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.
Office staff is so nice and technician was kind as well – I don’t like dental visits but it helps a lot when you feel welcomed.
Jessica B.
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.
The extraction was done without complications and staff was courteous.
Darnetta T.
Barbara is excellent – I look forward to getting my teeth really cleaned!
Janet H.
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.
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.
Adrienne E.
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.
Jamillah was my hygienist, her skill level and thoroughness made me feel confident that my teeth and gums were being taken care of properly. She listened to what I had to say about the condition of […]
Sue F.
Pleasant and efficient environment. Barbara is the best!!
Margaret O.
Hygienists were great, dentist made everything easy to understand and was very thorough
Hilary F.
On time. Everything done in a timely, friendly manner.
Dean H.
Recently moved from Philly to Baltimore and searching for a new dentist proves to be quite apprehensive. I am a quasi certified skydiver, so jumping off planes does not scare me, but laying on a […]
Hanan B.
Professional staff and comprehensive exam.
Dennis M.
I was treated very well!
David C.
Very nice personnel, good service
Lauryn C.
Great service and very professional staff.
Brenda H.
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 […]
Angela B.
Dr. Hashim and the staff are incredibly patient, knowledgeable and caring.
Nicholas J.
the patience of the staff and willingness to explain everything to me.
Sheila M.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 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 - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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