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.

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Patient Reviews
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.
My experiences at Dental One in Annapolis have always been exemplary .The friendliness of the staff (Maxine especially) and the dentists, specialists, and technicians make it a joy to visit (I […]
David I.
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.
The staff was overwhelmingly kind and friend, the treatment was capable and prompt, and I left with a positive feeling!
Matthew M.
Best Dentist in the World–Dr. Val! Warm, friendly and efficient office staff. Extremely positive experience from my first and the quick appointment I was given for my dental problem.
Rebecca R.
Very friendly and professional.
Edward H.
This is the best, most professional, and friendliest dental practice I have ever used.
Gail R.
Very professional
Milagros M.
Dr. Khleif was amazing. I was told I needed an operation by my dentist, Dr. Bjorklund, and he was able to fit me into his schedule with no problem. He was kind and explained the procedure so I knew […]
Kaitlin B.
Jenny Smith is amazing, Dr B is amazing. Pam rocks. I like that you get to sit down & check out instead of standing at a counter waiting.
Glenda B.
Ive been using Dental one for the last few years and they are great. Nice, professional, easy to get an appointment. Every thing you could want in a dental office.
Jason W.
My dentist knew I have a lot of anxiety and he took his time, explained everything before hand and didn’t get upset with me.
Tina C.
On time and great service
Lyle F.
Staff is very informative and polite.
Fontella B.
Cheryl and Dr. Val are the best….for 20 years or more excellent caretakers….
Steven M.
Cheryl, Dr Val, Dr Khlief
Adrienne S.
Quick efficient service.
David D.
Dr. Sagafi and her staff are absolutely the best. This is my 2nd time in orthodontics and the experience has been wonderful. Of course, I want out of these braces as soon as possible, but at least […]
Eric D.
professional, friendly courteoous service
Michael H.
Everyone I have dealt with in this practice has been very professional and friendly. I used to hate going to the dentist but I have had nothing but good experiences with your practice.
Helen B.
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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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