Dental One Associates of Kennesaw
2616 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Dental Care is a Team Effort

Dental Hygiene

It is an unfortunate fact that many people skip routine visits to the dentist. Tooth decay is the second most common health condition in the United States and it’s no wonder, considering a visit to the dentist is often delayed because people don’t have insurance, can’t find an affordable dentist, or live in fear of dentists in general. Whatever the reason, it’s not a good excuse. Even the most diligent brushers and flossers need to see their dentist regularly for a professional teeth cleaning. Some bacteria can’t be removed by at-home dental care. Your oral health is a team effort between you, your dentist, and your dental hygienist.

With such a large number of people skipping out on their dental visits, it’s hard know just how often you should be heading to the dentist yourself. But, most experts say the minimum standard is twice per year—about once every six months.  Some individuals may be more prone to tartar build-up or susceptible to gum disease, making an extra visit or two necessary. Your dentist can make recommendations specific to your needs for how often your dental hygienist should perform a teeth cleaning.

Why do you need to visit the dentist twice a year for a teeth cleaning?

The rationale behind frequent visits is quite reasonable, and may even leave you a bit astonished if trips to the dentist haven’t been a priority. Just a mere 24 hours following a professional teeth cleaning, the bacteria that the dental hygienist removed already begin to re-colonize in an attempt to harm your oral health. 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 a routine rinsing with mouthwash is to keep excessive amounts of bacteria from building up. Some plaque will inevitably build up, and that is when you must have your dental hygienist perform a teeth cleaning. At about the six-month mark, bacteria that can’t be reached by your at-home efforts will need to be removed professionally, before it calcifies. Missing that six-month mark can lead you to experience an unpleasant dental care visit of intense scraping or, worse, news that you have developed tooth decay or gingivitis.

A teeth cleaning may be a primary aspect of a dental appointment, but it is not the only reason to visit the dentist. Your dentist and dental hygienist can help you detect early signs of tooth decay and gum disease. The sooner conditions like these are diagnosed, the greater the possibility for effective treatment.

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 Kennesaw, call Dental One Associates of Kennesaw today at (404) 381-1480 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Excellent service and staff.
Mary A.
Wonderful staff! Very pleasant appointment.
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Dental One Kennesaw currently has a great team: Dr. Craig Smith, expert hygienist LauraJean Forbes, gifted dental assistants Stacy and Daniel. I was […]
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I had a great time at my appointment. Always make me feel comfortable.
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The facility is clean, people are friendly.
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Prompt professional and courteous service
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The health of my teeth is much better now that I am having regular check ups. I now have a bridge and cavities have been filled. I feel more […]
Richard W.
I had a dental emergency and the dentist I normally go to would not fit me in last minute. I called Dental One and they were able to get me in and […]
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Our Dentist was very personable, engaging and open to answer our questions; even the children. So, thank you. You are of exceptional service and […]
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The staff was amazing, very friendly. Dr. Smith and his assistant Stacey were great. I know I made the right decision to make Dental One my place to […]
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I have high anxiety regarding dental care. Dr. Smith and Tech Daniel did a tremendous job of taking the time to explain my procedure and make sure I […]
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I am an long-time patient of Dr. Smith. It broke my heart when he left Coast Dental and I am so very happy to have located him. As usual I received […]
Nancy D.
Excellent work. I fully expected a lot of pain. but 26 hours after all the work by Dr Smith and his aid (sorry about the memory loss) I do not have […]
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BEST DENTIST AND STAFF I HAVE EVER HAD.
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A+++ courteous, professional and caring!
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Mary at front desk is very polite and cheerful. Dr smith and assistants were very informative on my consult and then my procedure was great. I felt […]
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The personnel are always friendly and helpful, the location is central and easy.
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Mary A.
I would highly recommend Dental one Kennesaw to anyone in need of a dentist. Dr. Craig Smith and his staff do a great job and make what I dread […]
Robert B.
Love Dr Smith and staff. I experienced no pain and would never consider using another dentist other than Dr. Smith. If he were to ever leave Dental […]
Lisa H.
I was very pleased with the adodonist Jeannette Jimenez I didn't have any pain during or after the root canal procedure.
Rodney U.
Everyone was very pleasant and my procedure was handled quick and efficient.
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Dr. Smith and Stacy are attuned to the patient , efficient and personable.
Marie H.
Had a great experience with Dr. Smith and his staff.
Jose R.
Very friendly staff. Very professional. The last couple of visits to my previous dentist had felt like dealing with high pressure sales force. The […]
Keith G.
I have been extremely satisfied with the services I've received with this office in the last two months. thank you to everyone that's been there in […]
Tracy W.
I really like the new Dental Hygienist. Well she's new to me since I haven't been in a while. I felt like she was very thorough unlike some of the […]
Patrice B.
Excellent patient care from front office all the way to the dentist.
Warren S.
Great!!! Mouth feels great after having temp crowns put in! Well informed what they where doing. Dr. Smith and his assistant where wonderful!
Michael Y.
Really nice and friendly. Best dentist I've ever been to.
Jessica H.
Best service and staff in Georgia!
David C.
Everyone in the office is kind, and seems to know what they are doing.
Gayla G.
First time I had two tempory crowns put in at same time. DR Smith was very proffresional along with his staff. Made me feel very much at ease. Thanks […]
Warren S.
The people are great and knowledgeable. I just wish the work can a little more affordable.
Terrance A.
My visit was wonderful, dentistry has become so innovative.
Kyesha S.
Dr Smith was very helpful explaining solutions for my dental problems.
Nancy W.
The staff at Kennesaw Dental One was excellent. They really know what they're doing.
Don M.
Laura Jean Tirico is the best dental hygienist around. I highly recommend her. She has been cleaning my teeth for years and I'm always completely […]
Bruce E.
Have a couple of more procedures to go, but so far, my dental work has gone as planned and the work (including an extraction) has been painless.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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