Santa Monica Dental Office Services

Dental Exams and Teeth Cleaning

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Your overall health is deeply connected to your oral health.

Your overall health is deeply connected to your oral health. Opting for regular dental exams in Santa Monica can result in the early detection of harmful oral conditions like cavities, infection, and oral cancer. At Santa Monica Dental Office, Dr. Ellie Farahmand, DDS, creates a friendly and welcoming environment for all patients. 

She recommends scheduling teeth cleaning twice yearly. However, some patients may require more frequent cleanings based on their oral health needs. Here is what you need to know about dental exams and teeth cleaning in Santa Monica.

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What to Expect at Dental Cleanings in Santa Monica

Investing in your oral health can save you significant money and discomfort. The longer your dental problems get neglected, the more extensive the treatment you will need to resolve them. We provide comprehensive routine dental services that generally include four key components

Digital Dental X-Rays

Dental radiographs, or X-rays, establish a baseline for your oral health. When we routinely update them, it helps Dr. Farahmand identify any changes to your teeth or bones. Digital X-rays are safer for patients because they produce less radiation than traditional X-rays. We may recommend that these images get updated yearly to help check for problems deep within the teeth and jawbone that cannot be seen with the naked eye. However, some patients require additional X-rays when there is an area of concern


Dr. Farahmand uses a small mirror and other specialized instruments to physically examine your mouth. Detail-oriented, she notices the smallest of imperfections within your teeth and makes the best recommendations for treatment.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings are a critical part of any dental exam because the early signs of this disease can be detected. All tissues are thoroughly checked by Dr. Farahmand, including your gums and tongue. She may assess your head and neck, nose, and ears as well.

Teeth Cleaning

A professional teeth cleaning service involves plaque and tartar removal around your teeth and above and below the gum line. The dental hygienist polishes your teeth to prevent additional plaque buildup. Your dental hygiene appointment ends with flossing to leave your teeth smooth and clean. 

Understanding these four elements can help prepare you for your visit. 

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Dr. Farahmand understands that the oral cavity is a personal space. Personable and friendly, she wants you to become comfortable in the office. That is why we strive to consistently provide a warm and welcoming environment and are always prepared when you arrive for your dental hygiene appointment.

Routine Dental Appointments Are Vital for a Healthy Smile

Every patient has different oral health needs, but every patient can benefit from regular teeth cleaning and dental exams. Routine teeth cleanings and dental exams identify problems early and allow Dr. Farahmand to recommend treatments to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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