man with football gear and orange mouthguard

If you or a loved one regularly participate in sports, then you probably use a helmet, knee pads, or other protective gear on a regular basis – but what about your smile? The teeth and gums are highly vulnerable to injury from physical contact with other players or hard objects; in fact, this type of damage makes up a significant portion of dental emergencies every year. Thankfully, we can design a custom sportsguard that fits well within the mouth while still feeling comfortable and flexible. These appliances from Dr. Bonny are highly recommended over the traditional “one size fits all” models you could find at the store.

Oral Cancer Screening

Woman receiving oral cancer screening

On average, one person dies from oral cancer every hour. Many of these cases went undiagnosed until they reached advanced stages, making the chances of recovery slim – that’s why our dental team takes our duty to discover oral cancer in our patients so seriously. During regular checkups, we’ll always review your mouth for signs of strange sores, red or white spots, and suspicious crusts/lumps, all of which can indicate cancerous cells. If we find anything concerning, we can help you take the next steps towards diagnosis and treatment.

Fluoride Treatment

Smiling woman in dental chair

Fluoride is regularly added to oral hygiene products and even community water supplies because of its proven positive effect on dental health. In fact, countless studies have shown that people who regularly drink fluoridated water tend to have stronger tooth enamel and fewer cavities than their counterparts. At Terrace Heights Dental Center, we’re happy to offer professional fluoride treatment to children and adults who may not be getting enough exposure in their everyday lives.

Toothpaste / Mouthwashes

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Having the right oral hygiene products can make a big difference in your smile over time. Here in Yakima, our team is always happy to recommend high-quality toothpaste, mouthwashes, and other valuable items to patients in need. We pride ourselves on providing excellent homecare instructions and helping people of all ages maximize their oral health.