Cleanings & Exams Are the Foundation for Preventing Disease and Decay
At Ericson Dental, regular teeth cleanings and exams help lower your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and other common issues. We view these appointments as an opportunity to listen to your goals and concerns and work together to improve your health and achieve a beautiful smile for life.
What to Expect: One-on-one, High Quality Care
1. Relax and Receive Friendly, Attentive Care
From the moment you step into our office, your appointment will be tailored to your individual needs and comfort level.
Our friendly staff will answer any questions about your insurance or payment options and help you relax with amenities like
- Cozy blankets
- Heated towels
- Sedation options
2. Advanced Digital X-Rays
Depending on when you last visited our office, your appointment may begin with digital x-rays. But these aren’t like any dental x-rays you’ve had before!
- Take just a few seconds
- Use hardly any radiation and are safe for the environment
- Provide a high-quality, detailed image to aid in the early detection of cavities and disease
Best of all, we’ll display your x-rays on a screen next to your chair so you can see what our doctors see! Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything.
3. Gentle Cleaning
Your dental hygienist will gently clean your teeth, removing, plaque or tartar and polishing your teeth to remove stains.
We’ll provide practical tips for taking your dental hygiene to the next level, including:
- Demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques
- The best dental tools to use at home
- Foods to avoid to limit staining and decay
We allow plenty of time to ask questions and love hearing your questions, so please never hesitate to ask!
4. Exam & Treatment Plan
Your dentist will get to know you and your dental health concerns. We’ll evaluate your teeth for decay and conduct a thorough oral cancer screening and bite analysis.
If we do notice an issue, we’ll discuss your options and together, determine exactly the right treatment plan.
You’ll leave our office with that wonderful feeling of freshly cleaned teeth and be confident in the future of your dental health.
Best experience I have ever had. Really they took care of me and I am not a fan of dentists. I have had major dental work done and the office staff and dental assistants have been fantastic! If you need a dentist I recommend Ericson Dental all the way. I love Ericson Dental and will never go to another dentist.Lisa G.
Both Dr Ericson and Dr Baer are personable, kind, and most importantly, great dentists. The office environment is very inviting, and the staff are happy to be there. Dr Ericson is the first to know and learn about new techniques, and I find that very comforting and exciting. He really wants the best for his patients! Highly recommend.Shannon C. (FEB '16)
Dr Ericson and all of his staff are amazing. He is honest and gentle... Two important qualities for a dentist! And he's personable and easy to talk to. I always see Lisa for hygiene and love her! She is thorough and also very gentle. And she's really sweet. Not to mention the office is pretty posh! Highly recommend this office!Rachel H. (Apr '16)
Wonderful office and staff. Dr. Ericson and Dr. Baer are both so professional and make your dental visit as comfortable as possible!Chris P. (Mar '16)
I have been going to Dr Ericson for a few years now. It is always a great experience. They are all very friendly and professional. Dr Ericson is phenomenal and is always eager to talk to you and find out how you are doing and what you have been doing!Alex H. (Jan '16)
I have been pleased with the care I've received at Ericson Dental this past year. The staff is pleasant, the dentists are skilled, and the equipment is first rate. I had a cavity filled about 6 weeks ago. Dr. Ericson used a new machine which numbed only the tooth, not the surrounding tissue. No more walking around with a numb jaw. Sweet!Wayne I.
Dr. Baer and the other staff at Ericson Dental are amazing. This is one of the cleanest, most professional offices I've been to. It is very clean, there is no waiting past your appointment time, everyone is friendly, and clearly this whole team knows what they're doing and have worked together for some time. I highly recommend this dental office!Ryan O. (Jan '16)
Loved it. No better place in Santa Barbara. Highly recommended!Nicole K. (Jan '16)
Very professional staff and Dr. Ericson provides a conservative approach to dental care. Always takes time to answer questions and never appears to be in a hurry.David G.
I have had nothing but great experiences at Ericson Dental. The doctors and the staff are caring and knowledgeable. They even got me in on short notice when I chipped my front tooth. Thank you Ericson Dental.Mike T. (Mar '16)
Dental health is possible when we work together!
At Ericson Dental, we get to know our patients beyond their gumline. We believe a healthy, beautiful smile can be achieved through lasting relationships and consistent, high-end care. By combining expertise with top-of-the-line technology, we deliver a level of care that’s unmatched in the Santa Barbara and Lompoc area.