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Teeth Cleaningin Whittier

Schedule a routine teeth cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, bad breath and obtain brighter and healthier teeth and gum so you can smile with confidence!

What are Benefits of a Dental Teeth Cleaning?

  • Brighter, whiter and healthier smile.
  • Prevent bad breath and gum disease.
  • Reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and dementia.
  • Early detection of dental problems saves you money on expensive dental treatment.
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What is a Dental Cleaning?

In the sequence of treatment, a dental cleaning should follow a comprehensive oral evaluation to provide a clean environment for any dental treatments that are needed.  It would not be wise to place a dental filling or a crown on teeth full of plaque and tartars; therefore, a dental cleaning is best done right after a dental exam.

Dental cleaning is one the most important preventive treatments in dentistry. There are two different types of dental cleaning: Routine dental cleaning and Deep teeth cleaning.

When patients ask why their gum bleed when they brush or floss, the reason is that they do not floss regularly. When patients do not floss, their gum become inflamed from buildup of plaque, tartar and bacteria and this is known as gingivitis. A routine dental cleaning is recommended to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from your teeth (above the gum) to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. A routine cleaning should be done every 6 months during the routine checkup to allow the dentist to detect any early signs of cavities and address the concerns as soon as possible to prevent the need for costly dental treatments.

During routine dental cleaning, the dentist uses a cavitron that vibrates at high frequency to break off any mineral, bacteria buildup and stains off the teeth above the gum. Afterwards, the teeth will be polished to further remove plaque and stains. Polishing makes teeth smoother, so plaque and bacteria are less likely to stick around. Cleaning should not cause any discomfort or pain. Patient may experience discomfort during a cleaning if the patient has “gingivitis” inflammation of the gum from lack of flossing. It is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after cleaning. If there is sensitivity, you can use SENSODYNE SENSITIVITY Toothpaste to decrease the sensitivity. Sensitivity to hot and cold usually go away in a few days. Avoid WHITENING TOOTHPASTE that can cause sensitivity.

A routine dental cleaning is recommended for patients that do not have gum disease. For patients with gum disease, a deep cleaning is recommended because this type of cleaning removes the buildup of plaque, tartar and bacteria below the gum on the surface of the roots.

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Post-Operative Instructions & Home Care

SENSITIVITY TO HOT & COLD
It is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after getting teeth cleaning done. The sensitivity will subside and go away with time.  If there is sensitivity, you can use SENSODYNE SENSITIVITY Toothpaste to decrease the sensitivity. AVOID: whitening toothpaste, acidic foods like Lemon, cherry, grapefruit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A routine dental cleaning cost between $90 to $200.

Routine teeth cleanings are recommended every six months to maintain optimal oral health. Some patients accumulate tartar, plaque and stains quicker than others may need to come in every three months. Routine teeth cleaning can contribute to a healthy, bright and beautiful smile. It’s a great way to address any issues before they become worse.

Yes.  Teeth cleaning removes tartar, plaque, coffee and food stains of your teeth to keep them bright and healthy.

Teeth cleaning is not painful in healthy patients with good oral hygiene.  Patients that do not floss regularly, might experience some discomfort in the gums during a dental cleaning due to gingivitis.  Our dentist is highly skilled at ensuring that the patient is comfort during dental cleaning.

Length of your teeth cleaning appointment may depend on how much tartar, plaque and stains you have on your teeth. A dental cleaning appointment is about 30 to 45 minutes.

Avoiding teeth cleaning by a dentist can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. Dental cleaning helps to maintain good oral health and prevent costly dental treatments.

