Dental One Associates of Cross Keys
2 Village Square, Suite 250, Baltimore, MD 21210

Discovering the Link Between Professional Teeth Cleaning and Optimal Health

Dental Hygiene

According to recently revealed findings, not only does a professional teeth cleaning by a qualified dental hygienist offer an amazingly fresh feeling and stunning smile, it may also provide you with a better chance of staving off strokes and heart attacks. This underscores the essential nature of scheduling regular visits to your dental hygienist and dentist in Baltimore and sticking to a solid dental care routine at home.

A recent research study suggests that patients who have professional scaling procedures, in which the gums and teeth are thoroughly cleaned by a dental hygienist, may enjoy upwards of a 24% drop in their risk of heart attack as compared to those who have not undergone a professional teeth cleaning. According to lead researcher Zu-Yin Chen, M.D., the patients receiving the teeth cleanings also saw a 13% decrease in their risk of stroke.

In this study, researchers at Taipei, Taiwan’s Veterans General Hospital reviewed records of nearly 100,000 patients. Half of this pool had received no less than one teeth cleaning procedure, while the other half had not had even one. These patients were then followed for seven years, noting any stroke or heart attack events occurring during that time period.

Ralph Sacco, M.D., past president of the American Heart Association, believes this study provides further support for the proposition that regular teeth cleanings in addition to daily brushing and flossing really can lead to improved heart health and lower risk of stroke.

It has been understood for quite some time that gum disease produces dangerous bacteria and plaque build-up that can lead to artery hardening and stroke. Professional teeth cleaning helps eliminate the elements that pose an ongoing risk of inflammation and infection that can cause problems in areas of the body well beyond the mouth.

While the Taiwanese study did not take into account additional factors such as smoking, weight, and demographic makeup, Dr. Sacco suggests that it could be that those who follow proper oral care routines and schedule regular visits with their dentist also eat a healthier diet and try to stay physically fit.

If you are interested in leading a smarter, more health-conscious life, there is no better time to make an appointment with a dentist in Baltimore and have a professional cleaning by a skilled dental hygienist.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Cross Keys, 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 Cross Keys.

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I’ve never liked going to the dentist since I was a child because of my sensitive teeth. Came across Dental One Associates of Cross Keys and it has been my best experience to date. From the […]
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On time. Everything done in a timely, friendly manner.
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I am always taken good care of by Jamillah, my dental hygienist. She is professional and a nice person who genuinely is concerned about the health of my teeth and gums.
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the patience of the staff and willingness to explain everything to me.
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I have been going to Dental One Cross Keys for 20 + years. The staff is courteous and professional. My dentist name is Barbara. I think she is the best.
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Excellent care. Very helpful staff and dentists who are very skilled in patient care.
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Problem was diagnosed and I was referred on to next steps. I asked plenty of questions and they were answered. I also appreciated that the office slipped me in, as my problem was acute and it seemed […]
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I have been a patient for years. I have not had a problem with scheduling an appointment. The staff is always friendly and always professional. I have referred others because of the great service […]
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The wait time was very short. The staff was pleasant and professional. From Tyest, at the Front Desk, Jamillah, my hygienist, who was gentle and gave me helpful information, to the ladies at […]
Shirley M.
Barbara is excellent – I look forward to getting my teeth really cleaned!
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Great people. Little wait time. Educated me on the health of my teeth with the how’s, why’s, and alternatives.
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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