Dental One Associates of Annapolis
2623 Housley Road, Gateway Village, Annapolis, MD 21401

Dental Care Essentials – How Many Times Should You Have a Teeth Cleaning this Year?

Dental Hygiene

Professional teeth cleaning is important for keeping your mouth healthy. If you want to reduce your risk of periodontal disease and tooth loss, you need to have tartar deposits removed on a regular basis. Most dental insurance policies cover at least one cleaning per year, but your dental hygienist is likely to recommend scheduling a teeth cleaning every six months. The recommendation of twice-yearly cleanings is not an arbitrary one. Once you understand the rationale behind it, you’ll see why consistency is so important.

While a teeth cleaning removes the bacteria that cause plaque, it begins to re-form within 24 to 48 hours. Even if you are practicing proper dental care at home, some plaque will return before six months have passed. The longer plaque stays on your teeth, the more of it will calcify. When it reaches that stage, you won’t be able to remove the plaque yourself—it will require the special tools of a skilled dental hygienist. If you have a professional teeth cleaning twice a year, you are less likely to experience the heavy plaque buildup that could seriously affect your oral health.

An examination by your dentist or dental hygienist can also reveal early signs of problems that are much more serious than plaque. They can spot signs of oral cancer, new cavities, receding gums, and even signs of anemia or other medical problems. Since gum disease is linked to heart disease, catching it as early as possible can even lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. If you haven’t made getting a teeth cleaning a priority, it’s not too late. Schedule an appointment today with a dentist in Annapolis.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Annapolis, call Dental One Associates of Annapolis today at (410) 793-4922 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Annapolis. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Annapolis, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Annapolis.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Clean office. Great location.
Brianna S.
Love the Orthodontist department here. They are wonderful!
Michele R.
Elizabeth was wonderful, super quick and professional!@
Erin R.
Dr. Sagafi is pleasant, professional, and very friendly with my four kids. She is calm and gentle, and every visit with her is easy and happy. She’s the best.
Timothy H.
Professional and competent.
George L.
I really like Dr. Sagafi she’s very nice and makes sure I’m always comfortable
Selena S.
I lost a crown! Took me a mere 15 minutes from the bakery to Dental One. Got sympathy and a dentist to look at my situation within the hour. Sure enough, that crown was gone – and I have […]
Karen C.
CONFIDENCE THAT THE PEOPLE ARE TAKING CARE OF MY TEETH PROPERLY
Diane W.
Good service
Kenneth S.
Dr. Val and her assistant are amazing.
Heather R.
The staff here is wonderful. I haven’t had to wait after my appointment time and the Dentist is very attentive to my questions and concerns.
Robyn D.
Dr. Sagafi is the best orthodontist in the area! Very knowledgeable and experienced. She is extremely kind to everyone and makes you feel like your her only patient. Highly recommended! -Jose
Admin M.
Over the last 60 years or so that I’ve been going to the dentist, I’ve lived in 24 different places in the U.S. and overseas, and the level of care at Dental 1 is the best I’ve found.
John K.
Very professional
Milagros M.
My whole family is seen at Dental one in Annapolis . They make you feel at home and treat you like family. Will recommend any of my friends and family to Dental one Annapolis .
L J.
Very friendly and professional.
Edward H.
I love this place
Bella W.
Dr. Fooksman listens, understands, is patient, and is always trying to help come up with the best treatment plan for me. I am lucky to have him as my dentist and I trust everything he tells me and […]
Victoria C.
MY daughter is happy
Amber J.
The staff is polite and helpful. They are always busy, which I guess is a great thing
Brandi P.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 793-4922
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