Peak Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Peak Family Dentistry, we always have time to answer your questions and address your concerns. Below, we have compiled the questions we hear most often from our patients. If you have a question not covered here, or if you would like further information, contact our dental office today. 


When your smile isn’t as bright as it could be, you may feel insecure. If you’ve purchased store-bought kits, you were likely disappointed—these kits can mean uneven and ineffective whitening.

At Peak Family Dentistry, we offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments to help you brighten your smile.

Take-Home Kits

The first step is taking impressions of your smile and using these models to create custom whitening trays for you. Our tooth-whitening trays, coupled with professional-grade whitening gel, are all you need to remove yellow stains and restore brightness.

Because the trays are custom designed, you don’t have to worry about gel spilling onto your gums, which can lead to tooth sensitivity.

Additionally, you can whiten on your own time and touch up your smile as life events arise—weddings, travel, and reunions.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office whitening is similar to our take-home systems, but you may achieve results faster in our dental office. This option is ideal if you have an event approaching quickly.

Your dentist can help you choose the best option for your smile.

If you’re considering professional teeth whitening in Hackensack, NJ, contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation with one of our top dentists.

General Dentistry

It isn’t always easy to fit dental appointments into your busy schedule. You don’t want the kids to miss school or be late, and you don’t have time during the day to see your Hackensack dentist.

At Peak Family Dentistry, we understand these issues and want you and your family to get the dental services you need without rearranging your work, school, or family schedules. For these reasons, we offer early morning and evening hours at Peak Family Dentistry. We are also in the office one to two Saturdays per month.

Our Hackensack, NJ dentists enjoy treating existing patients and meeting new patients, too. Having extended service hours helps them do this.

Additionally, because we see patients from as far away as New York, it only makes sense to offer extended hours to accommodate their commute.  

Our team is invested in making your dentistry easier and taking care of your dental needs on your time.

For more information about extended dental hours and Saturday appointments, contact a member of our dental team today. If you haven’t scheduled an exam in a while, or if you’re due for a dental exam and professional teeth cleaning, we encourage you to get in touch.

We look forward to your call.

At Peak Family Dentistry, we understand dental phobia and anxiety and always work hard to create a comfortable and relaxing environment for our patients.

Our dentists in Hackensack, NJ are also well-trained and experienced with nitrous oxide and oral sedation when necessary. Nitrous oxide is a relaxation gas delivered through a small nose mask. The effects wear off when the mask is removed, making it okay for patients to drive themselves home.

Also, Dr. Heaney is a board-certified dental anesthesiologist and capable of administering IV sedation in our dental office when indicated. For those who need more invasive dental treatments or have a special need, our Hackensack dentists have operating room privileges at Hackensack Meridian's Hackensack University Medical Center.

It is essential to have a friend or family member drive you to your dental procedure if you opt for sedation. It is also important not to make any life decisions or operate machinery or a vehicle on the day of sedation.

Our dentists want you to feel relaxed and at ease every time you visit our dental office. If you have a particular phobia, general anxiety, or an issue that requires a specialized approach, we encourage you to contact a member of our dental team today. 

Special Needs Dentistry

Yes, we treat differently-abled patients in our Hackensack, NJ dental office, and our team works hard to accommodate those with special needs. In our dental office, we treat patients like family.

Our patients include individuals from the autistic community, those with developmental and physical disabilities, patients with dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, chromosomal abnormalities, Down Syndrome, and more.

If our team can do anything to make you or a family member more comfortable, or if there is a way we can contribute to your dental health, we would like to hear from you.

Depending on the nature of the disability, we offer several types of sedation and can even utilize an operating room at Hackensack Meridian's Hackensack University Medical Center when appropriate.

At Peak Family Dentistry, we provide dentistry for special needs patients in Hackensack because we believe that everyone deserves a healthy smile and a chance for long-term oral health.

If you or a loved one is looking for special needs dentistry in Hackensack, contact a member of our team today.  Let us know the nature of the disability, and we can discuss accommodations.

We are proud to serve patients in Hackensack, Paramus, Emerson, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Englewood, Fort Lee, and all surrounding locations.

Emergency Dentistry

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Hackensack, NJ, we encourage you to contact a member of our team immediately. We will work hard to get you in front of our dentist as soon as possible.

Dental emergencies can be frightening and disruptive. At Peak Family Dentistry, we want to help you through these situations as soon as possible.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Broken tooth
  • Broken restoration

Our goal during your dental emergency in Hackensack is to stop the pain and stabilize your situation. In some cases, we complete your treatment on the same day. In other cases, if you’re out of pain and there is no threat to your smile, we may schedule a follow up to complete treatment.

The best way to avoid future dental emergencies is to visit your Hackensack dentist regularly for exams and cleanings. You also want to brush and floss your teeth at least twice per day. It is also crucial to schedule an exam if you experience tooth sensitivity that does not go away or other oral health changes.

At Peak Family Dentistry, we are here for you. Contact a member of our dental team today if you’re experiencing a dental emergency.

Dental Implants

If you’re concerned about tooth loss in Hackensack, NJ, we offer tooth replacement options to fit most budgets. It is also important to remember that tooth loss isn’t merely a cosmetic dental problem. Missing teeth may also lead to future oral health problems.

Deciding to replace missing teeth may improve your self-esteem, allow you to eat your favorite foods again, and contribute to better oral health.

In our dental office, we offer crowns and bridges in Hackensack, NJ. This method of tooth replacement relies on dental crowns coupled with a dental bridge of replacement teeth or a single replacement tooth. The bridge teeth fill in your smile, and the crowns cap adjacent teeth to support the restoration.

We also offer dentures and partial dentures in Hackensack, NJ. This choice is a practical and time-tested solution to tooth loss. We design our dentures to look natural and fit the unique contours of your mouth.

A dental implant in Hackensack, NJ, considered the gold standard in tooth replacement, replaces your tooth’s root, and a quality dental crown replaces your lost tooth. This approach is a more permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, dental implants support jawbone health compared with other tooth replacement options, helping prevent shifting and tooth wear.

If you would like to schedule a tooth replacement exam with your top dentist in Hackensack, contact our dental office today.

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