About Dental Cleanings
An important part of keeping your smile healthy is scheduling a professional teeth cleaning twice a year at Southern Cal Smiles with general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks. Teeth cleanings are recommended every six months for residents in Woodland Hills, CA and the surrounding areas. Our team can professionally clean your teeth with special instruments to remove built-up plaque and tartar from the enamel and below the gumline. The teeth will then be polished to remove stains and brighten your smile. Dr. Fredericks can demonstrate proper brushing and flossing, so you and your family can develop a good home oral care routine to prevent problems and keep the mouth healthy. After the cleaning, fluoride treatments can be done for younger patients and those prone to cavities. If you are concerned about cavities, you can also talk to Dr. Fredericks about getting sealants on the back molars.
Dental Cleanings Reviews
"I have been a patient of Dr. Fredericks for many, many years. She and her staff are thorough, friendly and make going to the dentist almost a pleasure. I would recommend her to anyone--especially to those who don't "like" dentists. Her hygienist, Anu, is a dream and does a wonderful job of cleaning my teeth."- N.B. / Google / Mar 17, 2021
"I have not been to a dentist in about 7 years. I had heavy build up in my teeth and Dr. Fredericks gave a thorough and painless cleaning. The insurance administration was smooth and the staff helped me pay the least amount of out of pocket expense."- P.J. / Healthgrades / May 06, 2021
"I can honestly say Dr. Fredericks is phenomenal. My father was a dentist so he has been the only dentist I have gone to for the past 45 years. While I love my father, I still was never in love with the idea of going to his office, but my father was extremely intelligent and always provided us with the best care. Since his retirement about a year ago, we received a referral to Dr. Fredericks. Clearly I was skeptical as I wondered if a new dentist would tell me I had numerous cavities and provide me with a laundry list of items needing to be fixed seeing as I only had one cavity. Amazingly enough, I was super impressed with Dr. Fredericks as she provided me with a thorough cleaning which was gentler than my father’s teeth cleaning technique and fortunately I had no cavities which made me super happy. Dr. Fredericks chair side manner is excellent. She will tell you stories of her family partially as a distraction but they are entertaining. I was so impressed with the basics (cleaning, x rays, etc) undertaken during my initial appointment, I chose to go back for a second appointment a week later to have her fix some cosmetic bonding items I never had time to address prior to my father’s retirement. All I can say is WOW! The difference was astounding and truly amazing. I encourage her to show everyone the difference because it is truly remarkable. This review might seem fabricated or provided by one of Dr. Frederick’s family members, but I can assure you, it is not. She is truly a terrific dentist and I encourage everyone to visit her because she truly makes magic happen. I look forward to my next visit."- R.M. / Google / Aug 04, 2021
"They are a great bunch ! Pain free cleaning!"- M.J. / Google / Aug 19, 2021
"i'm old and I've been to many dentist offices. This one is by far the best. Anu is the best in the business for cleaning. Each time coming to the dentist is a treat!"- G.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 17, 2021
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are generally painless, but if you have sensitive teeth or gums, a topical numbing cream can be used. If you have trouble getting through a dental cleaning due to anxiety or a strong gag reflex, mild sedation options are also available. The cleaning may begin with an ultrasonic instrument that helps loosen plaque and tartar, then Dr. Fredericks will switch to fine hand tools (scalers and curettes) to carefully scale or scrape buildup from the gumline and enamel. Once the deposits are removed from the teeth, Dr. Fredericks can polish the teeth using a special tool and toothpaste. If needed, Dr. Fredericks can go over good home oral care routines to help you with your brushing and flossing technique for better checkups.
After the teeth are cleaned, Dr. Fredericks may perform an oral exam to check for signs of oral cancer and gum disease. To keep your teeth smooth and healthy, you should establish a home routine that includes brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. Dr. Fredericks may offer suggestions or instructions, like a special mouthwash or toothpaste to treat your specific concerns. You should schedule your next dental cleaning before leaving the office in six months' time or when Dr. Fredericks recommends you to return. Waiting too long between cleanings can lead to longer appointments and more invasive treatments.
Since a professional dental cleaning twice a year is considered a necessary preventative care procedure, most dental insurance carriers will cover 100% of the cost. Our office will check with your insurance company to determine their coverage before billing you directly. If you do not have dental insurance, please ask about our financing options.
Plan Your Service
Clean and Polished
If you put off cleaning anything, whether it's your house, your car, or your teeth, the harder and longer the chore becomes. To get your healthiest smile, schedule a professional dental cleaning with Dr. Fredericks at Southern Cal Smiles at least twice a year. Regular dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar that have built up over time to help you avoid gum disease, cavities, and infections. A cleaning also gets your teeth whiter and brighter by polishing the enamel and removing stains. Get a professional cleaning in Woodland Hills, CA today to save yourself time and trouble later.
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