General Dentistry located in Bala Cynwyd, PA
Dentists say you should visit their office every six months to stay up-to-date with your oral health and detect any potential issues. Whether you require a dental exam, teeth cleaning, or want your teeth whitened, our team here at Oasis Dental Team PC are happy to assist you. Call Oasis Dental Team PC in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, or book an appointment online to make sure you have good oral health.
Dental Exam, Cleaning & Whitening Q&A
Why do I need a dental exam?
Dental issues commonly affect people, whether they feel it or not. If certain issues are not treated in a timely manner, they can worsen over time, creating complications for your oral health. Therefore, you should visit the dentist twice a year to receive a dental exam.
The doctors here at Oasis Dental Team PC usually takes X-rays of your teeth if they do not already have recent images on hand. Either our hygienist or our doctors then make sure your teeth are cleaned and polished well. In addition to examining your gums and teeth to diagnose present oral health problems themself, they discuss any concerns you might have with your teeth.
After assessing your teeth and gums, the doctor will take time to make treatment recommendations for you depending on if she finds decay or additional oral health issues. If you have gum disease, a family history of cavities and plaque buildup, or a weakened immune system. The doctors recommend you visit our office more frequently to ensure you do not develop issues to compromise your health.
What is the difference between cleaning and whitening?
When you visit for a dental exam, you’ll almost always receive a teeth cleaning. The primary goal of teeth cleaning is to get rid of built-up plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, reducing your chances of tooth decay and gum disease.
On the other hand, teeth whitening is a cosmetic request that involves removing surface stains and discoloration to improve the appearance of your teeth.
What are the benefits of cleaning and whitening?
Our doctors and team take the time to ensure you walk out of our office with clean teeth and a treatment plan available. This cleaning provides several benefits to maintaining your oral health, such as:
- Treats and prevents gum disease
- Reduces risk of cavities
- Prevents bad breath (halitosis)
- Detects early oral cancer
Though teeth whitening doesn’t necessarily offer health benefits, it does improve your smile and can increase your confidence. You can develop tooth stains from smoking or drinking coffee, teas, and dark sodas.
To receive a dental exam, cleaning or whitening, call Oasis Dental Team PC in Bala Cynwyd or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.