Dr. Toni L. Henderson is a compassionate and gentle cosmetic dentist in the Santa Monica and Beverly Hills area. Dr. Henderson believes a nice smile brightens up your entire face, shows confidence, and increases self-esteem. She takes pride in the fact that many patients tell her their treatments were painless, which is the result of a calm, skilled, and caring hand. An Ivy League-educated dentist specializing in a variety of dental care options, Dr. Henderson invites you to find out a bit more about her background and her practice. A healthier, happier smile is available right here in Beverly Hills!
Toni Henderson, D.D.S., was born in Chicago and raised in Gary, Indiana. Dr. Henderson began wearing braces at age 13, and from then on, she knew she wanted to be a dentist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Henderson is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She attended dental school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, the first and oldest American dental school, and completed her general practice residency at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. Moving to Los Angeles in 1997, Dr. Henderson began practicing dentistry in Beverly Hills the following year. Her memberships include:
In her spare time, Dr. Henderson enjoys cycling, yoga, and weight training.
Dr. Toni L. Henderson firmly believes that you can't have a beautiful smile unless you have a healthy one. That's why she has a comprehensive array of treatments and dental options available right here at her practice in Los Angeles to keep your teeth healthy and clean, including professional teeth cleanings, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants.
Dr. Toni Henderson is focused on providing information and education to her patients so they will know the proper way to care for their oral health and avoid problems in the future. The following is an excerpt from a newsletter written by Dr. Henderson:
Dr. Toni L. Henderson explains one of the most common causes of damage to teeth:
"Before you can have a beautiful smile, you must first have a healthy smile. A healthy smile is one without dental disease. The two major dental diseases are tooth decay and gum (periodontal) disease. Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth enamel. Most of us refer to this as a cavity. What causes tooth decay? Plaque! Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that constantly accumulates on our teeth. This bacteria will feed on the carbohydrates (sugar and starch) that we consume and as a result, produce an acid that can break down tooth enamel.
"To reduce decay, you have to eliminate the plaque from your teeth. This is done by brushing and flossing. You should brush two to three times each day with a soft bristled tooth brush that is in good condition. Make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride and has the ADA seal of approval on it. You should floss at least once a day. Flossing cleans in-between your teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach.
"If plaque is allowed to remain on your teeth for a period of time (a few days) it will harden and turn into tartar, which cannot be removed by a toothbrush. Tartar has to be scraped off, and yes, sometimes chiseled off, by a dentist or hygienist. Therefore, in addition to daily brushing and flossing, you should have your teeth cleaned professionally at least every six months.
"Every six months, or twice a year, you should visit your dentist. During your visits, we will clean your teeth and visually examine them for any decay. Routinely, we will take radiographs (x-rays) which will show us any decay in between your teeth. For back teeth which are free of decay, sealants can be placed on the biting surface to prevent plaque and bacteria from invading the pits and grooves found there.
"If decay is diagnosed, it is best to treat it as early as possible (with a filling) because untreated decay will continue to spread destroying your tooth/teeth. This destruction will lead to sensitivity, pain, tooth breakage, and tooth loss which will then require more extensive dental treatment such as root canals, crowns, and extractions.
"If you haven't seen your dentist in the last six months, make an appointment today.
I brush and floss my teeth each and every night before I go to bed!"
--Dr. Toni L. Henderson
As a cosmetic and general dentist serving Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and surrounding areas, Dr. Toni L. Henderson offers dental care in a comfortable, inviting facility. Dr. Henderson has been in this particular office for a number of years, and has been able to establish a very nice home for her patients. She has the personality and skills necessary to ease the anxieties of patients receiving various types of dental treatment. Proud to be an African-American dentist, Dr. Henderson caters to the needs of a diverse group of patients from all walks of life. Dr. Henderson's office, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, is truly a pleasing environment, filled with a professional, caring, and welcoming staff.
Dr. Henderson knows that many patients are nervous about dental treatment and fear going to the dentist. Due to fear, many people live in pain and tend to let their condition worsen by putting dental visits off. This delay in treatment not only increases the amount of treatment necessary, it also increases the cost. Dr. Henderson strives to make you as comfortable as possible during your visit.
For very complicated procedures and cases requiring complex treatment, Dr. Henderson works with a team of specialists within walking distance of her office in Beverly Hills. This enables her to provide full mouth rehabilitation and complete restorative treatment in all phases of dentistry without ever leaving the area. Dr. Henderson consults and coordinates with this team of specialists in order to make the best decisions possible in your care.
Dental treatment is an excellent investment in one's well being and Dr. Henderson believes dental care should be available to anyone who needs it. We believe finances should not be an obstacle, so Dr. Henderson aims to make your dental health affordable. With that in mind, we offer the following payment options:
The office of Dr. Toni L. Henderson accepts most dental plans, and we will process the insurance claim for you. Dr. Henderson is a preferred provider for United Concordia Insurance and a Premiere provider for Delta Dental® Insurance. Members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) are covered under Delta Dental® insurance.
Dr. Toni L. Henderson is always accepting new patients and we welcome people of all ages to our practice. If you are searching for a cosmetic dentist in the Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Hollywood region, look no further than Dr. Toni Henderson! Contact our general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry office today to schedule an appointment.
To schedule an appointment with our expert cosmetic dentist in the Santa Monica and Beverly Hills area, contact Dr. Toni L. Henderson by using the form below.
Dr. Toni L. Henderson
436 North Roxbury, STE 104
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Ph: (310) 246-1068
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