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Santa Monica Cosmetic Dentistry: Hale & Hale, DDS Has More Than 20 Years of Experience in Providing Prophylaxis in Santa Monica

Prophylaxis is simply a medical term for a dental cleaning. While many people skip going to the dentist twice a year, a thorough dental treatment is imperative for good dental hygiene. During your regular cleaning, accumulations of bacteria-rich food, or tartar, are removed from your teeth, along with other stains.

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Why is prophylaxis important?

Prophylaxis removes dental plaque from your teeth. Getting your teeth cleaned on a regular basis will prevent further costly, and potentially painful treatments, such as fillings, teeth extractions, crowns or root canals. Poor dental hygiene can lead to dental and gum disease. Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you may not be able to remove all of the plaque without a dental hygienist’s help.

Contact us today to schedule your prophylaxis in Santa Monica, or call 310.453.9631.

Meet our Team

Drs. Susan and Brent Hale are a husband and wife team who opened their Westside dental practice in 1987. They have been a constant favorite of entertainment and technology professionals, community leaders, newcomers to L.A., and pretty much everyone who values excellence as a standard of their dentistry.

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Dr. Susan Hale, DDS

Doctor Susan Hale is a Southern California Native. She attended UCLA followed by Northwestern Dental School in Chicago where she met Dr. Brent. Susan follows the quote of GV Black (the founder of modern dentistry and the first dean of her dental school,” The Professional has no right to be other than a continuous student.” She graduated from UCLA’s TMJ and Facial Pain Mini-Residency and Esthetic Professional’s Mini-Residency. She has a passion for her patients and giving them a beautiful healthy smile, In addition to loving her time with her family and friends, Dr. Susan enjoys running, yoga, cooking and now a little golf.

Dr. Brent Hale, DDS

Brent was born in Michigan and decided early on in life that dentistry suited his personal qualities, and would allow him to focus his career on things he truly enjoyed. He met Susan while they were both in dental school at Northwestern University. After graduating in 1985, the couple returned to Susan’s native Santa Monica to set up their dental partnership. They opened their first office in 1987.