Even if you have a perfect at-home oral hygiene routine, it's still beneficial for you to receive dental cleanings at Finest City Dental twice each year. Using advanced equipment, dental cleanings address the built-up tartar and plaque that coats your teeth. Following the plaque removal, your teeth will be polished for a healthier, brighter smile. After your treatment, you can ask for tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home. The team member that performs your cleaning can highlight certain areas of your mouth that might require extra attention when providing your detailed oral care instructions. A dental cleaning appointment will give general dentist Dr. Nick Dovey a chance to evaluate the overall condition of your mouth and detect any issues. Having a professional dental cleaning is a crucial step in keeping your oral health in check so be sure to schedule an appointment at our San Diego, CA location.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"Wanted to update this because I saw the 1-star review from someone lower, mentioning a potential degradation of Dr. Tubbesing's service and mental acuity, so I paid extra close attention to the good doctor during my semi-annual checkup today. Pleased to say I noticed ZERO difference in his behavior or the quality of his work. He was still friendly, chatty, informed, and did a great job on my teeth. All I needed was a cleaning, so you can keep that as a caveat, but far as I could tell he was the exact same terrific, personable dentist I've been seeing for three years now."- T.S. / Yelp / Nov 12, 2013
"I was looking for a Dentist near Little Italy and through YELP, I found Dr. Tubbesing. I went there today, what a great day! The best Dental visit in years. Dr. Tubbesing, does the cleaning himself, a great way for Dr.to get to see what's going on with one's teeth. He is gentel, kind, thorough and very pleasant. I had gone to a Dentist in Hillcrest and she suggested "unnessary" dental work $$$$; decided to find another non-greedy Dentist. Thanks heaven's for Dr. Tubbesing! To save money they will call my previous Dentist for my x-rays taken six months ago. No other Dentist would ever do that. By the way his staff, is very friendly and professional just like Dr. Tubbesing. Their prices are most reasonable as well. I walked out of their Office happy with clean teeth, plus I found a honest and excellent Dentist, which is a "rare find this days." Would recommend Dr. Tubbesing highly, you will not be disappointed!"- G.H. / Yelp / May 07, 2015
"My family and i have been going here for years! (so long i can't even count anymore) And now my daughter goes here for her cleaning. You know he is great when your child keeps asking when they are going back. As long as he is around myself and family will continue to get all our dental work there."- W.R. / Yelp / Jan 10, 2012
"I went to Dr. Tubbesing after reading some of the reviews on Yelp. I have been terrified to find a new dentist after moving to San Diego because of several dentists trying to scare me into expensive dental work, but was forced to make an emergency appointment to tend to a toothache. The receptionist was so nice, and squeezed me into a cancellation slot within an hour after my initial call. Dr. Tubbesing is an old-school Navy dentist. It was obvious he really knew what he was doing, and solved my problem quickly and for very minimal expense (I have no insurance). The entire experience was great, and they even have free parking with validation. I will be back for regular cleanings. By the way, a routine cleaning is $68 for out of pocket patients, I asked before leaving."- A.T. / Yelp / Jun 29, 2009
"Tubbesing does his own cleaning. He's always friendly and is good at putting you at ease with conversation while he is cleaning. My teeth always feel clean after he works on them. The office is comfortable: it is on the 7th floor of the old Centre City Bldg, and the two dental chairs have nice views out the window and a nice breeze--one open window faces the water, the other the airport. Another good thing about Tubbesing is his attitude. I've had other dentists where I felt like they were just trying to get me to pay for more dental work than I needed, or where they rush you in and out in an effort to maximize "patient flow" (in fact, I had a different dentist in L.A. tell me he "had good patient flow that day" when I asked him how he was doing, so you know it was $ on his mind). I've been to Tubbesing's office many times since the 1990s and never felt like he was trying to sell me unnecessary dental work or "improve patient flow". There's underground parking, and you can validate, but I find it makes for a pleasant experience to park at the nearby mall (free validation there), walk the few blocks to the office, then pick up groceries or whatnot from the mall on the way back."- J.B. / Yelp / Aug 06, 2014
The ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that patients have a professional cleaning two times every year. Children should visit the dentist before they turn one. After this initial visit, Dr. Dovey, who has extensive pediatric dentistry experience, can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. Receiving a professional cleaning can help people of any age avoid cavities because built-up plaque, which is the primary cause of tooth decay, is removed in the process. A dental cleaning will also expel stains and tartar from your teeth. If you want to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your overall health, and avoid spending additional money on extensive treatments later on, schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning at Finest City Dental.
What To Expect
Your cleaning will start by addressing the tartar and plaque buildup on your enamel, which is challenging to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Professional equipment is used to scale buildup without affecting the enamel. To begin, a device with ultrasonic technology breaks up large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, handheld tools, such as a scaler or curette, will remove any remaining buildup. Every tooth will be treated individually to ensure that all the plaque and tartar is expelled. After your teeth have been scaled, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove any stains. If needed or requested, a professional fluoride treatment will be administered following your cleaning.
Dr. Dovey may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease. Throughout your appointment, Dr. Dovey or a member of his team will help you formulate an at-home routine to maintain your oral health by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that will focus on your unique concerns. The education our office provides patients is advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so be sure to attend your professional cleaning appointments at Finest City Dental.
A dental cleaning is a preventive treatment so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage before we charge for any remaining amount. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to Dr. Dovey about payments we accept, as well as medical financing.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Help to keep your mouth healthy by receiving bi-annual professional dental cleanings at Finest City Dental in San Diego, CA. Dr. Dovey and his team help both adults and children boost their overall oral health with dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup, which prevents a host of potential issues. A vital treatment in any preventive oral health plan, attending professional dental cleanings twice-yearly can keep you and your family from experiencing problems and undergoing extensive treatments in the future. Call our dental office if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dovey.