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What Benefits To Expect From a Teledentistry Visit

The global COVID-19 pandemic brought the concept of teledentistry to the forefront of many practices as a safety measure, but the idea has been around for many years. As long as there have been telephones, there have been remote “house calls.” 

With a smartphone in every pocket and a computer in every home, long-distance care has never been more simple or more sophisticated. At Brite Dental Spa in New York, New York, our team embraces technological innovations and offers teledentistry to deliver state-of-art dental care that fits your busy lifestyle. 

While some aspects of dentistry still need hands-on treatment — we can only clean your teeth or fill a cavity if your teeth are here in our office — there are many issues we can handle with a virtual visit. Here are some of the many benefits of teledentistry.

The perks of teledentistry visit

Using digital communication tools, including cell phone cameras, email, and interactive audio and video technology, teledentistry enables you to connect with us from wherever you are. Much like mobile banking and shopping, now you can add a dental check-up to your list of e-tasks you can accomplish remotely. Teledentistry comes with a lot of pluses, including:

Safety

Whether you have the sniffles or just want to steer clear of those who do, teledentistry allows you to avoid getting or passing along germs and viruses. With no waiting room and no other patients nearby, teledentistry keeps everyone safer.

Convenience

Keep your PTO and sick days for yourself and stop wasting them on dentist appointments. We can conduct a remote exam and diagnose oral health problems by reviewing your photos and video. Don’t have time for a virtual visit? Record video or take some pictures and send them to us. We’ll evaluate them when we’re in the office and let you know what we find.

Get answers

If you’re like many of our patients, you have dental questions between your regular check-up appointments. You don’t need a formal appointment, just some answers. Teledentistry takes care of that, too. A quick phone call or video chat can provide all the support you need all year long.

Monitor your mouth

Whether you’ve just had oral surgery or you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, follow-up appointments can be handled without an in-person visit. 

Relax

If going to the dentist makes you nervous, teledentistry is for you. You can relax in the comfort of your own home and kick the jitters to the curb. When you do need a face-to-face appointment, we make you completely comfortable and ease your anxiety.

How teledentistry is changing oral health

Teledentistry may make life a little easier for you, but its impact on public health at large is even more significant. Here’s how it’s changing dentistry for the masses:

Increased access

Some people face obstacles to dental care and can’t access a dentist easily, including:

Children who learn good oral hygiene early develop habits that will help them keep their teeth for a lifetime. Unfortunately for kids in low-income families, the probability of having untreated cavities is double that of kids in high-income families. Teledentistry can’t solve all the problems that lead to this disparity, but by increasing access, it allows more people to get the care they need.

Reduced costs

Each in-person dental visit requires a fresh set of gloves, masks, and gowns for your hygienist, dental assistant, and dentist, not to mention valuable clinic time. Conducting teledentistry visits whenever possible allows the practice to save money, which keeps costs down for the dentist and the patient.

Improved dental hygiene education

Understanding what constitutes good oral hygiene and why it’s important is key to healthy teeth and gums. Unfortunately, many people don’t have all the facts or have the wrong facts. With teledentistry, more people can get on board by learning the proper brushing techniques, how to spot signs of dental problems and more.

More scheduling options

As more and more dentists adopt the practice of teledentistry, they free up their clinical schedule for patients who need an in-person visit. This means that when you need a filling, a cleaning, or a wisdom tooth removed, you’re more likely to get an appointment sooner rather than later.

We’re here for you

Just because we offer teledentistry, doesn’t mean you can’t come to see us — in fact, we insist on it. We love our patients and your bright smiles, and we love partnering with you to keep them that way. 

We’re still here to care for you, whether you need a routine exam, a teeth whitening treatment, or a root canal. From dental emergencies to cosmetic treatments, you can count on our team here at Brite Dental Spa — whether it’s here in our office or online. To learn more about our teledentistry services or to schedule an appointment, call us today or use our handy online booking tool.

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