Regular Dental Cleanings in Woodland Hills, CA
The best possible way to avoid dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, dental pain and other emergencies is to prevent them in the first place. A great at-home oral hygiene routine, plus visits to see your dentist for regular check-ups and dental cleanings every 6 months is an unbeatable combination in prevention.
What are Regular Dental Cleanings?
Regular dental cleanings usually go hand in hand with a comprehensive oral exam or a regular (recall) evaluation. Once the exam has been completed, unless your dentist has diagnosed gum disease, the dentist or hygienist in Woodland Hills will perform a regular cleaning, or prophylaxis. For individuals with gum disease, your dentist will recommend a deep cleaning to treat the issue and allow your mouth to heal.
During the first part of your regular cleaning, your dental professional will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove debris, calculus, and plaque from between your teeth and around your gum line. If you need a break or experience any sensitivity, please let your dental professional know, so they can adjust settings to make you more comfortable. If needed, they may use a hand scaler as well.
When this portion of the cleaning is done, a hygienist or dental assistant will follow up with a polishing using a special paste, and will polish each tooth one by one. Afterwards, they will floss your teeth using dental floss, and may make recommendations or suggestions about proper flossing technique.
That’s all there is to it! Once your cleaning is done, one of our staff members may follow up with you about any treatment the doctor recommended, and make any necessary follow up appointments.
Pediatric Dental Cleanings for Children
At Woodland Hills Dental Care Center, we recommend that parents bring their children for oral exams and cleanings beginning at 12 months, and every 6 months after that. Bringing your child early and regularly is an important way to establish your child’s confidence and comfort during regular dental visits, and create a positive relationship with the dentist and staff.
Deep Cleanings (Scaling and Root Planing)
After your oral evaluation or check-up, your Woodland Hills dentist may recommend a procedure called “scaling and root planing” in one or more quadrants, or quarters of your mouth, to address an issue with gum disease they have observed. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is relatively common in adults, and is caused by bacteria that has collected under the gum line, causing irritation and inflammation. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which can cause bone loss and even tooth loss.
Cost and Insurance Coverage for Regular Dental Cleaning
If you have dental insurance, your coverage often includes preventative care including regular exams regular dental cleanings. It is important to stay up to date with your insurance coverage. Our staff is happy to review your coverage with you to ensure you are maximizing your insurance benefits while minimizing any out of pocket expenses.
What is the difference between a regular cleaning and a deep cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)?
Scaling and Root Planing, also known as a deep cleaning, is very different from a regular cleaning. A regular cleaning focuses on the surfaces of the teeth and between teeth above the gum line. During a regular cleaning, the teeth are also polished. A deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, is needed in order to remove bacteria, calculus (tartar), and debris that has collected under the gum line.
During a deep cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will typically numb area to be treated. Next, your dental professional will carefully work under the gum line to clean away the calculus and debris. After this, your dentist will carefully shape, or plane, the root of the tooth, to remove places where bacteria can collect in the future. Scaling and root planing requires post-treatment care, as well as follow up visits to ensure the treatment and home care techniques are successful.
Dental Cleaning and Examinations Woodland Hills, CA
At Woodland Hills Dentistry, we provide dental cleanings and examinations to patients throughout Woodland Hills, CA. We believe that preventative care is essential for staying in good oral health. Our goal is to keep our patients as healthy as possible, and the best way to do so is through ongoing dental care and teaching our patients how to practice good oral hygiene at home. If you live in the 91364 area, call (818) 225-9410 to schedule your exam and to learn how you can stay healthy year-round.
DENTAL CLEANINGS AND EXAMINATIONS FOR CHILDREN
Dr. Yousefi works with patients of all ages and knows how to help children to feel comfortable while visiting the dentist. Families throughout Los Angeles visit our dentist office to have their children’s teeth cleaned. We recommend that teeth cleanings and exams start from a very young age. This is important for ensuring that baby teeth grow in properly and stay healthy until the adult teeth are ready to come in. Many people don’t realize how important healthy baby teeth are. Children can get cavities and gum disease just like adults do with the difference being that children are less capable of understanding or dealing with discomfort. We recommend that parents throughout Woodland Hills bring their children in for dental cleanings and examinations at least twice a year. This way we can remove harmful plaque and bacteria in order to prevent cavities.
