Dr. Archuleta recommends the same six-month teeth cleaning schedule as the American Dental Association does. When your hygienist cleans your teeth every six months, they have the best chance of finding gum disease early and treating it promptly.
Do You Have Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a widespread problem in America, with half of all adults over age 30 having some degree. Fortunately, when your hygienist catches it in the early stage called gingivitis, gum disease is reversible.
Without treatment, gingivitis advances to periodontitis, which attacks bones and structures that hold your teeth in place. Eventually, the loss of bone leads to tooth mobility and possible tooth loss.
Six-Month Teeth Cleanings for a Healthy Smile
Routine teeth cleanings every six months at our Germantown, MD dental office are the best way to stay a step ahead of gum disease. If you have the early stages of gum disease, our hygienist will work with you to develop a treatment strategy to eliminate gingivitis.
The plan typically includes a thorough teeth cleaning and a commitment on your part to improve your brushing and flossing skills. Gum disease commonly develops due to inadequate oral hygiene, and our hygienist will be happy to demonstrate the proper technique.
At Century Dental, we also recommend six-month dental checkups with Dr. Archuleta to ensure that the rest of your mouth is also healthy. If he discovers a cavity, he can treat it while it is small and before it can damage any more of your tooth.
Schedule Your Next Dental Exam and Cleaning in Germantown
Are you due for your preventive exam and cleaning? Please call our Germantown, MD dental office to schedule so we can work together to ensure your smile stays strong and healthy.