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
"I'm new to the OC area, and found this place.. thank God I did!! They took care of me from the second I walked into the door. I came in to fix a chipped tooth, and now it looks better than it ever did! The ladies at the front desk are angels on earth.. they sent me off with FRESHLY BAKED COOKIES. Wow, it is so rare to walk into a business and be surrounded by such genuine and caring people like this!! I will be back in December for a good ol' cleaning. I've never said this before in my life- IM EXCITED FOR MY NEXT TRIP TO THE DENTIST! Thank y'all for everything Update: I went back to Dr. Yoshikane for 3 cavities.. he filled them all in under an hour! I had no pain, and was even laughing while he did it because he is so good at making you feel calm and comfortable. His assistant is so sweet (just like everyone else in the office), she even gave me a blanket because I was nervous. Turns out, I had nothing to be nervous about! THANK YOU"- L.P. / Yelp / Sep 09, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane is a true artist! He does such beautiful work and is 100% committed to his clients and the quality of his work. He really makes you feel comfortable and has a wonderful and supportive staff. When you have dental work done, you want it done by a perfectionist. That’s is Mr. Yoshikane."- J.R. / Healthgrades / Sep 30, 2019
"I’ve been going to Yoshikane’s office for many years now, and it has been a great experience. Shirley, the hygienist, consistently gives quality cleaning and care, and will help you create habits to take care of your teeth. The front staff is polite and professional, and the entire office is clean and welcoming. Dr. Yoshikane also performed my wisdom teeth extraction surgery with general anesthesia and he did an amazing job. He explained the entire process to make me comfortable and even in post-surgery he was always available to answer questions about recovery. The surgery site was very well stitched up, minimizing bleeding and infection. I would definitely recommend this office if you’re looking for major surgery, treatment, or regular cleaning! Thank you so much Dr. Yoshikane!"- H.A. / Yelp / Jun 04, 2020
"I’m new to the OC area, and found this place.. thank God I did!! They took care of me from the second I walked into the door. I came in to fix a chipped tooth, and now it looks better than it ever did! The ladies at the front desk are angels on earth.. they sent me off with FRESHLY BAKED COOKIES. Wow, it is so rare to walk into a business and be surrounded by such genuine and caring people like this!! I will be back in December for a good ol’ cleaning. I’ve never said this before in my life- IM EXCITED FOR MY NEXT TRIP TO THE DENTIST! Thank y’all for everything Update: I went back to Dr. Yoshikane for 3 cavities.. he filled them all in under an hour! I had no pain, and was even laughing while he did it because he is so good at making you feel calm and comfortable. His assistant is so sweet (just like everyone else in the office), she even gave me a blanket because I was nervous. Turns out, I had nothing to be nervous about! THANK YO"- L.P. / Yelp / Jul 08, 2020
"I had my first dental examination appointment with dr. Yoshikane today. It was a routine cleaning and they took dental X-rays. I was refered to his practice by my friend Rick. Dr. Yoshikane’s office was pleasant and professional in setting up my appointment. The dental cleaning and examination was thorough and efficient. At the conclusion of my appointment my expectations were certainly exceeded when dr. Yoshikane gave me a not only the standard toothpaste, dental floss, and toothbrush kit, but I also left with multiple types of hand sanitizers and a box of cookies. This was a memorable dental experience. Thank you dr. Yoshikane and staff!"- P.E. / Yelp / Oct 29, 2020
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.