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General Dentistry

Feel Confident With Routine Care

  • Detect decay early with our advanced technology
  • Small problems stay small with preventive care
  • Your smile will thrive with professional cleanings

Save Your Healthy Smile With General Dentistry in Silver Spring

You brush and floss because you want a healthy smile. However, your teeth need more than that to look their best. Regular visits to the dentist will help you maintain good oral health. Preventive care through general dentistry in Silver Spring, MD can:

  • Avoid long-term dental problems
  • Treat issues while they are still small
  • Get answers to your questions about your oral health
  • Feel confident about your teeth
  • Enjoy that fresh-from-the-dentist feeling

Call 301-328-1183 now to schedule an appointment at White Oak Dental. If you don’t have insurance, join our membership plan for savings on treatment and coverage of your preventive treatments.

Protect Your Teeth With Regular Checkups

Healthy smiles don’t just happen. You need proactive dental care, which includes visiting our practice for regular dental checkups. Our preventive care solutions help you stay ahead of dental problems before they progress. Dr. Thomas and our team offer:

  • Dental Cleanings – We’ll remove plaque and tartar with our ultrasonic cleaning technology. These cleanings reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Dental Exams – We do a thorough exam of your mouth to find potential issues in advance. We use digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, and cavity detectors.
  • Periodontal Treatment – If you have gum disease, we can treat it non-surgically with scaling and root planing.
  • Mouthguards – Get better protection for your teeth with custom mouthguards, whether you need a sports guard or a nightguard to protect against teeth grinding.

While we focus on preventing problems, we also offer comprehensive restorative services to repair your smile. You can also see us for dental emergencies. We’ll treat you as soon as possible to get you out of pain.

If you are hesitant to visit the dentist due to anxiety, we can help with that, too. Laughing gas can help you feel at ease during your appointment. You can combine that with our comfort options. You can opt for a weighted blanket, neck pillow, or gentle electrotherapy to soothe your nerves. All the while, light jazz plays in our office for a relaxing atmosphere.

Call 301-328-1183 or ​​schedule online. Count on White Oak Dental for top-quality general dentistry in Silver Spring, MD.

Common Questions About General Dentistry
What is general dentistry?

Daily oral hygiene is essential to keeping your mouth clean and healthy. But as important as brushing and flossing are, they aren’t enough on their own to protect your teeth and gums. General dentistry covers a wide range of treatments designed to help you prevent and detect dental problems, so you can keep your oral health on track.

Can I prevent cavities?

Your mouth naturally creates a film over your teeth that becomes plaque. Plaque can harden into tartar, and tartar can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. By brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day, you break the film before it can become tartar. When you visit us for regular teeth cleanings, we’ll remove tartar from any spots you missed. We can also coat your teeth with fluoride to toughen your enamel and fight tooth decay.

Why should I go to a general dentist?

Although any dentist should have the knowledge necessary to perform general dental services, most specialists focus their treatment in just one area. That’s why it’s better to visit a dental practice like White Oak Dental. We perform general dental care on a daily basis. You’ll get the best, most efficient care for your smile.