The team at Encino Dentistry welcomes you into our dental family! We know what a big decision choosing a new dentist is, and we want you to know that we’ll make the transition as easy as possible. Dental cleanings and regular check-ups should be or become a regular part of your annual dental care to promote healthy teeth and gums. During a regular dental checkup visit, you sometimes will see two professionals — the dentist and the dental hygienist.
Your first visit is all about you, your comfort, your happiness and your health. Dental cleanings and regular check-ups should be or become a regular part of your annual dental care to promote healthy teeth and gums. During a regular dental checkup visit, you sometimes will see two professionals — the dentist and the dental hygienist.
The purpose of a professional dental cleaning is to remove the hard calculus (also called tartar) from above and just below the gum line. Brushing and flossing at home removes plaque. Only dental instruments can remove calculus. Our dental hygienists may use ultrasonic instruments to blast away the larger chunks of tartar. They follow up with hand instruments to thoroughly clean the teeth. Some hygienists may use only hand instruments.
After the calculus is removed, the crowns of your teeth (the parts that shows in the mouth above the gum line) may be polished to remove plaque and surface stains. Typically, but not always, an abrasive substance is applied to the teeth with a small rotating rubber cup or brush. This helps to scrub away stains. The polishing substance will feel gritty in your mouth. But will be washed away with water.
X-rays are an essential tool to diagnose many dental diseases .At your first visit required radiographs will be taken. However at subsequent follow up visits radiographs may or may not be taken during your checkup. If you are seeing a new dentist for the first time, ask for a copy of your X-rays from your former dentist so that a comparison can be made between the preexisting conditions and newly diagnosed issues.
If you are diagnosed with dental disease, we will recommend a comprehensive step by step plan to treat the cause and eliminate the disease. These may also include a referral to a specialist if deemed necessary. (Such as an endodontist, periodontist or orthodontist).
The hygienist may offer customized instructions for oral care at home based on the results of the exam. Hygienist may demonstrate how to brush and floss properly. Sometimes, the hygienist will teach you to use a disclosing agent to test your brushing ability. A disclosing agent is a red solution or tablet that is applied to the teeth or chewed. The agent attaches to plaque and colors it to make it visible. Then you brush your teeth. You’ll be able to see any plaque that you missed. Not all dentists and hygienists recommend disclosing agents because they can be tricky to use. For example, they may highlight some areas of plaque that can be removed only by professional cleaning. They may also stain tooth-colored fillings. Some experts recommend using a disclosing agent only at the dentist’s office, and only if the hygienist is prepared to polish any remaining red color off the teeth afterwards. Disclosing agents are a useful tool for improving and provide motivation for good oral hygiene practices. We may recommend to use them at home.
Important Reasons to Get Professional dental care
Let us redefine your expectations of routine oral healthcare here at Our Encino Dentistry. Our team will pamper you, listen to your concerns, and help your unique smile reach its fullest potential in ways you may have never thought possible.
When it comes to picking a dentist, we know you have options. We are a dental practice devoted to enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
It’s a good idea to arrive five or ten minutes early for your first appointment, as we’ll need some information from you before your consultation, such as your contact details and a brief medical history.
Your consultation will commence with a discussion on what you’re looking for in your relationship with us, any problems you’ve been having, and any concerns you have about your health and well-being. Then I’ll conduct a comprehensive 21-point oral health examination, including a painless screening for oral cancer. Afterwards, we’ll discuss our findings with you. Together, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that best suits you. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, and if there’s something you remember later, don’t worry, just give the office a call and we’ll answer any queries you might have.
If you have insurance , we can process your claim for you on the day of treatment. This saves you the time and hassle of making the claim direct to your insurer. In order for us to be able to do this, you’ll need to bring your insurance card with you to the appointment.
Everyone’s needs are different, so have a chat to your dentist about how often you need to have your teeth checked by them based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. It’s recommended that children see their dentist at least once a year.
From the front office to the exam room, our practice is made up of professionals who take your oral health very seriously. Using state-of-the art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, we are able to offer top-notch care. As you walk through our office, you will notice that everything is clean, comfortable and thoroughly sterilized. Your safety and comfort are our priority.
We know that the cost of care can be confusing. In addition to offering a number of in-office payment options to fit your budget, we also give you up-front cost information on your treatment ahead of time. We are in-network with a variety of insurance plans, and we offer various forms of dental financing with credit available in time frames that fit your needs. We are happy to help you navigate your dental insurance and alternative payment options.
We know that your time is valuable to you, and that’s why we offer extended office hours on select days, dental appointment reminders, and a quick turnaround time on calls and appointment requests. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns in the office, over the phone or via email.
At Encino Dentistry, we are qualified to handle all aspects of your care, so you are always surrounded by people that you trust. If we must refer out, we promise to send you to carefully vetted colleagues who apply the same professional principles in their office that we do in ours.
We respect and understand that many patients experience dental anxiety. At our office, we do everything we can to make sure that your experience is as enjoyable as possible. By communicating clearly what you can expect during your treatment, we are often able to alleviate dental fear. We encourage you to bring headphones and music to listen to during your treatment and ask us about dental sedation options.
Advances in healthcare are progressing at an astonishing rate. These advances are designed to provide more accurate diagnoses, a safer patient experience, and greater convenience. At Encino Dentistry we provide our patients with leading edge technology in dental field.
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Dr. Zadeh is a leading cosmetic, restorative dentist. Dr. Zadeh has enjoyed employing her advanced training to help patients improve their quality of life. She also focuses on patient comfort and making sure patients are completely satisfied with the care they receive.
Dr. Shermineh Zadeh proudly serves the community of Encino, CA as a General and Cosmetic dentist . As an experienced dental health care professional, Dr. Zadeh graduated in the top 3 percent of her class from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry with Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Zadeh holds both Bachelor of Science from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) majoring in Psychobiology and Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) from University of Tehran. Dr. Shermineh Zadeh and her team are thrilled to server the community and raise awareness in dental health.
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