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 Baltimore.

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 Baltimore 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’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.
Excellent patient care and professional, courteous staff.
Beverly B.
The Doctor was outstanding-staff professional, takes time to discuss financial aspect of care-display of caring for the customer very visible
James S.
Good services, good team
James G.
Barbara provided excellent service and conducted herself in a very professional manner. Always displays a pleasant and contagious personality!
Doretha J.
The staff really made me feel comfortable. The Dr. explained everything to me in laymen term the procedures.
Lannette H.
Excellent care. Very helpful staff and dentists who are very skilled in patient care.
Marshall K.
Excellent customer service as staff remain very professional. My child has autism and he is very sensorry sensitive and can be combative. The staff did all they could to make him comfortable and […]
Dorien S.
Every appointment is a positive experience.
Naiima M.
The customer service is excellent. Everyone is very courteous and Dr. Longley was very comforting and explained everything in a way that I completely understood. Dr. Longley took my concerns into […]
Deborah D.
Dental One is the best ever, I am all for professionalism and great care. The team at Dental One far exceeds my expectations and the promptness of connecting with your doctor is timeless. Almost no […]
Rosy N.
Excellent customer service. Very knowledgeable staff.
Gloria R.
Pleasant staff, professional and quick service, overall nice atmosphere
Angela P.
Very nice personnel, good service
Lauryn C.
Ease of scheduling, assistance provided by the reception area and calm, professional, understanding care provided by the dental professionals
Shirley F.
Representative at billing desk knew my account well. Billed me correctly with explanations, scheduled my appointments to meet my needs. Thorough cleaning Hygienist explained the procedure as she was […]
Brenda S.
Barbara is excellent – I look forward to getting my teeth really cleaned!
Janet H.
Excellent customer service, patient care, and communication with dentist and hygienist
Kathryn G.
I pride myself on cleanliness and your office is very clean. Even when you are speaking with the receptionist and pan behind the desk, it is clean. The team that sits up front is so professional and […]
Rosy N.
Hygienists were great, dentist made everything easy to understand and was very thorough
Hilary F.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (443) 863-6394
Fax: (410) 433-4554
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Office Hours
  • 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 - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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