About Dental cleanings
Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for you to get a professional dental cleaning at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. twice each year. Using advanced equipment, a professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar and then polishes the enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your cleaning, you can ask for tips on caring for your teeth at home and discover certain areas that may need special care. A professional dental cleaning will give Dr. Patrick Yoshikane a chance to identify any problem areas in your mouth that may need care. Having a professional dental cleaning is an important step in keeping up your dental health so make an appointment for yourself and your family at our Orange, CA location.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"Let me start by saying that I absolutely do NOT like going to the dentist. After being referred to Dr Yoshikane by a friend, I decided to give him a try. His staff is so friendly and knowledgable. My first appt was very thorough and my cleaning was the best I've ever had. Even their chairs are comfortable! Dr Yoshikane does everything he can to make your dental experience pain-free and enjoyable (if I can use that word for the dentist). I had a root canal and 2 crowns done. No complaints, no pain. He even offers sedation dentistry. I highly recommend Dr Yoshikane if you are looking for a good, friendly, knowledgable, and skilled dentist!"- B.S. / Yelp / Jul 02, 2015
"Best experience ever!!! I don't really write many reviews unless I really really think it's necessary. If anyone is looking for a dentist, but not just any dentist. One where the office staff is very sweet and helpful and where the office is CLEAN, one where the dentist takes his time to care for all your needs not rush you out?! This is the place!! I'm never going anywhere else after the experience I had here. I got x-rays, cleaning, fillings, and wisdom tooth pulled out and it was a piece of cake. I felt well taken care of almost more like pampered. Best of all Dr. Yoshikane called the same day to check up on how I was feeling after my procedure. Love the fact they actually care about their patient's. The service here is QUALITY."- M.G. / Yelp / Jan 24, 2017
"I would highly recommend Dr Yoshikane to anyone! The office staff (Maria and Leslie) are extremely warm and friendly and immediately make you feel comfortable in the office. As a new patient they walked me through the paperwork and offered coffee, juice, or tea immediately when I came in! Getting X-rays was quick and painless, and my cleaning was easy too. Dr Yoshikane came to see me at the end of my appointment and was nothing but friendly and thorough. The office itself is extremely well kept too. They play relaxing music, the walls are calming neutrals, and the fluorescent lights have fun tropical covers so when you're staring at the ceiling during your appointment it looks like you're in paradise! There's lots of parking outside of the offices too."- J.D. / Yelp / Jan 12, 2018
"Dr Pat is a great dentist! Always professional, skilled and fast. My entire family goes to Dr Pat for our dental needs. Staff is great too. They communicate well with their patients and always do a nice job on cleaning etc. Pat has also recommended other providers to me in the past (orthodontia, oral surgeon, etc) and his referrals have always been top flight. I highly recommend this practice."- M.N. / Yelp / Jun 27, 2014
"I have been a patient of Dr. Yoshikane for nine years. I have had a full mouth restoration and people are constantly commenting on my beautiful teeth. His office staff is top notch!! They are professional, friendly, and always willing to help. The oral hygienist, Shirley, is meticulous and her work. Even if you are just getting your teeth cleaned, Dr Yoshikane comes into your room to at least say "hi" and ask how you are doing. His office is meticulously clean. He also has the latest technology to make your cleaning, X-rays, everything else required to make it more comfortable for his patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Yoshikane to anyone who is seeking a new dentist!!!! Marion Lucero"- M.L. / Yelp / Mar 13, 2018
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends patients have a professional cleaning two times a year. Babies should have a visit to the dentist before they turn one and following that, Dr. Yoshikane can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next dental appointment. A professional dental cleaning may help you avoid cavities because built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A cleaning will also remove stains and tartar from your teeth. If you’d like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, boost your health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, make an appointment for a cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S.
What To Expect
A professional cleaning starts by addressing the tartar and plaque that have built up on your enamel, which is difficult to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Special instruments are used to carefully scale buildup without affecting the enamel. First, a device with ultrasonic technology addresses large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, handheld instruments, such as a scaler or curette, will remove smaller pieces. Every tooth will be individually scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. After your teeth have been cleaned, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove stains and strengthen the teeth. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment can be performed following your cleaning.
Dr. Yoshikane may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease. Throughout your cleaning, Dr. Yoshikane or an assistant on his team will help you develop a good home oral care routine by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that can focus on your specific concerns. These are advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so be sure to attend your dental appointments at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S.
A professional dental cleaning is a preventive treatment so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can talk to your insurance company to understand your coverage and calculate your estimated patient share. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to Dr. Yoshikane about payments we take and medical financing.
Cleaner, healthier teeth
Help keep your smile healthy and bright with twice-yearly dental cleanings at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. in Orange, CA. Dr. Yoshikane and his team help both adults and children boost their oral and overall health with professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar. A vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a professional cleaning may keep you and your family from a lot of trouble and expensive treatments later. Contact our front office to schedule a cleaning for yourself and your entire family.