Neil N. Hadaegh, DDS

Thomas j. stelmach, DDS

310.659.5399

Cleanings & Exams

Dr. Hadaegh’s Hygienists Make Dental Cleanings a Breeze!

Clean is the new Black


There is just nothing like smooth, white, shiny clean teeth. It’s simply the best accessory you can have!

At our office, your professional dental cleanings are performed by Lynette or Audrey, our exceptional Registered Dental Hygienists. We’re biased, of course, but we did search for and hire the best. You’ll see for yourself when you get here, but until then, you can meet them online.


What to Expect:

Your cleaning appointment will include the following.

Removal of calculus (tartar)

Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.

Removal of plaque

Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!

Teeth polishing

Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.


Amenities:

Arestin:

This is an antibiotic placed in the pockets to fight infection which improves gum and overall physical health. This product is most often used during a cleaning.

Bacteria and Oral DNA Testing

These are tests that give us the types and levels of bacteria in your mouth and let us know if you are pre-disposed or have genetic markers to important things like periodontal disease, bone loss, and deep pockets. By having this information it gives us insight about your dental issues and enables us to provide the appropriate course of treatment and medication to treat and improve them. This is important because periodontal issues are systemic and ultimately connected with the whole body.