Alen  Gharibian, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Dental Center of Redondo Beach

Alen Gharibian, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Dentist located in South Bay, Lawndale, CA

Teeth Cleaning Specialist

Professional dental cleanings are essential to maintaining healthy gums and teeth, which in turn, can impact a patient’s overall health. With more than two decades of professional experience, Dr. Alen Gharibian, DDS provides state-of-the-art teeth cleaning for patients in Redondo Beach and Lawndale, CA, and throughout the entire South Bay area.

Teeth Cleaning

by Alen Gharibian, DDS

Do I really need my teeth professionally cleaned?

Even patients who are religious about brushing and flossing regularly should have a professional cleaning by their dentist or hygienist at least twice a year, advises to the American Dental Association. With their expert knowledge, skill and instrumentation, dentists and hygienists can remove tartar and plaque that patients are unable to reach on their own. Keeping your teeth and gums clean helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay, which can lead to cavities and tooth loss. Oral issues are more easily remedied with early detection. Without early intervention, however, most dental problems progress and over time are likely to require treatment that is more invasive, painful and costly.

Why do my gums bleed during professional teeth cleanings?

When gums bleed during a professional dental cleaning, it’s most often due to an excess accumulation of bacteria at the gum line. This build-up is actually the first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis. Gingivitis causes gum inflammation and sensitivity. When inflamed gums are touched – even gently – by your dentist’s brushes and tools, they can bleed.

Besides cleaning my teeth, what does a routine dental exam entail?

In addition to thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums, dental examinations at Dental Center of Redondo Beach include:

  • A complete evaluation of your teeth, gums and overall oral health.
  • A screening for any indication of oral cancer. Oral cancer has an exceptionally high fatality rate. What’s more, it’s often not detected by patients on their own in the earliest, most treatable stage.
  • X-rays, which enable Dr. Gharibian to detect any problems – current or in the future – that lie under the gums or between teeth, including decay, cavities, bone loss, and wisdom teeth.
  • Fluoride treatment, which helps prevent cavities.

Major insurance Plans Accepted

We accept most PPO and HMO plans. If you have any questions, please contact our office. 

Access Medical Group
Allegiance Life and Health
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Employee Benefits
Assurant Health
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Blue Choice Health Plan
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I felt very comfortable and most importantly, I feel like my teeth were cleaned perfectly. This was a very pleasant trip to the dentist."

    Kat M.
  • Yelp

    "Doctor's calm manner and professionalism is so reassuring and comforting. His skill in painlessly resolving the problems was also of great benefit to me."

    Michael M.
  • Yelp

    "Quick, efficient, painless, nice comfortable office, great customer service. Definitely recommend this office!"

    Rebecca E.
Dental Center of Redondo Beach
16819 Hawthorne Boulevard
South Bay

Lawndale, CA 90260
Phone: 424-275-6588
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Alen Gharibian, DDS
16819 Hawthorne Boulevard
Lawndale, CA 90260