Maintaining Good Oral Health

In most cases, if your gums and teeth are healthy, the American Dental Association recommends six-month check-ups. When there are gum problems, we will want to see you at shorter intervals, usually every three months as dictated by the nature of the bacterial infection in your mouth and following the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Periodontology. Your hygienist and Dr. Santiago will discuss this with you and will tailor a program uniquely designed to meet your needs.

We will keep track of your individual program and will send you a letter to confirm your check-up and professional cleaning about three weeks in advance. Please call our West Hartford dental office when you receive this notice to confirm the time that we have specially reserved for you. If you prefer, you can also email us at It is important to confirm your appointment, so that time reserved for you is not released.

In the event that any problems arise, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will happy to schedule an emergency appointment to take of your needs. Our emergency contact information is at the end of our message for after-hours assistance.