COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL HYGIENE​

Get your professional dental hygiene with routine check-up and teeth cleaning.

ROUTINE HYGIENE WELLNESS

Improve your daily brushing and flossing with Laurel Dental Clinic!

Dental hygiene would be started with daily brushing and flossing to remove a great deal of the plaque and bacteria that accumulate on your teeth, but it’s nearly impossible to remove it all on your own.

Your dental hygienist can be your partner in achieving good oral health and visiting the dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning can prevent tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Our dentist may recommend more frequent visits based on the condition of your teeth and gums.

What to expect at your check-up appointment:

How Can We Help?

We provide a range of services to help with your hygiene and overall health. Please select an option:

Caring for your Smile

Here is what is included in your typical hygiene appointment.

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Visual & Gum Disease Evaluation

During the evaluation, our dentists will check for cracked, broken, or decayed teeth as well as look for any abnormal areas on your cheeks, gums, tongue, and roof of the mouth.

Since gum disease affects almost 50% of adults in the U.S. (Center for Disease Control), we perform a comprehensive assessment during your exam to check for any signs of periodontal disease.

When addressed in the early stages, periodontal disease is easily controlled and possibly reversible. Since gum disease exhibits minimal symptoms until it is significantly advanced, it is important to be evaluated for early stages of the disease. Conservative, early intervention is best and our team will assist you in choosing the best treatment options for your condition.

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Digital Imaging

The dentist may recommend digital x-rays and photographs to help identify problem areas in your mouth. The type of images may vary based on your particular situation, but a full jaw x-ray, called a panoramic x-ray will give the dentist a comprehensive view of all the structures in your mouth as well as your jaw joint and your sinuses.

Digital 3D imaging may be appropriate in your situation to determine exact positioning of your teeth.

Your dentist may also use a special digital camera to take close up pictures of your teeth or gums. This will help them identify and monitor any areas of concern. We also use intraoral cameras to provide live images of while we examine your smile.

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Laurel Dental Clinic Dentist and patient in Port Angeles

Fluoride Treatment

Cavity Prevention

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends fluoride treatments based on your risk for developing cavities. Our team evaluates if your risk for cavities is low, moderate, or high, based on criteria outlined by the ADA.

Most individuals with low risk are offered a fluoride treatment twice a year.

Moderate risk individuals are offered fluoride twice a year as well as a take-home fluoride product to help reduce the chance of them getting another cavity.

Individuals with a high risk for cavities may be offered fluoride treatment more than twice a year, a take-home fluoride product, as well as an antimicrobial rinse to reduce the cavity-causing bacteria.

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Professional Teeth Cleaning

All of our hygienists are well trained to perform a thorough teeth cleaning. Our team removes the plaque and tartar from your teeth and then polishes them to remove stains and smooth the tooth surface. In addition to hand-held hygiene techniques used by our skilled hygienists, ultrasonic devices deliver targeted treatments to hard to reach areas. These devices deliver ultrasonic vibrations to crush and move calcified deposits of calculus.

Laurel Dental Clinic Dentist and patient in Port Angeles
Laurel Dental Clinic Dentist works with patient in Port Angeles

Oral Cancer Screening

Development of oral cancer is on the rise. When detected in the early stages, most oral cancers respond very favorably to treatment. The risk of developing oral cancer increases five times with smoking, two and half times with excessive alcohol use and thirty-two times in the presence of a persistent HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) infection.

The dentist will look over all the tissue in your mouth, including your tongue, lips, and cheeks, checking for anything abnormal. She will also feel for any unusual lumps or bumps and make recommendations for follow up if necessary. We also have the ability to do a salivary screening to check for an active HPV infection. Recommendations for reducing your risk of developing oral cancer include regular screenings and possible lifestyle changes.

LASERS IN DENTISTRY

Taking your dental care into the modern age.

