Preventative Dentistry

Routine Teeth Cleaning & More

We know that going to the dentist is most likely not on your list of favorite things, but preventative dentistry is truly the best way to maintain excellent oral health and a sparkling smile. In addition to keeping your pearly whites clean, regular dental check ups help preserve your natural teeth as long as possible ‒ and save money by identifying any issues early. Don’t make the mistake of waiting to schedule a dental appointment until you think something is wrong.

During your visit, our experienced dental hygienists and dentists are happy to answer any questions you may have about your oral health so you can smile with confidence. Our preventative dentistry services include:

  • Teeth cleaning
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Dental sealants
  • Laser treatments

Ashby Dental in Elmwood


Ashby Dental in Elmwood
2507 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 549-0133

Mon – Thu 8am to 4pm
Fridays 8am to 1pm

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are an addition to the periodontal treatments received at POD. These treatments promote quicker healing of inflammation in the gums, and are minimally invasive.

The treatment is completed with a fine-tipped instrument that is placed into the pocket.

Laser Bacterial reduction

During laser bacterial reduction, dental soft tissue lasers are used to destroy harmful bacteria in the oral cavity that cause inflammation and periodontal pocketing.

Best used during:

  • Prophys/normal cleanings
  • Periodontal Maintenance
  • Scaling and root planing/Perio Therapy

Laser Degranulation

Treats areas of significant inflammation and diseased tissue. With the goal of reducing pocket measurements, this procedure removes necrotic tissue from the sulcus and stimulates healthy tissue to reform.

Best used during:

  • Perio therapy

Aphthous Ulcers

Therapy for treating and reducing the recurrence of painful aphthous ulcers, commonly known as canker sores. This treatment allows for faster healing and rapid relief from discomfort and improving overall quality of life.

Best used for:

  • Aphthous ulcers
  • Oral ulcers
Dentist Review
“Dr. Whitley and her staff were the most pleasant dentistry team I’ve ever worked with.”
Nahal G.
“I’ve never had to wait, everything is run on time and every detail greatly organized.”
Amanda J.
“Dr. Whitley is incredible with the kids, to the point where they enthusiastically look forward to appointments!”
Carolina D.
“I genuinely feel cared for and valued as a patient and couldn’t ask for anything more.”
Jeffrey P.

“Dr. Whitley and her staff are very pleasant, personable, & professional.”

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We’re here to take great care of you ‒ and your smile.