Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for our team? We’d love to help! Below are some common questions that we get in our office along with their respective answers. If you have any additional questions that we can help with, feel free to give our office a call or send us a message, and we’ll be glad to assist you as soon as we can.

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How often should I get a dental check-up?

Most patients only need to visit our office twice per year for routine cleanings and exams. If you have periodontal disease or may soon develop periodontal disease without prompt intervention, Dr. Cheong will likely advise you to schedule three or four annual dental visits.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Gum disease symptoms can include red, puffy, or sensitive gums as well as gum bleeding and chronic bad breath. Scheduling a visit with a highly qualified dentist as soon as possible can help restore your gums and reduce or treat these symptoms.

Are dental X-rays safe?

Sometimes patients are concerned about dental X-rays due to radiation exposure. Our team utilizes digital X-rays, which emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-ray machines of the past. The benefits of receiving routine dental X-rays far outweigh an/contacty potential downsides.

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

While over-the-counter teeth whitening options are not always guaranteed to work, professional teeth whitening treatments can help you achieve the bright, beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our office provides KoR teeth whitening, which can lighten teeth up to 16 shades brighter!

How can I avoid cavities?

The best way to avoid cavities is to invest in preventive dental care as much as possible. Routine cleanings, as well as additional preventive treatments like fluoride treatments and dental sealants, can be very beneficial. An excellent at-home oral care routine is also crucial.

What if I don’t know what services I need?

If it’s been a while since you’ve seen a Bellevue dentist and you aren’t sure what your smile needs, our team at Bellevue Dental Oasis would be happy to help. Schedule a routine visit with our office today, and Dr. Cheong will assess your smile and create a custom treatment plan just for you.

Do you offer sedation dentistry?

Dental sedation can be very helpful, especially for those who experience dental anxiety and want a way to relax during a lengthy restorative treatment. Our practice offers oral conscious sedation, which puts the patient into a deep state of relaxation for the duration of their dental treatment.

Can I make a same-day appointment?

Bellevue Dental Oasis offers same-day emergency dental appointments for situations that can’t wait until your next scheduled visit. Just give our office a call, and we can assess the situation over the phone and begin preparing a treatment room so that we can assist you immediately upon your arrival.

What are my payment options?

Our office accepts debit and credit cards, in and out-of-network dental insurance, and FSAs and HSAs. For specific financial questions and concerns, we recommend visiting our financial page or contacting our friendly front office team directly for assistance.

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