Lasers have been used in dentistry for several years and provide additional benefits when combined with regular cleanings or therapy for gum disease. There are two specific procedures performed by the hygienists in our offices that can reduce your risk of gum disease or provide improved healing if gum therapy is indicated.

LASER BACTERIAL REDUCTION

Also known as "Laser Decontamination".

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A procedure in which thermal, light energy is emitted through a small, fiber optic tip between the teeth and the gums. This energy is used to vaporize the harmful bacteria at or below the gum-line called biofilms.

Biofilms have been shown to be directly related to an increased risk of developing gum disease, a serious infection affecting the supporting bone. During your hygiene appointment, the hygienist will disrupt the biofilm to reduce the risk or severity of periodontal disease, but cannot eliminate the bacteria without the use of the laser. Destroying the bacteria will reduce inflammation in the gum tissue, and keep your gums healthier between visits.

There are no known side effects to laser decontamination. Most patients do not report any sensation during or after the use of the laser. Occasionally, patients will describe a warm, tingling sensation felt during the procedure. Laser decontamination takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, and the entire mouth is treated at one time.

The laser uses light energy that is absorbed into the pigmented cell walls of the harmful bacteria, vaporizing them. The bacteria in our mouths that do not contribute to inflammation typically lack pigment in their cell walls and thus are not affected in the same way.

Dental professionals now have access to this technology by using a laser specifically designed to treat the gums. Due to the advances in the production of these dental lasers, our office now has the availability to offer laser decontamination. We are happy to treat our patients with an elevated level of care that is not only supported by years of research but also affordable.

Although the laser kills millions of harmful bacteria at your hygiene appointment, the bacteria will begin to multiply again over time, and will eventually be back to their original levels in a few months. For this reason, we recommend laser decontamination be included every time you see your hygienist. For some patients with a history of periodontal treatment, that is every 3 months. You may be thinking to yourself, “If the bacteria just grow back, what’s the point?”. One of the most important factors in obtaining optimal oral health and control of periodontal disease is your body’s ability to fight off these harmful bacteria. It is true that we are unable to kill the bacteria forever with a single use of the laser, but if it is completed at each appointment, we are able to keep them at a constant lower level, giving your immune system the chance to keep your body healthier.

LASER ASSISTED PERIODONTAL THERAPY

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy is a procedure in which thermal, light energy is emitted through a small, fiber optic tip between the teeth and the gums. This energy vaporizes the harmful bacteria at or below the gum-line and removes the infection.

Active periodontal disease is a result of this bacterial infection causing a breakdown of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. Typically the infected, diseased tissue is removed with a procedure called curettage during gum therapy. It is a non-surgical, conservative procedure performed by your dental hygienist, using a local anesthetic.

Research shows that incorporating the use of the laser into gum therapy procedures “can produce an earlier and greater improvement in gingival health”, and “these applications can be used to improve periodontal wound healing”. The thermal energy produced by the diode laser stimulates circulation and formation of collagen fibers while reducing inflammation and bleeding.

There are no known side effects to incorporating the laser into gum therapy. Most patients report no discomfort during or after the use of the laser. Local anesthetic is utilized for most laser assisted periodontal therapies. It is also recommended to apply vitamin E oil following the therapy to provide a lubricant barrier and additionally promote healing.

Dental professionals now have access to this technology by using a laser specifically designed to treat the gums. Due to the advances in the production of these lasers, our office now has the ability to offer laser-assisted periodontal therapy as part of our standard of care. We are happy to treat our patients with an elevated level of care that is not only supported by the research but also affordable.

Although the laser kills millions of harmful bacteria during the procedure, the bacteria will multiply again over time, returning to original levels over the next several months. For this reason, we recommend laser decontamination therapy be included every time you see your hygienist. For some patients with a history of periodontal disease, this may be every 3 months. One of the most important factors in obtaining optimal oral health and controlling periodontal disease is the body’s ability to fight off these harmful bacteria. Incorporating laser bacterial reduction into appointments following initial gum therapy keeps the bacteria at a lower level, giving the immune system a chance to keep the gums healthier.

