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
"I’m never disappointed at the Dental Office. It is just so refreshing from the atmosphere coming in the door, to the teeth cleaning and Drs chairs in the back. They make you feel right at home and are truly so gentle with their work! I didn’t feel a thing with my cleaning. And my teeth were so beautiful after, thanks Britni! Afterwards, Dr. Y took care of some cavities, which was painless and so fast. Highly recommend."- S.S. / Yelp / Sep 24, 2020
"All year I put off my regular cleanings due to COVID fears, but I needn’t have worried. I visited yesterday and am so glad I did. The staff at the office were vigilant, and the experience reassuring. Also, I’ve had several crowns replaced here in the past few years, and the whole process is done in one sitting! Great work!"- S.F. / Yelp / Dec 10, 2020
"My wife and I went in for our semi-annual checkup and cleaning. Always impressed with the highest-most level of care and kindness and professionalism of the entire staff. We have recommended many of our friends."- J.A. / Yelp / Jun 03, 2021
"Hands down the best dentist I’ve ever been to, and they offer everything! Dr. Yoni went so far above and beyond that I can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am. The whole office is world class - all of the staff is incredibly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable and the office is completely state of the art and REALLY nice and comfortable. From TVs on the walls to 3D printers in the back and everything in between, you just know walking in the door that you’re going to be well taken care of. After not seeing a dentist for over a year due to the pandemic (and seeing a few lousy ones before that) I decided to come here to take care of a handful of things that I had been putting off - and as of today - after a few visits over the past few weeks - Dr. Yoni and the team finished all of their great work in my treatment plan and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks so much Dental Office Encino and see you in 6 months for my cleaning! HIGHLY recommended - seriously, you don’t need to look for another dentist ever."- J.C. / Yelp / Aug 26, 2021
"First time patient here! The moment I walked through the front doors, I felt like I was in an alternate reality. Literally 5 different employees greeted me one right after the other. I have never felt more welcome anywhere in my life. "What IS this place?" I thought to myself. I sat in the waiting area next to the fish tank and enjoyed watching the fish swim around while I waited. A few moments later, I was brought back into the back of the office and to the chair where my cleaning would take place. Rachel took amazing care of me! She noted that they had Netflix and Hulu if I wanted to watch anything during my cleaning and mentioned that the chair had a massage feature if I wanted to use it. Wait, was I at the dentist or the Ritz Carlton? Whaaa? The office was so clean and organized I was overall just so impressed. Each dental patient is in their own area, but the areas are not walled off. So it’s private enough, but you might hear someone else talking to the dentist about a hole in their mouth (true story). I cannot sing Rachel’s praises enough. She explained everything SO thoroughly and really took her time during my cleaning. I thought it was really cool that they include an oral cancer screening during the exam, I had never had that done before! After my cleaning, I was able to meet Dr. Howard and Yoni (also Dr. Howard), the father and son that run the business. They are SO nice and attentive. They were fantastic with breaking down everything on my xrays and explaining what was going on in terms I could understand. I even went home with a little goodie bag that included a cute branded chapstick. After the appointment, one of the receptionists walked me through my bill/estimates for future appointments in this fancy private conference room. I’m telling you, I almost felt like I was at a spa. I’m coming back for sure!"- M.M. / Yelp / Sep 29, 2021
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
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.
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.
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.