Can teeth cleaning in Los Angeles harm the enamel?

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At Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, our team is here to assist individuals with a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures. Dr. Don Mungcal and his staff are dedicated to helping patients in their community achieve better oral health and wellness. This starts with routine teeth cleanings.

What are teeth cleanings?

Professional teeth cleanings are performed to maintain the health of the smile. These teeth cleanings not only remove food particles from the teeth and gums, but they can remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar from all the surfaces of the teeth. When done regularly, patients can enjoy beautiful, brilliant, and healthy-looking smiles.

How are teeth cleanings performed?

Teeth cleanings are performed by our dental hygienists who will rinse the teeth. The dental hygienist then applies professional-strength gels to the teeth and gums and uses a specialized device to clean the teeth. Our team also provides flossing for our patients to remove food particles that may be stuck in between the teeth in the tight crevices. Once this has been done, the teeth are polished and ready for the dentist to inspect.

What else is done during a routine visit to the dentist?

Teeth cleaning is just one aspect of a recall appointment with Dr. Don Mungcal. Additionally, patients may undergo an evaluation with our team to look for signs of periodontal disease or tooth decay. Patients often have x-rays done on a regular basis to evaluate the health of the bone and to look for areas of decay that may be present well beneath the surface. This is a terrific way to diagnose issues that may not be seen with the naked eye during evaluations. When the dentist evaluates the smile, he will also look for signs of oral cancer or any other condition that can negatively impact one's oral health and wellness.

Who is a candidate for teeth cleanings?

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Everyone can benefit from teeth cleanings. They should be done regularly as recommended by our dental hygienists to improve and maintain oral health and wellness over the long-term. Teeth cleaning is just one aspect of preventative dental care for patients to consider when they are interested in addressing oral health concerns.

When should teeth cleanings be performed? Our team at Downtown Dental encourages patients to have their teeth cleaned each time they visit, at least during their recall appointments with Dr. Don Mungcal. This ensures proactive care of the teeth and gums as well as the ability for any problems to be diagnosed early enough for effective intervention. If patients come into our practice for any other concerns, we may suggest a dental cleaning if it appears to be necessary.

Is teeth cleaning expensive?

Not at all! In fact, most of our patients have their teeth cleaning covered by their dental insurance, either in part or full, which makes it extremely attainable for many of our patients.

Call our office more information
New Patients: (213) 863-9464 | Existing Patients: (213) 620-5777


Can teeth cleaning harm the enamel of the teeth?

Absolutely not. Teeth cleaning is done to achieve better oral health and does not have a negative impact on the surfaces of the teeth. Instead, it cleans the surfaces, removes impurities from the enamel and between the teeth, and helps patients to maintain their oral health and wellness when performed regularly.

What are the advantages of professional teeth cleanings?

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While patients are urged to brush and floss their teeth after every meal, it may still be difficult to properly clean all the surfaces of the teeth and remove concerns such as plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Advantages of teeth cleaning include:
  • A more attractive smile
  • Fresher breath
  • Fewer cavities
  • Prevent loss of teeth
  • Better health
  • Save money
  • Reduce discomfort
  • Healthy teeth and gums for life!


Are you interested in cleaning your teeth with a professional?

Now is a great time to connect with Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, California. His practice is conveniently located at 255 South Grand Avenue, Suite 204 and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (213) 863-9464. Call our staff today to get started discussing the advantages of teeth cleanings with a staff who cares!

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"I am a legit Patient at this practice. The Doctor is amazing - educated, skilled and patient. Allison, my Dental Hygienist, is really friendly, knowledgeable and proactive about her patients' oral health. In my experience, the office staff at Downtown Dental is always professional, friendly, and thoughtful about my time. Plus, they offer reasonable financing! If you're honest about your budget (for people like me who don't have dental insurance), they can often work with you to stay within budget. I also learned that they use the best equipment in their field and staff gets training often on new dental techniques. If you are someone who works, resides or likes to visit Downtown - this is an especially excellent place to see the dentist periodically.

Downtown Dental is a fantastic Dental practice in the heart of the city. They are located near LA's Cultural hub of museums, concert halls and the like (The Broad, MOCA + more ). But don't let all that (magic) discourage you from making your appointment, because traffic is usually very smooth on Grand and getting in and out of their secure and validated parking lot (in their building) is a breeze. They also have 2 e-car charging stations if that's how you roll. If you work in DTLA, like many, you can even get a lunchtime cleaning!

Sidebar: The office is located inside a gorgeous apartment building, full of high end furnishings, accentuated with stunning street art. You may have even passed by & seen the Subway flags at street level- the dental office is right upstairs. It's worth a try, especially if you want great oral health, love art, culture and the city!"
"Still the best I've ever been to! The entire staff is more than knowledgeable & helpful!

Don't waste your time going to other places, this dentist & his team are your best bet!

They are courteous, flexible, and above all: PROFESSIONAL."
"What an amazing staff and dental team!!

I had four front crowns and 2 root canals done all in about 3 hours! It was pain free! Dr Mungcal was fast and I didn't feel a thing! People compliment my teeth all the time! ...Little do they know they're fake! Very grateful!!! I am in Invisalign now and love how it stopped me from clenching and grinding my teeth! My teeth and gums are healthy because of all the amazing dental work they have done and continue to do!! Oh ...And they offered nitrous which made the whole experience awesome! Go here if you want dental work done right!!"
"Downtown dental made my cavity experience as painless as possible, and the technology they use is so up to date and accurate.

The staff are also very friendly and know the best habits for having a healthy mouth.
So glad I started going here!"
"Absolutely the best dental office! In all reality I used to hate going to the dentist I would cancel my appointments at my old Drs office all the time !! But the Hygienists and the staff in general are so welcoming and make you wanna keep coming back. They are always ready to deliver and Allison did an amazing job on my teeth cleaning thank you for that"
"This review is long overdue. I've been a patient at downtown dental since 2005 and have had nothing but positive experiences. I've had quite a bit of dental work and when I had a cracked crown recently, they scheduled me the next day and replaced it at no charge. They would have scheduled me that day but sadly, I'm no longer a patient as I've moved to NorCal. I felt like they really went out of the way to accommodate me and I appreciate that! Thanks guys!!"
"Great practice, the doctors and assistants are very professional, helpful and pleasant. They make dental appointments almost enjoyable...not something I thought possible!

Katie the hygienist is not only gentle, professional and very professional but also inspiring. She makes you want to have the best gums in Los Angeles.

Thank you guys!"
"The team at Downtown Dental are the best! They have done both an implant and Invisalign for me. They keep me informed about all the steps and always get me in and out quickly! I love that they can do everything right in their own offices too."
"My story is: I chipped a took eating cereal! Who does that!?! (The cereal was crunchy I'll admit). I went to Downtown Dental and Dr. Mungcal evaluated my situation and realized my bite needed to be adjusted. I grind my teeth at night also so the combination of it all was wearing my teeth down. He recommended invisalign to align my bite. I was hesitant because it's pricey but...trust me...it was SO WORTH IT!!! 8 months later, my bite is fixed and aligned and my teeth are straighter which is a bonus! I am only 34 and I want to keep my teeth healthy and strong for a long time! Dr. Mungcal and the entire staff are amazing and took GREAT care of me. You can rest assured you will be taken care of by them!"
"Came to downtown dental with my husband for his first dental implant. He was very nervous on getting this procedure done.. From his experience he said the staff were super friendly made him feel very welcomed..the dentist made his procedure quick and painless my husband didn't even need his medication for the swelling or pain ... Highly recommend... We Will be coming here from now on for our dental needs."

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