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Not only are the staff always friendly and kind, the office is always nice and clean. I've always had top notch treatment from Laurel Dental.
Shannon Wiggins
Shannon Wiggins
04:20 19 Oct 23
Great dentists and staff. A clean and friendly place.
Robert
Robert
22:35 16 Oct 23
Dr. Flores and her staff do everything they can to make your dental and oral surgery work pain-free. They explain everything each step of the way, and give options for how to proceed with any additional work that needs to be done. They are kind and caring, and provide down-to-earth options, which I greatly appreciate. They will work with you to ensure your needs are met in the way that best works for you. I've been seeing Dr. Flores and her staff for years and highly recommend them.
Teresa Lyn
Teresa Lyn
16:16 13 Oct 23
My very first visit. They were more thorough than any other dentist I have been through. Went over everything in great detail and never rushed. Staff was friendly and good sense of humor. Yep, they will be my ongoing dentist. Moved here from the SF Bay Area last year.
Mickey de la Rocha
Mickey de la Rocha
21:55 11 Oct 23
Always a great experience! Everyone is so helpful and kind.
Stacy Bullock
Stacy Bullock
18:10 10 Oct 23
Everyone is so nice...felt very comfortable throughout my entire consultation, exrays and cleaning
raejean dickinson
raejean dickinson
01:50 04 Oct 23
Very professional and wonderful staff felt comfortable and they were very thorough more work in the future 😁😁
Don Dickinson
Don Dickinson
20:37 03 Oct 23
I have been going there for a few years; every visit since the first they recognize me! By far they are the friendliest office I have visited.
Cori Rice
Cori Rice
19:18 03 Oct 23
Great treatment of my problem! Efficient, compassionate, good explanation of after treatment expectations!
Beth Harris
Beth Harris
20:15 28 Sep 23
Professional*Friendly*Caring
kim j
kim j
19:15 27 Sep 23
Always warm and friendly I have been very happy with their services
Sharon Zimny
Sharon Zimny
16:45 27 Sep 23
Favorite dentist on the peninsula!
Elizabeth Donadio
Elizabeth Donadio
01:26 27 Sep 23
Great service, skilled and careful. Comfortable modern office.
Paul Pickett
Paul Pickett
21:36 26 Sep 23
I have been going here for years and love it! They are so personable and make me feel comfortable and for being a dentist office that is hard to do! Anytime I come in for a cleaning I always leave with my teeth feeling so refreshed and clean. And if I need any work to be done I always feel like not only the Doctor, but the assistants and hygienists always explain everything very thoroughly and I'm never afraid to ask questions. Thank you for being Awesome!
Leeanna Ness
Leeanna Ness
21:19 20 Sep 23
As usual all of the staff was professional and concerned about the patient
Jackie Smith
Jackie Smith
01:53 20 Sep 23
Courteous, pleasant staff. They were running on time and were gentle and thorough
Robert Allen
Robert Allen
21:15 14 Sep 23
Very gentle and polite very profesional excellent service.
Dennis
Dennis
18:52 14 Sep 23
Everyone was very friendly and so caring. They treated me like family. Aloha Gary
Gary Jarvill
Gary Jarvill
18:21 14 Sep 23
Love Laurel Dental Clinic. Great care, great staff & relaxing atmosphere.
Kim Clevenger
Kim Clevenger
17:18 14 Sep 23
Wonderful experience! Everyone was incredibly friendly, thoughtful, and there was a persistent level of humor and levity that made the visit light and entertaining while the staff also maintained utmost professionalism.I look forward to my future visits here!
Gregory Karpicus
Gregory Karpicus
19:11 13 Sep 23
The staff are great. They were thorough and addressed my concerns, plus found a sooner appointment for the fillings I needed. I left feeling like I was in good hands and confident in the care I received.
Jessica Bennett
Jessica Bennett
03:48 29 Aug 23
