Gentle Care

Dental Examination

“Our office is where experience and technology come together with a caring staff to provide you with the best quality dentistry available!”

  • Emergencies Welcome
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Short Notice Appointments
  • Saturday Appointments Available
  • Over 30 Years in West Covina
  • Hablamos español
  • Over 275 5 Star Reviews

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

or call (626) 962-3559

Why Choose Us?

Availability

We’re accepting new patients and can help with dental emergencies. Give us a call or send us an email to book an appointment.

Comprehensive Dentistry

We offer a full range of general, family, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry.

We’re Gentle

We always focus on gentle techniques and use advanced equipment to ensure your comfort.

Insurance & Fees

All of our services are priced competitively and many of our services are covered by popular insurance plans.

Dental Exam in West Covina, CA

At The West Covina Dentist, our dentistry team is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene. Dr. Duncan Howard and our professional staff are committed to ensuring our West Covina patients receive thorough care during their twice-yearly dental examinations and cleanings.

The Dental Examination
A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning are recommended twice-yearly for children and adults. During your initial dental examination at The West Covina Dentist, our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will not be required at every visit, and Dr. Duncan Howard will discuss whether new X-rays will be required.

During a twice-yearly check-up, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Dr. Duncan Howard or one of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage using a small pick instrument and mirror. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, Dr. Duncan Howard may recommend additional X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or a further periodontal inspection.

Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
After the comprehensive examination and evaluation, one of our professional and knowledgeable dental hygienists will perform a comprehensive cleaning. Professional cleanings are recommended to be given twice a year to prevent cavities and identify any oral health issues as early as possible. A professional cleaning supplements the oral hygiene you maintain at home.

While it is recommended that adults brush three times a day and floss once a day, many patients only brush their teeth twice a day and floss less than once a day. A deep cleaning twice a year by one of our professional dental hygienists includes a polishing and a fluoride treatment to prevent cavities and protect teeth from decay.

Call us today at (626) 962-3559 or make an appointment online for your examination and cleaning.

Direct Insurance Billing

We believe that high-quality dental care should accessible for everyone. That’s why we direct bill most major insurance plans and are priced competitively for those who wish to pay out of pocket. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

or call (626) 962-3559

Ask us Anything…

Have a question or want to learn more? Give us a call or send us an email, we’d love to get the conversation started.

We’re Different!

Friendly Doctors

Family & Kid Friendly

Financing Available

Comfortable Office

Convenient Location

Open Evenings & Weekends

Digital X-Rays

Little To No Wait Time

Accepting New Patients

Our Promise to You

We promise to always put YOU first!

  • We promise to show you what we see with imaging, educate you on your options, and empower you to make the best decisions for yourself
  • We promise to not push unnecessary treatments on you
  • We promise to respect your time and do everything we can to see you within a few minutes of your appointment
  • We promise to be transparent about pricing and insurance coverage
  • We promise to constantly invest time and money into continuing education and equipment to ensure the highest quality of care
  • We promise to always be respectful, polite, and professional
  • We promise to take our time with you on patient education and treatments, we don’t want you to feel rushed
  • We promise to do everything we can to minimize pain and make you feel comfortable
  • We promise to keep our office environment clean, friendly, and up to date with technology
  • We promise to build a world class dental team. Many of our team members have been with us for over a decade!

You’re the Boss

Honest, Non-Pushy Dentistry

Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.

Give us a Call!

The first step to better oral health is giving us a call to book an appointment.

Initial Visit

During your first visit we will take some X-Rays and give you a tour of your mouth with our intra oral cameras. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and give you any applicable treatment options.

Next Visit

Once you know what is going on inside of your mouth, you make the treatment decisions that are best for you. We will never be pushy or recommend treatment that you don’t need.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PATIENTS!

We’ve helped thousands of patients in our community achieve a beautiful, healthy smile! Thank you to all of our patients who have taken the time to refer us a friend or family member and write us a review.

We have a 5 star rating on all major review sites!

Ask us Anything…

Have a question or want to learn more? Give us a call or send us an email, we’d love to get the conversation started.

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