Dental Cleaning Overview
Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for you to schedule a dental cleaning at The Dental Office Encino twice each year. Using advanced equipment, a dental cleaning treats built-up tartar and plaque, and then polishes your teeth for a healthier, brighter smile. After your treatment, you can ask for tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home and discover certain areas that may need extra care. A dental cleaning will give board-certified dentists Drs. Alan and Yonatan Howard a chance to check for any areas of concern in your mouth that may need care. Having a dental cleaning is a crucial step in keeping up your dental health, so make an appointment at our practice in Encino, CA.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"Seeing that the main reason I made my initial appointment here was because of the great reviews on Yelp, I had to leave one of my own. Made an appointment for my boyfriend and I for a cleaning and the first interaction with the staff over the phone was pleasant. They were friendly and more than happy to help me find an appointment time where both of us can visit together. I have always disliked dentist visits even for routine cleaning, which is similar to the feeling of most people, however my first visit was so great! The hygienist was gentle, attentive and thorough. I will say it was the best dental cleaning I have ever experienced. Had to go back for a small cavity :/ and despite my nerves it was also pleasant and easy. Dr. Y, Dr. Alan and the whole staff is simply amazing. You won't regret visiting The Dental Office of Encino!"- J.O. / Yelp / Jan 14, 2016
"5+++++ Stars for Dr.Howard & his Team! My first visit was in Fall of 2018. The staff gave me a “Tour”’of the space which I likened to a Private Jet - seriously! The open-space areas for treatment, decor, comfort & ease are just the beginning.The process of their endless variety of treatments is state-of-the-art. They are mindful of jittery patients (like me) & approach the issue with gentleness & compassion. I typically get my quarterly-cleaning done by Adrineh Krikorian who is gentle & thorough with a professional & caring approach. I also appreciate that she never lets me leave without scheduling my next appointment well in advance! It is clear to me they (the Dr.Howards) treat their staff AND patients as family. I would (& DO) recommend Dr.Alan Howard’s office to anyone looking for a great dental experience, words NOT typically used by patients putting off dental care! They ROCK!"- S.M. / Google / Sep 27, 2019
"Recently was looking for a new dental office, as I was looking through yelp reviews I found that this office had a lot of good reviews. I took a chance and went in for a dental and was very pleased with the services from the front desk people, a guy and a girl very nice people who helped me get all my information I needed, to the staff which was very nice to the Dr's and younger Dr. who seen me and updated me on my teeth and what needed to be done. Also, the dental hygienist who cleaned my teeth did a very great job. Overall great experience and very family environment which I would recommend more people and my family as well as they are looking for new dentist. Great job to the Doctors who are running a great dental office!"- C.O. / Yelp / Nov 07, 2019
"First time going to the dentist in like 4-5 years and this office worked around my schedule which was very helpful. So friendly and kind, he was very honest about my X-rays and we got my cavity taken care of the next day! If there is any spot I would honestly recommend to anybody would be this place . I WILL be back . Thankyou guys so much happy holidays"- D.D. / Yelp / Nov 27, 2019
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends patients have a professional cleaning two times per year. Children should have a visit to the dentist before they turn one and following that, Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard can help you decide if your child is old enough for their next dental appointment. A cleaning may help you avoid cavities because built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A dental cleaning will also remove stains and tartar from your teeth. If you want to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your overall health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, make an appointment for a dental cleaning at The Dental Office Encino.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
Your cleaning will begin by addressing the tartar and plaque buildup from your enamel, which is challenging to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Professional equipment is used to scale carefully without affecting the enamel. To begin, a device with ultrasonic technology breaks up large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, handheld tools such as a scaler or curette will remove any remaining buildup. Every tooth will be treated individually to get all the plaque and tartar. After your teeth have been scaled, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove stains. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment will be completed following your cleaning.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Dr. Howard may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns such as periodontal disease. Throughout your appointment, Dr. Howard or an assistant on their team will help you design a routine for good oral health at home by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that focus on your concerns. These are advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health, so be sure to attend your dental appointments at The Dental Office Encino.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
A dental cleaning is a preventive treatment, so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can talk to your insurance to understand your coverage before we charge for any remaining amount. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to Dr. Howard about payments we take and medical financing.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Help keep your mouth healthy with professional dental cleanings two times per year at The Dental Office Encino. Drs. Howard and Howard along with their experienced team help both adults and children boost their total health with dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup. A vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a professional dental cleaning may keep your family from problems and extensive treatments later. Contact our team in Encino, CA to schedule appointments for your whole family.