I took my kids in for appointments this morning and the staff was all so helpful and great with them!! It was actually really fun! They were knowledgeable and quick and made the whole experience a great one!
Nicole Croxford
Nicole Croxford
02:08 17 Aug 23
Love, love, love Laurel Dental Clinic and all the staff. They are friendly, professional, and let you know about costs that may not be covered by insurance (even worked with my insurance to get pre-approval for me).They are kind and gentle. It’s been waaayyy too long since my last check-up and there was no shame, only positivity.Already (happily) made my next appointment.
Julie Greenberg
Julie Greenberg
20:15 16 Aug 23
I've been going to Laurel Dental Clinic for six years and have been super happy with the care I've received. All the hygienists are terrific and knowledgable. They give me tips on what to do to keep my teeth in good shape. I'm 71, and would like to keep them all for the rest of my life.
Andrea Williams
Andrea Williams
22:10 11 Aug 23
I can't say enough about the amazing Team at Laurel Dental Clinic. From the first phone call to our latest treatment, everyone in the office went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Thank you to all the staff for being so patient and kind. Most of all I want to express my admiration for Dr. Beeler. Her professionalism mixed with a genuine care and concern for her patients is truly exceptional. Thank you Dr. Beeler!
Jana Snyder
Jana Snyder
17:59 11 Aug 23
Excellent service. Everyone so kind and polite. Procedures and costs given. Made going to the dentist a positive and enjoyable experience
judiloden loden
judiloden loden
23:16 10 Aug 23
We love this dental clinic. They staff is friendly, professional, and amazing at putting you at ease. Best dental experience ever.
Shannon Kicza
Shannon Kicza
17:10 10 Aug 23
I give the highest rating to Dr. Beeler and her assistant Maddie. They worked on my case until it was perfect. I have very tight and thick gingiva which makes placing the cord at the base of the temporary crown nearly impossible. Maddie worked with size 1 cord for 40 minutes until Dr. Beeler came on board to used a zero size cord. I am impressed by their sincerity and hard work. I rate them the highest. Thank you Laurel Dental. I love coming to visit and getting top dentistry done. I am also grateful for having this possibility in our great country. Thank You again, Connie Kelly, RDH
Connie Kelly
Connie Kelly
04:34 10 Aug 23
I couldn’t be happier with the work that was done and with those that worked so hard on my behalf. Madison and Dr. Beeler are amazing!
Mike and Connie Kelly
Mike and Connie Kelly
21:20 09 Aug 23
Excellent care from start to finish, thank you all!
Laura Frantz
Laura Frantz
18:32 09 Aug 23
Wonderful with my 4 year old ! Great service
Halie Friesz
Halie Friesz
18:48 08 Aug 23
At age 82, I have been in more than a few Dental Offices all along the West Coast... Laurel Dental has the friendliest Staff of anywhere I have been and the Dr. is a super nice, competent person.It's just great service while being treated.(I just can't say enough good things about the staff... Warm, Friendly, and very competent.
John Kibele
John Kibele
02:26 08 Aug 23
For a first visit, quite nice... good folks, kind and considerate...all seem knowledgeable and skilled! Only reason for the 4 stars is time will tell...SO I have now had several appointments with Dr. Walker and crew and very much recommend this clinic... everything went smoothly and seems to be well done... thanks!
Firefly
Firefly
20:44 01 Aug 23
This place was amazing. The doctor took her time. And thoroughly went thru my mouth answering everything and every question I had. I’m super excited to see what they can do to help my situation in a few weeks.. I highly recommend
Jordan Test
Jordan Test
02:28 30 Jul 23
Excellent staff and professionals. They communicate well and there is no tension in the office. They are thorough and gentle.
Jim DeRamus
Jim DeRamus
20:12 26 Jul 23
