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.

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One of the gentlest and most efficient dental experiences I've had.
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Extraction went well and healing went well. 100% satisfied with procedure and the doctor and assistant.
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Barbara is always excellent.
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Love Dr Athala & Ctystal-dental hygienist extraordinaire! They make an otherwise anxiety filled visit to the dentist mire relaxing.
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Service was timely, dentist explained each step of the process. Practically pain free filling.
Valerie C.
as always wonderful. Thank you
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Very minimal discomfort. Very considerate of my well being. Very pleasant!
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I have only had good experiences with Dental One since starting there as a patient in June 2014. Hygienist Ms. Barbara was great during my most […]
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I had a wonderful experience as always.
Edrena G.
Things started out rocky, (mix up with my appt) but we worked through that and I have been very pleased with the services. Thanks for resolving the […]
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Great service and great care by doctor Winter.
Michael T.
I had a very pleasing visit. The staff is super friendly and efficient. I will definitely be coming back!
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I appreciate everyone's affability.
Jason R.
Dental One personal have always made an effort to accommodate me.
John S.
Dr Athala is awesome & the Dental hygienist are warm and friendly. The check/ billing coordinator was also friendly and helpful
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Kathleen D.
My new hygienist was amazing (Michelle) and the staff was courteous and effective in addressing my insurance issues.
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Great visit, even for a scraping. Ms. Barbara is wonderful, and I've found all the staff I've interacted with (over my 4 appts so far) to be very […]
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Dr. Phillips and my favorites and I am most satisfied.
Jacob M.
Zack's recovery is going very well!
Zachary B.
very professional direct with detail instructions I look forward to having my dental care at Cross Keys-Dental One Associates.
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Everyone is pleasant, they make sure you are taken care of, and the waiting time is short.
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I love Barbra she always does an excellent job with a great personality.
Nicole E.
Fast and a job well done.
Philip J.
It was a nice experience. Everyone was very nice and polite. I really appreciate Dr. Longley, he explain things to you and make you feel comfortable.
Sharonda E.
I am very pleased with the service and care I received.
Doug H.
Dr. Phillips and Barbara have been terrific,
Jacob M.
They were immensely helpful and friendly.
Mary J.
Dr. Bae is always the best. The office staff always recognize me by name. I always feel welcome. Great experience.
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Excellent caring doctor and supporting staff.
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Pleasant experience. The staff was very professional.
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All staff was very kind and professional.
Paul M.
I was a first time patient. I was taken back on time, and the staff we're polite and professional. I had no pain during the procedure and it was as […]
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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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  • 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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