One of the most important parts of your dental health picture is regular dental cleanings and dental exams from Sierra Dental Care. From our office here in Modesto, CA, we will keep a close eye on your teeth and identify any possible issues. We will thoroughly clean the areas of your mouth you can’t get to, no matter how well you brush and floss. Call Sierra Dental today, or fill out our online form, to schedule a dental cleaning and dental exam for you or your whole family. We’re open most evenings and Saturdays.Dr. Manuel on teeth whitening Read Transcript
Very simple procedure, usually takes an hour, an hour and a half to do. They call it the lunchtime whitening actually. They come here on their lunch hour and then when they come back to the office they teeth are all whitened and lightened already. Of course the shade is varies from one person to the other. We usually have a shade improvement from three shades to five shades lighter, the minimum but it makes a big difference in patients smiles. You sometimes have some sensitivity postoperatively, which lasts a couple hours to a day and after that it's all gone, just take an over the counter medication for pain and you're comfortable again. In office whitening is different from over the counter whitening. They are tend to be a little bit stronger, more concentrated in the office but we are able to isolate the gum tissues that may be damaged. If you don't do that, over the counter they will work but they are less concentrated. It takes more time for you to get the results you want.
New Patient Dental Cleaning and Dental Exam Visits
As a new patient to Sierra Dental Care, your appointment will start with new patient paperwork. You can download these at home and fill them out before you ever show up to our office. After collecting your forms, we will take a complete set of dental X-rays and then move on to your cleaning.
One of our dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth. The hygienist will also keep an eye out for any issues in your mouth. Next, your Sierra Dental Care dentist will come in. Any area that the hygienist made note of will be looked at further by your dentist. He will also examine the rest of your mouth. Your first appointment will take about 90 minutes so that we can be as thorough as possible.
Other Benefits of Your Dental Cleanings and Dental Exams
Of course, your routine checkup includes dental cleanings and dental exams, but there is more to the process than just that. Your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening at your appointment, and he will come up with a complete dental care plan with you for whatever problems we find. If you have gum disease, we can schedule a deep cleaning to eradicate the infection and get your mouth healthy again.
Dr. Glenn Takenaga has his dental degree and Master of Science Specialized Orthodontics from Loyola University in Chicago.