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

Oral Hygiene in Baltimore, MD

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy can help you enjoy good oral health for life. With regular cleanings from our office, you can protect your smile against gum disease, tooth decay, and infection. Read on to learn more about the importance of dental hygiene.

What Does Oral Hygiene Mean?

Oral hygiene is the exercise of cleaning the teeth and gums using a variety of dental products. Practicing good hygiene at home involves using the correct toothbrush, dental floss, and other items recommended by your dentist. In addition to home care, receiving professional cleanings from a dentist is vital to your hygiene success. While brushing and flossing at home is important, it is no replacement for regular professional cleanings. Call us today to learn more about how you can improve your oral hygiene in The Village of Cross Keys.

What Are Some Good Oral Hygiene Tips?

Proper home care of your teeth can help you keep your mouth clean between dentist visits. Our dentists suggest doing the following to improve your dental hygiene:

  • At least twice daily, brush all quadrants of your teeth using a medium- or soft-bristle brush
  • Use dental floss between the teeth to remove stubborn debris
  • Try products that contain fluoride, which helps strengthen enamel
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco products
  • Avoid overindulging in sugar-laden treats and beverages
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings with our office

Practicing these habits at home can lead to a healthier smile. Give us a call if you have any questions about starting a home hygiene regimen.

Why Should I Keep My Teeth Healthy?

When you keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, it benefits your whole body. Clean teeth and gums are less likely to develop infections and inflammation, which can lead to severe medical issues. Severe gum disease has been associated with conditions like diabetes and stroke. Fortunately, it’s never too late to establish a good dental hygiene routine. Call our office today to get started.

How Can I Educate My Kids About Dental Health?

At our office, we understand that teaching children about the importance of oral hygiene in The Village of Cross Keys isn’t always an easy task. Dental checkups for children should begin at age one and continue throughout their lives. When you come in for your initial appointment, one of our dentists will assess your child’s smile for tooth decay and signs of gum disease. Your dentist can also show you techniques for making dental care more appealing to your child. Using positive reinforcement tools like tooth-friendly snacks and coloring workbooks can help make the experience fun. Call us today to learn more about oral hygiene for children.

How Can I Establish a Good Dental Care Routine?

Being dedicated to your dental health involves regular care at home. Between professional dental cleanings, brush teeth thoroughly after every meal or at least twice each day. Dental floss should be used between the teeth at least once per day, as flossing can help prevent debris from irritating the gum line. If you have questions about the proper way to brush and floss your teeth, ask one of our dentists for oral hygiene instructions. Your dentist can show you the right way to use the tools and recommend products that suit your needs.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I really liked my hygienist Jamiliah(?). (Not sure about spelling). She was professional, personable and gave me a great cleaning! The dentist was professional and nice too!
Helen M.
Great customer service
Timothy K.
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.
Debbie C.
Professional staff and comprehensive exam.
Dennis M.
On time. Everything done in a timely, friendly manner.
Dean H.
Every appointment is a positive experience.
Naiima M.
All staff were extremely professional and the exam was the most comprehensive I have ever received. Highly recommend this practice and as a new patient very pleased to have chosen this office.
D M.
The initial visit was an unusually long wait but it was worth it. The wait was explained due to an emergency visit and Dr Diorio apologized. He was very thorough in explaining the type of treatment […]
Aesha E.
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 […]
Sabrina G.
Speed of service
Kirss G.
Well run office, friendly and efficient.
Elizabeth B.
The staff was professional.
Evangeli K.
the patience of the staff and willingness to explain everything to me.
Sheila M.
Wonderful service. Receptionist Tanika was very helpful !
Brishae' D.
Great service.
John W.
I have relied on your office for many years
David C.
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.
Great customer care
Timothy K.
Pleasant staff, professional and quick service, overall nice atmosphere
Angela P.
This was my first visit to dental one but I really enjoyed the hospitality of Ms. Louise..her customer service was on point although i had to be referred to see an endodontist at another location.
Ida M.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone: (443) 863-6394
Fax: (410) 433-4554
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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