Emily Le
Emily Le
2024-02-14
I have been seeing Dr. Yang for quite a while now and I can tell he is very caring and professional. I just got my crown done and I'm very satisfied with my care. A definite 5-star experience!
Raymond D
Raymond D
2024-02-14
Visited Perfect Smile Dental recently and was completely impressed! The office was clean and welcoming. Dr. Yang was skillful and informative about what needed to be done with my teeth. Highly recommended!
Leslie Ortiz
Leslie Ortiz
2024-02-09
First time coming to a new location and I had a great experience. The staff was friendly and the doctor explained to me what needed to be done thoroughly. I was nervous at first but all my questions were answered. I got an appointment on the same day I called as well and I was pleased!
Saul Lopez
Saul Lopez
2024-02-09
Great Doctor and Assistants.. Customer Service 100%
maria H
maria H
2024-02-07
Went for the first time as a new patient with my husband & 3 yr old son The front desk staff was so sweet, Magdalena was her name(I’m like 70% sure that was her name) anyways she was so sweet. The dental assistant was also super sweet when i was taken to the back. I did let her know i was pregnant and couldn’t do x-rays and her and the doctor agreed no x-rays would be done. But neither of them made a big deal, like previous offices did. The doctor was super gentle, even though we couldn’t do x-rays he did take pictures with a small probe and showed me on a giant screen all the work that needed to be done. He was not pushy on getting all the dental work done at once, since i am pregnant and wants to wait until the baby is born. The doctor spent roughly around 30-40 minutes with me answering all my questions and did the cleaning as well. Overall super happy we found this office on yelp. My husband also had his apt and helped him with a care plan, payment plan, and cleaning. And they were extremely careful and gentle with my squirmy 3 year old. Overall amazing experience, like i said so happy i found this office. Also, wanted to mentioned the doctor made a comment that really caught my attention. He said “my office wouldn’t be what it is without my staff” shows how much he appreciates his employees.
Skylar Pharm
Skylar Pharm
2024-02-02
This is the best dentist in Whittier! My first impression is that the office is nice and very clean. It is a modern dental clinic, they have the latest technology. The staff is professional and friendly. They brought me in right away. Dr. Yang is very thorough and professional. He explains everything to me and answers all my questions. He also gives me advice on how to take better care of my teeth at home. I had a crown done. I absolutely love it. The crown looks very nice and natural. I got a lot of compliments from my friends. The appointments were painless, they made me feel comfortable. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. I’d definitely recommend this place. I had a great experience and will be back for my dental implant.
Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz
2024-02-01
This a great dental office. I am very happy I found them. They have a very clean facility and the whole staff is great. Everyone is very friendly. The dentist is very thorough and he explains everything. They have up to date technology. They are accommodating to scheduling as well. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Daughter OfChrist
Daughter OfChrist
2023-12-28
Highly recommend. Staff is professional, office is clean, technology is up to date , I really appreciated that the Assistant printed out and gave me a copy of my breakdown of insurance and fees due regarding dental work needed . The other dentist I had seemed very crowded and overbooked at my appointments. This dental appt. Was minimum wait, not alot of people in waiting room.
Ceylon Reynosa
Ceylon Reynosa
2023-12-27
My experience was great! Nurse was amazing and so was the dr. Very informative and great experience. I will be back
Chung Yang
Chung Yang
2023-12-25
I came in with a broken tooth and they saw me the same day. When I arrive at this office, they saw me right away! The dentist was very knowledgeable and he was good in telling me what needs to be done. I knew my teeth look shorter over time, but I didn’t even know I was grinding my teeth that was why my tooth broke. The staff was friendly and the office looks very nice and clean. I loved that they explained everything to me very clearly before they start work on my tooth. I highly recommend this dentist.
Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.
2023-10-14
I have nothing but positive things to say about this dental clinic. They saw me as soon as possible when I broke my filling and tooth and wasted no time in getting me prepped and ready for a crown. Dr. Yang is amazing. I feel very comfortable with him and his staff. He always makes sure I'm alright and not in pain before proceeding with the next step and explains everything thoroughly. I'm very happy I found him and his clinic. I couldn't ask for a better team. I definitely recommend him. 10/10 best dentist!
Gilbert P.
Gilbert P.
2023-10-14
I cannot say enough good things about this office. Dr. Yen is a master of his craft, i have complete confidence in his ability. I hadn't had dental check in 15 plus years and he found all my problems. I will be returning to him to address them in the near future. The front desk cleric Magdalena (hope this is correct spelling) is very knowledgeable, she will guild you thru the process with ease. It never good news to be told you need dental work, but she makes it as easy as possible. I will update this after my dental work is done and fully recovered. Furthermore, they give you an easy-to-understand paperwork detailing everything just be sure to double check the back page. I know I'm forgetting something it will be in the next update.
Bernard D.
Bernard D.
2023-08-24
I developed a toothache right before my first vacation in 10 years. They were open on Saturday and took me in, took care of the problem and saved my vacation. They explain everything, take pictures and show you what's going on. There is a lot of attention to detail. Very personable and professional too. I recommend this place.
V 2.
V 2.
2023-06-08
Professional, friendly staff, extremely clean and well kept office. A friend of mine recommended this office to me. I'm a very picky person and they definitely met my high expectations. Highly recommended!
K R.
K R.
2023-06-08
Went to Perfect Smile for a teeth cleaning. They were very professional and friendly, and the office is very nice and clean. Will be going back!
Iris K.
Iris K.
2023-05-27
Dr. Yang and the staff are so nice and helpful. The office is very clean and organized. Dr. Yang is very thorough and explains exactly what the problem is and how to prevent/treat them. I love that they are not pushy with any treatments unlike other dental offices...Thank you so much for making my teeth healthy again!
Kimme P.
Kimme P.
2023-05-10
My mom saw Dr. Yang for an abscessed tooth and other significant dental issues that were causing her pain. Dr. Yang and his staff took such great care of my mom. The attentiveness and warmth they showed her made her feel so happy. She is so very happy with all the work that Dr. Yang has done. She cannot thank him enough and speaks very highly of him and his staff. Thank you, Dr. Yang and staff, for being so good to my mom. She appreciates it more than anything.
Skylar P.
Skylar P.
2023-04-09
Dr. Yang was very thorough in explaining my treatment to me. I never had any dentist in the past point out cavities on the x-rays. He took pictures of the cavities to show them to me. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. They were friendly, which made me feel comfortable during visit. I would recommend this dentist.
kevin l.
kevin l.
2022-12-24
I just had the best teeth cleaning service. The staffs and dentist are friendly and professional. I feel my teeth are very clean. Dr Yang took his time to educate me on how to properly floss my teeth. Very happy with their service, definitely will come again!
Claire L.
Claire L.
2022-12-19
Dr. Yang and his staff made me feel super comfortable and at home. He was gentle and explained everything. I feel comfortable and safe under his care. Highly recommend to anyone!

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