While cleaning children’s teeth, our staff has been trained to take it slowly and practice gentle dentistry. By building a rapport with our young patients, they will feel more relaxed during their dental appointments and visiting the Woodland Hills dentist becomes fun instead of intimidating. We also recommend that parents take the time to read stories about going to the dentist and play games by teaching children how to examine their toy’s teeth. These little steps can help children to feel comfortable when getting their own teeth cleaned. By doing so twice a year, their baby teeth are more likely to stay in until they are supposed to fall out, and their adult teeth will also stay healthier. If you have questions about scheduling an appointment for your child call 818-225-9410
WOODLAND HILLS DENTAL CLEANING AND EXAMINATIONS
We recommend that adults throughout Woodland Hills, CA have their teeth cleaned twice a year, as well. Good oral health is important regardless of how old you are and as people age, their risk for an oral infection continues to increase. This is in part because, as teeth age, the protective enamel starts to wear away, and it can become easier to get a cavity. The best way to combat this is by brushing and flossing throughout the day in addition to visiting the dentist on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can schedule an appointment around your work or family schedule, making it easier than ever to get your teeth cleaned.
At Woodland Hills Dentistry, Dr. Yousefi practices gentle dentistry and provides teeth cleanings for patients with sensitive teeth. Many adults avoid visiting the dentist because they are concerned that their teeth will hurt or feel worse during the exam or subsequent cleaning. When working with the right dentist, you can feel comfortable regardless of how sensitive your teeth are. We offer a variety of sedation methods so that you don’t have to feel anything while getting your dental cleaning and examinations. Whether you need something to relax or direct pain medication, Dr. Yousefi can create a treatment plan that includes sedation so that you can remain comfortable.
If you live in Los Angeles and San Fernando valley area, it is important to understand the reason that teeth become sensitive. Very often, it is due to the enamel on the outside of the teeth wearing away. Enamel can wear away due to age, what you eat and improper oral health care. While brushing with desensitizing toothpaste can help, you need to continue visiting the dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. Otherwise, the sensitivity can increase. During your dental exam, let us know about the discomfort you have been feeling so that we can discuss ways to reduce it by using methods such as a fluoride treatment or sealant.
Regularly scheduled dental cleaning and examinations in the 91364 area can help to prevent a dental emergency. Many adults go far too long in between visits to the dentist. As a year or two goes by, infections can develop that can create a painful situation and lead to dental emergencies. For example, a minor cavity can be corrected with minimal discomfort but if the infection spreads into the center of the tooth the dental pulp can become infected and a root canal will become necessary. Fortunately, these types of infections can typically be avoided by scheduling an appointment twice a year with Dr. Yousefi. It is important to keep in mind that healthy teeth are also less likely to become damaged or injured so by staying in good health; you can prevent teeth from becoming cracked or chipped during an accident.
While getting your teeth cleaned and examined, we will also discuss ways that you can keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. At Woodland Hills Dentistry, we believe that good oral hygiene at home is important to do in conjunction with visiting our office. We recommend that you use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day and use fluoride toothpaste. This will keep harmful sugar and bacteria off of your teeth and the fluoride will help to strengthen them. You should also floss daily to get food particles and bacteria out of hard to reach places. Following up with an antibacterial mouthwash will help to kill any remaining germs.
Your diet is also important to good oral health. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a diet that contains dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables and complex carbs so that your body gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We can provide additional tips and information during your dental cleaning and examinations. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Yousefi call 818-225-9410.
At Woodland Hills Dental Office, we’re here to assist you with your oral health needs no matter your age or condition of your teeth. 91364 area Dentists.
At Woodland Hills Dentistry we always try to treat you right away so you do not experience unnecessary discomfort. Simultaneously, you can count on us to restore your tooth in a way that is both beautiful and natural-looking. To schedule an appointment, call (818) 225-9410.
How do I schedule my next checkup?
Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.
If you live in the 91364 area, don’t delay in scheduling your dental exam. Call (818) 225-9410 today.
Woodland Hills Cosmetic, Implant, Specialty and General Dentistry
Specializing in crowns, teeth whitening, invisalign, porcelain veneers and dental implants. Call (818) 225-9410 for $59.00 XRays, Exam, Cleaning. We are currently accepting new patients, and all PPO insurance are accepted. In House Discount Plan available for patients with no insurance.
- $ 59 Complete Dental Exam, X-Rays and Teeth Cleaning.*
15% off Initial Treatment and a Free Sheer White Take Home Bleaching Kit after Completion of Initial Treatment.
New patients only. $399 value. Limit one per patient. Not valid with other offers. No cash value. Cleaning is a regular cleaning and in the absence of periodontal disease. Teeth Whitening is a take home kit.
- Highest Quality Porcelain Veneers $699 Each (4 or More Teeth; $799 Each for 1-3 Teeth)*. (Zirconia, Emax, I.P.S).
- Free Initial Consultation.
- Free Cosmetic Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
- Free Emergency Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
- Free Invisalign Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
- Free Implant Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
*Not to be used with any insurance. A $35 fee will be charged to transfer X-Rays).
Call (818) 225-9410 and schedule a consultation with our Woodland Hills Dentists Dr. Yousefi or Dr. Raz. (Woodland Hills Periodontist, Dr. Razmik Galustian).
We accept the following payment methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa
We serve patients from the following counties: Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley