Dental One Associates of Marietta
1275 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 10, Marietta, GA 30067

Skipping Professional Teeth Cleaning Can Destroy Your Oral Health

Dental Hygiene

Skipping the dentist and routine teeth cleaning is a popular habit, but as mom always said, “just because it’s popular, doesn’t make it right.” Tooth decay and gum disease are highly preventable, but maintaining good oral health is not a job you can do all by yourself. Bacteria can live on your teeth and gums even if you are an avid brusher. Removal of this build-up of bacteria requires a professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist. It’s easy to want to skip visits to the dentist—no insurance, difficulty finding an affordable dentist, and dental phobias make for good excuses. However, with 90 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 being affected by tooth decay, it’s time to stop making excuses and get to a dentist in Marietta for the sake of your oral health.

Why do you need a teeth cleaning twice a year?

The reason for regular dental visits is logical. Just 24 hours after having a professional teeth cleaning, the bacteria that the dental hygienist removed already begin re-colonizing. With facts like that, it’s easy to see why proper dental care is a team effort. Neither you, nor your dentist and dental hygienist, can keep your mouth, teeth, and gums maximally healthy alone. The recommendation for twice-daily brushing, once-daily flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash is to keep excessive amounts of bacteria from building up.

However, some plaque will inevitably build up, and that is when you must have your dental hygienist perform a professional teeth cleaning. At about the six-month mark, bacteria that can’t be reached by your at-home dental care efforts will need to be removed professionally, before it calcifies. Missing that six-month appointment can lead to a teeth cleaning with intense scraping or, even worse, news that you have tooth decay or gingivitis.

Although a teeth cleaning is a primary aspect of a dental appointment, it is not the only reason to visit a dentist in Marietta. Your dentist and dental hygienist can also detect early signs of tooth decay and gum disease.

The earlier these kinds of conditions are detected, the greater the possibility for effective treatment. So, the next time you consider skipping a routine visit to the dentist for a teeth cleaning, think again—the health of your smile depends on it.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Marietta, call Dental One Associates of Marietta today at (678) 831-2945 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Marietta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Marietta, 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 Marietta.

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Patient Reviews
Jozett is marvelous!
Carla B.
very accomodating as usual. good group!
Thomas K.
Great staff and Dr Randell was great! My dental procedure went smooth with no pain (root canal).
Shannon M.
As always superb service and craftsmanship by all.
Robert M.
Courteous, professional, friendly staff. Did not have a moment where I felt uncomfortable.
Jillian K.
I came in for a deep cleaning/scaling. The doctor (Dr. Johnson) assisted with any questions that I had, numbed my gums to prepare for the pain. The […]
Terin B.
Very good experience there! Very thorough cleaning & exam....everyone is very friendly and helpful!
Claudia S.
At first I was a little nervous because my insurance wasn't verified. I reschedule my last appointment because of the same thing and was told when I […]
Akeeya S.
Very satisfied with Dental One Associates.
David M.
The young lady names Tanisha ( hopefully the spelling is close) was very prompt in taking me back for my appointment. She had the task of replacing […]
Barbara B.
The staff is very courteous, professional and gentle. Dr. Nguyen has worked on two crowns and a cavity with great bedside manner and skill.
Libby M.
Jozett and Dr. Meyerson are amazingly talented, brilliant in their profession & take their time to be kind and gentle. I'm so grateful to have found […]
Pam A.
I felt really nervous going in but the assistant was very nice. The x-rays were painless except for a few but she added a piece of gauze which […]
Crystalin T.
Very professional and kind people.
Vickye P.
great service and great people!!!!!
Corie B.
Dr Carden is the best!
Robert B.
Dr. Carden and Shiela are great.
Robert W.
The staff is very kind. Dr. Randall is thorough.
Demond M.
Staff was very friendly
Stephon T.
Very professional and personable at the same time.
Panayiotis M.
Very simple and easy for a root canal, I was expecting a long time to be there and was not at all in and out within an hour
Cindy F.
ALWAYS PLEASURE TO BE IN YOUR OFFICE
Svetlana P.
Friendly staff and Dr. Johnson is great!
Kimberly R.
Service was great!
Rhonda W.
About as pleasant of an experience as a trip to the Dentist can be. Only feedback is that when I confirm with you via you text message, please don't […]
Chad M.
I really like the staff at Dental one , I just wish the prices were a little lower....
Helen A.
I spent 4.5 hours there yesterday and everyone involved in my care was very caring and concerned about how I was doing the entire appointment.
Vickye P.
good visit.
Keith H.
Jozette rocks!
Carla B.
good hygienist and dentist
Demetrius L.
Great Job!!!!
Corie B.
This visit was for a cleaning. Alisa was my new dental hygienist and she did a great job.
James R.
Great staff and love their work
Kiara W.
As always my trip to the Dentist was pleasant and totally non stressful.
Michael T.
They were very quick and made it completely painless. I love my dentist. He is very nice, helpful and good at his job. They weren't trying to sell me […]
Megan W.
Staff is pleasant, appointments are typically convenient to my work schedule, and dental plans are created specific to your personal dental needs […]
Teresa B.
enjoyed the services and the folks as usual. been a patient for over 20 years.
Arthur G.
I was annoyed that my hygienist was no longer there and I waited longer than usual. Andrea was superb though. Dr. Carden is pretty amazing, too.
Kyshia C.
I was nervous about having two tooth pulled and DR. Choy was awesome putting me at ease all during the procedure.
Joann A.
Every person I have dealt with at this office has treated me with care and concern. They are professionals in every way. I feel as though they are […]
David F.
Great experience, very informative throughout the process of my root canal. Very patient but quick. Little to no waiting.
Destiny W.
Great servuce
David M.
Great customer service and the doctor really did well by explaining everything I needed to know.
Beatrice K.
Very good experience!
Anonymous
I had Dr. Nguyen as my dentist and he is fantastic! His workers were also so sweet! The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is great! I am going […]
Amira M.
Jozett is awesome. Very professional and knows her craft.
Terry V.
I searched for years to find a dentist I was comfortable with and four years ago I found it in Dr. Carden. He has made my numerous visits as painless […]
Keisha L.
As usual. a very good experience.
Brenda S.
they took time to educate me on my condition and they were very pleasant . i found a dental office that i would keep.
Lyndeshia P.
I am so glad to have found Dental One Associates they are the most friendly group of people I have ever met. And the work they do on you they make […]
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  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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