The ladies in the office are smart, kind and very helpful.Dr. Beeler is skillful, kind and puts you at ease.I feel fortunate to have found this dental clinic.
Janet Trosper
Janet Trosper
18:52 26 Jul 23
Very friendly, patient and informative staff. No pain with prepping for my crown and they check with me often - just in case.
Nita Parsinen
Nita Parsinen
14:34 23 Jul 23
Wonderful staff! They are careful and care about the patients experience.
Juan Haley
Juan Haley
21:22 19 Jul 23
I have pretty extreme dental anxiety, and lots of dental issues. I've never been to a clinic so kind, compassionate, and caring. They schedule to allow breaks during the work, they have options for managing anxiety and pain, and they've held my hand when I cried. They've worked with me when my insurance was being terrible. They got me in quick for an issue before I'd even established care and had an exam. And Dr. Walker sings while she works. I never want to go to the dentist but I love these wonderful women!
Taryn Rex
Taryn Rex
17:32 06 Jul 23
Fast and friendly. They schedule around my work schedule.
Jeremy Kirkland
Jeremy Kirkland
18:56 04 Jul 23
All staff have always been polite, professional, and transparent.
Drew Schwab
Drew Schwab
17:10 22 Jun 23
The entire office staff are friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable.Both the teeth cleaning and the exam were thorough. Also, I received helpful advice for keeping my teeth healthy.
Nancy Walters
Nancy Walters
22:23 21 Jun 23
Every cleaning I have hear are professionally done with care. They make sure your teeth are cleaned and if there needs to be any dental procedures to keep your teeth healthy.
Lance Petry (thehedgi)
Lance Petry (thehedgi)
18:17 21 Jun 23
Friendly staff. They go over all options and explain the process. I feel comfortable talking to the dentist about the best plan of action for my care.
Rose Sanders
Rose Sanders
20:14 20 Jun 23
While I was there a patient came in with mini cupcakes to give them Why? Because that's how wonderful everyone is that works there.
Deborah Langston
Deborah Langston
19:23 20 Jun 23
I had a thorough dental prophylaxis, painlessly done by a pleasant, professional hygienist, who helped educate me on some newer preventatives.
Charles Petrie
Charles Petrie
01:59 17 Jun 23
I have been very pleased with my experiences & those of other family members at Laurel Dental Clinic for years.
Cheryl Baumann
Cheryl Baumann
01:03 13 Jun 23
Everyone was very kind and gentle,and explain what they were going to do and explained how my exam and cleaning went. Love the crew.
Bruce Aitken
Bruce Aitken
22:14 12 Jun 23
Very helpful and kind people working here. Would highly recommend to anyone in Port Angeles area.
justin madsen
justin madsen
22:38 08 Jun 23
Cleaning and check up went smoothly and quickly.
Rayna Armitage
Rayna Armitage
22:54 06 Jun 23
Wonderful people, great dentist's, happy customer
Chelsey Wayne
Chelsey Wayne
15:27 06 Jun 23
I am very happy with the dental care I get at Laurel Dental Clinic.My hygienist, Allison is very thorough and gentle.Dr.Beeler is caring, thorough and informative. She educates me on my dental health.Sincerely,Kathy Durr.
Kathy Durr
Kathy Durr
19:15 02 Jun 23
Everyone was so nice and welcoming. And for someone without insurance it was really affordable.
Kellie Spradlin
Kellie Spradlin
18:16 30 May 23
We love Laurel Dental Clinic and Dr Beeler! Always cared for, gentle and friendly service! My kids aren’t scared to go to the dentist anymore!
Rachael Lanning
Rachael Lanning
19:46 18 May 23
Fastest & easiest filling ever. Kudos to Bailey DH & Dr.
Gail Peet
Gail Peet
19:34 17 May 23
Great service! Always friendly, professional and timely.
jared hagaman
jared hagaman
22:08 16 May 23
I appreciated Bailey's professional care today with my new crown. She was very informative, funny and checked in with me often on how I was doing. Dr. Walker and she made a great team.
Lea Boutwell
Lea Boutwell
17:21 16 May 23
