Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for you to have a professional cleaning at LifeTime Smiles of OC twice each year. Using advanced equipment, a professional cleaning eliminates built-up plaque and tartar and then polishes your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your appointment, you can also receive tips on how to achieve improved oral care at home and discover certain dental issues that may require secondary treatment. Additionally, a professional cleaning by experienced dentist Dr. Kareem Abraham can potentially eliminate the need for future dental procedures. Having a professional cleaning is a vital step in keeping up with your dental health so make sure to schedule appointments for you and your family at our Santa Ana, CA location.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"I haven't been to the dentist in years and I was really nervous to go see one. First of all Ana and Raquel made scheduling the appointment super easy. When I went for my initial visit I met the dental hygienist, John. He is super nice, super patient, and very funny. He was very gentle when cleaning my teeth and even let me have breaks in between. Once he was done I met Dr. Abraham. Dr Abraham is amazing. He made me feel like his number one priority. He was very informative, super patient, and very nice. We set up a game plan for a root canal later in the week. When the day came I was so nervous I had taken off almost all the nail polish off of my fingers. But Dr. Abraham and Alex explained to me what was going to happen and again reminded me that I could take as many breaks in between the procedure as I wanted to. After the Dr cleaned out my old filling to see if I indeed needed a root canal he delivered the good news. After taking a closer look at my tooth and cleaning it he no longer saw it necessary to do a root canal. Overall my experience with them has been positive and I would recommend them to everyone. Especially if you are like me and super nervous about going to the dentist."- S.B. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2017
"I started going to Dr. Smetko when I moved to Tustin about 6 or 7 years ago. I keep going back. He is a great dentist. He always explained procedures and really keeps up on current technology. Never had a problem nor did I ever feel like I was getting swindled. I continued to pay out of pocket when I didn't have dental insurance! That's how good he is! Last year Dr. Smetko partnered with another dentist to start transitioning into retirement. I was worried. I love Dr. Smetko and I wondered how it was going be. Dr. Abraham is great! He has the same fascination that Dr. Smetko has. You can tell he really loves being a dentist. I have seen him twice now and am so happy Dr. Abraham is taking over. Johnathan was the dental hygienist I had at my last 2 cleanings. He is chatty and fun. Pretty much painless. I also like the office staff. Ana at the front desk is very friendly and knowledgeable. I have gotten a few silver filling replaced, 1 or 2 new fillings, and 1 crown. I was never in pain for any of them. Maybe a little discomfort but that's to be expected. I highly recommend Dr. Smetko and Dr. Abraham for dental work and cleanings."- J.P. / Yelp / Mar 17, 2016
"I have nothing but great things to say about Life Time Smiles of OC. I've been going to them for at least 8 years now. Dr. Smetco and Dr. Abraham are great. They are very thorough and want to make sure you are happy. The entire staff is great. Anna, the office manager is so kind and helpful and John does an amazing teeth cleaning. What can I say, I love my dentist!!"- L.J. / Yelp / Jul 29, 2017
"Five stars all the way. Ever since I was referred to this office by my boyfriend I have not stopped coming back, in fact now I look forward to coming in for my dental cleaning. Dr. Abraham, John and the rest of the staff make it that much better! I wish everyone knew about this office. I never thought the day would come when I'd say "I love going to the dentist". Everyone there is THAT GOOD. Dr. Abraham, John you gave me a lifetime smile I give you a lifetime patient. See ya next time Dr. Abraham, John, Raquel and staff!"- O.G. / Yelp / Mar 23, 2016
"I have been going to Dr Smetko for years. He is awesome at what he does and I don't trust many when it comes to my teeth. When I heard he was retiring I was so upset. I came in to meet Dr Abraham and he made me feel super comfortable! He's just as nice and patient as Dr Smetko. I can't forget the office Staff Ana and Raquel were so sweet. They offered coffee/water while waiting and are on it for reminding you about your appointments. John is also super friendly and makes your cleanings go by fast! Thank you, Lifetime Smiles of OC!! Kyra"- K.M. / Yelp / May 10, 2016
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends individuals receive a professional dental cleaning two times each year. Infants should visit the dentist before they turn one year of age and following that, Dr. Abraham can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. A professional dental cleaning may help you avoid cavities because built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A cleaning may also remove stains and tartar from your teeth.
What To Expect
Your dental cleaning will start by addressing the tartar and plaque deposits on your enamel, which is hard to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Advanced tools are used to scale buildup without affecting the enamel. To start, a device with ultrasonic technology loosens large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, a fine handheld instrument such as a scaler or curette will remove the remaining pieces. Every tooth will be scaled to get all the buildup. After your teeth are clean, your enamel will be carefully polished to strengthen the enamel and remove stains. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment may be done following your cleaning.
Dr. Abraham may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns such as periodontal disease. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Abraham or an assistant on his team will help you come up with a home routine for good oral health by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that can focus on your needs. These are advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so be sure to attend your dental appointments at LifeTime Smiles of OC.
A professional cleaning is a preventive treatment so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can talk to your dental insurance to understand your coverage before we bill for any remaining amount. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to Dr. Abraham about payments we take and medical financing.
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Professional Dental Cleaning
Help keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings two times each year at LifeTime Smiles of OC in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Abraham and his team help both adults and children boost their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove built-up plaque and tartar. A vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a dental cleaning may keep you from pain and invasive treatments later. Contact our office to make appointments for your whole family.
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