A healthy mouth means a healthy body!

Our dental experts focus on providing the highest quality cleanings to keep your mouth healthy and reduce the probability of gum disease.

Give us a call (or email) if you:

  • Have been referred by a general dentist
  • Have not had a cleaning in the last 6 months
  • Have bad breath
  • Have yellow teeth or plaque build up
  • Experience red, itchy, or inflamed gums
  • Bleed when you brush your teeth


The buildup of bacteria in your mouth is called plaque. When you don’t remove the plaque from regular brushing and flossing it turns into “tarter,” a hardened substance that cannot be removed from regular brushing and flossing. Overtime this tarter builds up and compromises the health of your gums, leading to gum disease.

When you receive a cleaning at Silver Spring Periodontics we will professionally remove any tarter build up, allowing you to enjoy your healthy mouth and gums.


Does my insurance cover cleanings at this office?

Many insurances cover cleanings for the prevention of gum disease. Coverage varies depending on your plan and provider. Please feel free to contact our office at 301-681-4812 with your plan and provider so that we can give you a more detailed estimate on coverage.

How long does an appointment take?

Appointment times vary based on the health of your mouth. Your initial appointment will usually take around 45 minutes, and subsequent cleanings will usually range from 60-90 minutes.

How frequently should I get cleanings?

We recommend cleanings every 6 months for patients with a healthy mouth, and every 3-4 months for patients who have symptoms of gum disease.


  • Boost Your Self Esteem and Confidence: Decayed teeth and gum disease are commonly associated with yellow unhealthy looking teeth and BAD BREATH
  • Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease: There is an undeniable correlation between the association of gum disease and heart disease. Take care of your heart by taking care of your gums!
  • Preserve Your Memory: Adults with gum disease performed worse on memory tests and other cognitive skills compared to those with healthy gums.
  • Reduce Your Risks of Infection and Inflammation in Your Body: Bad oral health has been linked with developing infection / diseases in other parts of your body
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