Dental Cleanings & Exams

Oak Tree Dental offers preventive care including exams, cleanings and digital X-rays to help find and treat any developing issues with your teeth and mouth. The American Dental Association, in fact, recommends twice-yearly cleanings and exams for both adults and children. New patients will usually start out with a thorough cleaning with our dental hygienist before ongoing treatment.  

Even if you have a specific or immediate dental problem, we’ll often start out with a thorough exam and X-rays to determine the extent or existence of any other disease or damage. If a patient is dealing with pain or an urgent issue, we may treat those conditions before moving on to a regular cleaning.

 

What to Expect During a Dental Exam

During a dental exam, your dentist will carefully examine your mouth, tongue, gums, teeth, bite and jaw to detect any problems. We typically also take a set of digital dental X-rays to uncover problems like decay, cavities, or other trouble spots in your teeth. We’ll look for gum disease, oral cancer and any other health issues, as well as how your bite functions and whether you have any trouble with your teeth or jaw. 

You can also expect us to ask you lots of questions about your dental and medical history, so we have a complete picture of your overall health and can determine the best treatment routes moving forward. Some medications and chronic health conditions can affect dental care, and it’s important for us to know your health situation. 

If we find gum disease, cavities or other problems, we’ll then talk with you about treatment options and ongoing care. Finally, we’ll talk about good dental hygiene and making sure you’re taking good care of your teeth on a daily basis to prevent future problems. 

 

Oral Cancer Screenings

As part of every exam, we also do an oral cancer screening, inspecting your gums, lips, mouth and throat for abnormalities. People who are at higher risk for oral cancers include tobacco users, men, those with a family history of such cancers, GERD patients, and heavy drinkers. If you are in one of those groups, it’s recommended you have an annual oral cancer screening, because early detection of oral cancers is often life-saving. 

 

Dental Cleanings

We work hard to make sure every patient is comfortable, relaxed, and pain-free during your dental cleaning. Our dental hygienists are gentle, professional and experienced. During a cleaning, we’ll remove plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, which can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and other problems when left unchecked. Plus, your teeth look whiter, cleaner and brighter after a good cleaning, thanks to the removal of any surface stains.

You can also expect your dental hygienist to talk about good at-home hygiene with you, and to demonstrate good brushing and flossing techniques to keep your mouth healthy. They may also spot tooth problems as they develop, allowing you to get them treated early with the help of our dentists.

For children, we have pediatric cleanings and exams that focus on comfort, calmness and friendliness. It’s important to us that children learn good dental habits early, to help prevent more serious problems as adults. We never want your child to be afraid of the dentist, so we make sure pediatric dentistry appointments are relaxed and fun. 

If it’s been too long since you had a cleaning or exam, we welcome new and returning patients at any time. We encourage you to contact us for an appointment for yourself or your child.

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Arline Thomas
Arline Thomas
21:58 15 Jan 20
Tina M
Tina M
01:08 13 Jan 20
Len Hirschi
Len Hirschi
17:46 21 Dec 19
Connie is a great dental hygienist! Very good at what she does and upbeat as is the entire staff. The new doctors are personable and professional. The office has implemented a good plan of paying a small fee every month that makes payment of treatment much easier and there is discount included. I am happy with Oak Tree Dental and the entire staff. John and Patty Blount did a great job finding good people to continue with their business.
trina grady
trina grady
23:40 19 Dec 19
Warm, caring dentists and extremely talented! I had a dental emergency and they were the only dentist I found that was able to get me in right away. The work they did surpassed my expectations and I’m so happy I found them as my new dentist. Very comfortable office, everyone working there is kind and excellent at what they do. I am very picky and happy I found this place!
Missy Danneberg
Missy Danneberg
18:33 18 Dec 19
Connie is the best! Gentle but gets my teeth clean.
Matt Hadley
Matt Hadley
20:20 11 Dec 19
m Carbo
m Carbo
23:33 04 Dec 19
John Sayage
John Sayage
15:15 03 Dec 19
Ever since I decided to start going to see Dr Shehadeh at Oak Tree, my gums have been healthier and my teeth have never been cleaner. Other dentists never took quite the same care and I can tell the difference. Come here and don’t look back.
Anne Barron
Anne Barron
21:28 13 Nov 19
Patrick Pennington
Patrick Pennington
15:34 06 Nov 19
Natasha Dallin
Natasha Dallin
02:34 06 Nov 19
Lynette Moss
Lynette Moss
21:28 08 Oct 19
Great dental office; wonderful, thoughtful, knowledgeable and skilled dentists.
JeanEmma Bova
JeanEmma Bova
01:05 03 Oct 19
Such caring and attentive dentists! They explain everything step by step and make you feel comfortable. Highly recommend this practice!
alessandra sanguinetti
alessandra sanguinetti
20:36 26 Sep 19
larry marchesi
larry marchesi
14:19 15 Aug 19
the husband/wife team at oak tree dental took over for a dentist i had for 25 yrs, and liked a lot. i ve been to oak tree twice now and am very satisfied. friendly and professional. the work seems excellent.
John Sayage
John Sayage
19:52 22 May 19
Oak tree dental is an amazing new addition to the Sebastopol community. Dr Shehadeh took incredible care of me and I’m looking forward to returning soon.
Mocking Bird
Mocking Bird
04:26 05 Sep 18
Excellent!
Greg Thrash
Greg Thrash
17:14 28 Nov 16

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh are a husband and wife team dedicated to making Sebastopol smile. After Dr. Grados completed dental school at NYU and Dr. Shehadeh completed dental school at University of the Pacific, the two met during residency in Brooklyn and married a few years later.

After moving back to California, the two fell in love with Sebastopol and purchased their dental practice. As new Sebastopol residents, they're looking forward to enjoying the area's relaxed pace of life, providing great dental care and forming long-lasting relationships with their patients as they become part of the community.

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Address

Oak Tree Dental Sebastopol

220 Petaluma Ave., Suite D

Sebastopol, CA 95472

(707) 823-1029 

Open Hours

Monday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Friday-Sunday: Closed 

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