Dental Cleaning Santa Monica, CA

Dental Cleanings An Overview

dental cleaning dr. dall'olmoRegular dental checkups can help you maintain your natural smile.

Dental cleanings are an integral part of maintaining your natural and healthy smile for as long as possible. Professional dental cleanings are thorough and can access parts of your mouth that regular brushing and flossing can not.

Regular 6-month cleanings are a proactive way to deter oral disease. Regular dental checkups also provide your dentist with the opportunity to scan your mouth for any developing oral health concerns for early and conservative treatment. Professional dental cleanings are important general dental services that Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo provides to his patients.

Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo believes that the form and function of a natural smile support optimal oral health. Having practiced conservative dental care for over 20 years, Dr. Dall’Olmo uses the biological principles of periodontics and implant dentistry to help patients maintain naturally functioning smiles by carefully preserving the tooth structure and gum health. Dr. Dall’Olmo provides comprehensive full-service dental care through patient education and honest, open communication.

Patient Education

Dental cleanings are crucial to your oral health, but we also provide patient education so you can take the best care of your teeth at home. We’ll talk to you about your oral health and determine if there are any specific worries we have about your smile. You may benefit from a certain toothpaste or mouthwash that provides extra benefits for your dental problems.

A well-balanced diet also plays a big part in keeping your mouth healthy. Certain foods should be avoided as much as possible, while others are particularly helpful in keeping your teeth healthy. We’ll help tell you what you’re lacking in your diet for your oral health and make sure you understand the importance of what you eat and drink.

This is true of lifestyle habits as well. Smoking and tobacco use can have a huge impact on your teeth. We want to ensure you know the potential consequences of these habits and what they can do to your mouth.

If I could give 10 stars I would. Over the weekend I was having severe shooting pain in my jaw, head and neck due to a deeply decade/infected molar. ER helped by providing me with pain killers to keep me…Jessica R.
Dr Fabrizio D has such a great sense of humor that you forget your having a major surgery if he's your Doctor... So u end up not knowing what happens through the process of your treatment. :) He's the best…Maggie J.
From Brenda at the front desk, Dr Dall'Olmo and his nurse where absolutely terrific. I would highly recommend this team. He was very thorough and very gentle. A true professional. Thank you.Lois W.

Dental Cleanings What to Expect

Our dental hygienist will perform your dental cleaning. Our hygienist is highly qualified and well-trained in providing thorough and comfortable dental cleanings. Once you feel relaxed, our hygienist will begin the dental cleaning.

Using specialized tools, the hygienist will carefully and gently remove any debris from all surfaces of the teeth. Dental cleanings help to remove plaque and tartar build up in hard-to-reach places. Regular dental cleanings can help to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss.

Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their dental cleaning. Our hygienist encourages patients to vocalize any concerns they may have so that she can make accommodating adjustments.

Sedation Dentistry

We understand that visiting the dentist can cause anxiety, but avoiding the dentist only leads to further oral health complications. We offer sedation dentistry options for patients who fear the dentist. Dr. Dall’Olmo is IV sedation certified and offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation as well IV sedation.

If you have dental anxiety, be sure to ask us about sedation dentistry options prior to your scheduled treatment. Sedation will be chosen based on the patient’s medical history and then a preference. Our top priority is the well-being and safety of our patients. All sedation dentistry will be closely monitored and controlled.

Dental Cleanings FAQs

What Are The Four Types Of Dental Cleanings?

Prophylaxis, Scaling and Root Planing, Periodontal Maintenance, and Debridement. They are all similar. However, they possess small differences regarding the tools and time required. The dental cleaning type you will need will depend on the severity of your case.

How Often Should You Receive Dental Cleanings?

Generally, people with healthy gums and a good oral hygiene routine will need a preventive dental cleaning once a year or once every six months. However, patients with gum disease may need cleanings every 3-4 months. Your dentist will let you know what is appropriate for you.

How Long Does A Deep Cleaning At The Dentist Take?

Deep cleaning appointments, on average, will usually take thirty to sixty minutes. However, depending on the severity of the case and the number of teeth the dentist will treat, the session time will vary.

Can A Dental Cleaning Whiten Your Teeth?

Yes. Dental cleanings can effectively remove plaque, tartar, and superficial stains from the surface of the teeth. But after the dental cleaning, you must maintain good oral hygiene. You should brush and floss and avoid food and beverages that can stain your teeth.

Dental Cleanings While I Have Braces In My Mouth?

Yes. There are ultrasonic tools that the dentist can use to reach every tooth’s surface without damaging the braces. It is important to continue your teeth cleanings during treatment. Your dentist will recommend regular dental cleanings every four to six months while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Will The Orthodontist Clean My Teeth?

Generally, no. Although Orthodontists are trained dentists, they provide a different service. Most orthodontists do not perform deep cleanings at their practice. You should see your general dentist regularly for deep cleanings.

Dr. Fabrizio Dall'Olmo

Why choose Dr. Fabrizio Dall'Olmo and Associates?

Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo is a leading Santa Monica CA dentist for the preservation of the your natural smile through Bio-Emulative dentistry. Founded in the biologic concepts associated with both periodontics and implants dentistry, Bio-Emulative dental care focuses on the long term maintenance of your natural oral structure, from the integrity of the teeth to healthy gum tissue.

We welcome patients and families seeking personalized, comprehensive oral health care that is based on respect, communication and education about how to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. We also welcome patients that need other dental services that we offer.