Always friendly and professional and caring. Thanks.
Wayne Miller
Wayne Miller
16:27 10 May 23
I've always like Laurel Dental. One of my favorite things about the clinic is the after-hours availability of their dentists and the way they make you feel like part of there business family not just a patient. Thanks Laurel you guys and gals are awesome
Frank House
Frank House
01:35 06 May 23
Everyone is friendly and professional. And I like getting the reminders for my appointments!
Phil White
Phil White
19:55 04 May 23
Everyone is so nice and made me feel comfortable.
Vickie Hill
Vickie Hill
02:57 03 May 23
Best dentist office I have ever been to!
Matt C
Matt C
20:13 02 May 23
Dr. Berry and Bailey are Rockstars! I have horrible dental anxiety and they got me through 2 fillings quickly and with zero pain. Even the shot didn't hurt!
Tammy Sahargun
Tammy Sahargun
20:12 28 Apr 23
Best dentist ive been to in awhile.
Isaac
Isaac
17:11 27 Apr 23
Great Doctors and Technicians!!!!
Mike Kitz
Mike Kitz
19:10 26 Apr 23
The Laurel Dental clinic is professional and friendly. They always take the time to explain what they see and what their recommendations are.
Jamie Bent
Jamie Bent
21:24 25 Apr 23
The staff is excellent. Very nice and easy to work with. They understand dental work and they have the advance equipment to take of your dental issues. Overall, best dental group I've found.
Alex F
Alex F
17:06 24 Apr 23
Such a friendly staff and the clinician is fantastic such a top notch professional operation. I’d recommend to anyone!
Nancy H Alwin
Nancy H Alwin
04:03 19 Apr 23
Laurel Dentals friendly staff makes your visit to the dentist a pleasure.
Tracy Boutwell
Tracy Boutwell
20:42 14 Apr 23
Dr. Beeler and Madison were extremely gentle, compassionate and explained everything all through my build-up and crown. Great experience.
Judy Tordini
Judy Tordini
03:33 08 Apr 23
An excellent dental experience. I love these guys. If you’re seeing another dentist you’re seeing the wrong one.
Gregory P Whitehouse
Gregory P Whitehouse
23:10 05 Apr 23
My experience at laurel dental has been nothing but exceptional. The staff are great! Highly recommend them for your dental needs!
1sickmax 1
1sickmax 1
23:47 31 Mar 23
I like this place very much. 😊
Karen T
Karen T
22:24 30 Mar 23
Everyone is extremely pleasant and upbeat… Dental Hygienists are thorough and gentle and the Dentist’s are great…This is one of the best dental clinics I have ever gone to…..
Tim Grace
Tim Grace
14:20 30 Mar 23
Made me feel very comfortable and cleaning was very painless.
Linda Krueger
Linda Krueger
17:35 26 Mar 23
Had a filling redone today. In and out in less than 30 minutes. Dr. Beeler and her assistant are wonderful!
Todd Northern
Todd Northern
18:22 23 Feb 23
Staff is very friendly and courteous. For years I have had a fear of dentists but now I feel very comfortable with my regular dental care and prevention .
RANDY COCCO
RANDY COCCO
18:38 21 Feb 23
Laurel Dental Clinic Team, Receptionist in Port Angeles

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

The Academy of General Dentistry recommends seeing the dentist for a check-up and cleaning at least twice a year. Our dentist may recommend you visit more often depending on your specific situation and risk of disease. Some conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or pregnancy may require more frequent cleanings to keep you and your mouth healthy.

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Will my insurance cover my check-up appointment?

Most insurances cover the procedures completed at a check-up and cleaning appointment. Our great team of insurance coordinators will help you navigate through your specific insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of costs should there be a remaining balance after the insurance payment.

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MAINTAIN YOUR ORAL HEALTH

Improve hygiene habits and enjoy a gentle cleaning with our team.