Dorothy Y. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)
I chose this clinic after looking on yelp. For some reason I thought there were multiple dentists but there’s only one, Dr. Le. FYI their clinic is on the second floor. You have to walk up stairs to get there, no elevator. I arrived a little earlier than my appointment and was brought in a few minutes after my appointment time. There’s a total of three dental seats. They have the end of the counter for me to put my stuff. It’s wide and next to the computer. When I was seated the assistant asked me when was my last dental checkup, any problems with my teeth, and any specific reason I’m here today. The hygienist, Helen, and Dr. Le asked me the same questions when they saw me too. Then I was asked to rinse my mouth. The assistant took 6 x-rays as a follow up. I think this is the first dentist I’ve been to that does this at the biannual checkup. I saw Dr. Le first and she pointed out a chipped tooth. Not sure if it happened recently or other dentists never pointed out out but I appreciate she did. She also explained my specific tooth sensitivity is because of naturally deeper ridges. She did not recommend getting fillings for either, because the holes are too small and adding filling would require making the hole bigger. All three of these points were never mentioned by my previous dentists. As Dr. Le was scraping and poking around at each tooth she would mention things for the hygienist to make note of and pay attention to when cleaning my teeth. Hygienist Helen time. She checked the gum depth with this pointy thing. She did it to have a record and future reference. This is the first time I’ve ever had this measurement. I appreciate she let me have a swallow break every few teeth. The assistant would write down the measurement for each tooth. Forgot before or after gum depth measurement but Helen asked me if I cleaned under my bridge. I’ve never heard of a dentist mention that to me. She taught me how to carefully floss the gums underneath. It was a completely new phenomenon to me. Thanks so much for teaching this!! She was patient and let me ask all the questions I want. Then she started cleaning my teeth with the water gun thing. It did not hurt at all and no water seeped down my throat even without having an assistant chase the water gun during the procedure. My gums felt a little numb afterwards but doesn’t bother me. One thing to complain was how water got on my face. I thought it was bad but my glasses proved it wasn’t. Also everything dried out by the time she was done. They also had this vacuum machine thing above my head to suck up aerosol from my mouth during the cleaning. Instead of having a large light, the dentist and hygienist both had little head lights on their foreheads. I like how this is less bothersome to my eyes. Helen flossed my teeth after cleaning with the water gun. I’ve never had a dentist/hygienist floss me. I can’t tell if this is good or bad but I appreciate it. Then she polished my teeth. Afterwards she gave me a mirror to check if everything is ok (thanks because I had to rinse more because there was polish between my teeth). Super glad and impressed the tartar was cleaned off my bridge. I thought it was a lost cause when previous dentist/hygienists didn’t clean it much. Then Helen recapped the observations and discussions from today. I got the chance to ask more questions and she was glad to answer. Again I’ve never been to a dentist that would take the extra step doing all this. I got a goodie bag at the end with toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental floss. When I left I also saw how they wiped and sprayed everything in the area. Good good. Almost every step amazed me here. I left happy and look forward to going again.