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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Every appointment is a positive experience.
Naiima M.
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 front […]
Sabrina G.
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 […]
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Very nice personnel, good service
Lauryn C.
Great people. Little wait time. Educated me on the health of my teeth with the how’s, why’s, and alternatives.
Taylor C.
The staff at Dental One is amazing! I did not have my insurance information with me, so Tanika and another staff member assisted me by calling my insurance company and had me assigned to the office […]
Lisa K.
Wonderful experience as always! Barbara the hygienist is the best! Highly recommend!
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Kirss G.
Wonderful service. Receptionist Tanika was very helpful !
Brishae' D.
I have been going to Dental One for over 10 years. They are very nice to deal with, from the dentist to the receptionist. I am very happy and will continue to go there.
Jeremy R.
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 was very relieved by the friendly and helpful assistance I received at this location. I did not wait long, the staff was very friendly and even though there was only one dentist on duty at the time […]
Sherrie-Lee N.
everyone at the office are very nice .the dentist explained everything. the staff are great.i love coming to cross keys office
Esther P.
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.
The Doctor was outstanding-staff professional, takes time to discuss financial aspect of care-display of caring for the customer very visible
James S.
the patience of the staff and willingness to explain everything to me.
Sheila M.
The staff were very courteous and understanding.
Terry F.
Barbara is excellent – I look forward to getting my teeth really cleaned!
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Professional staff and comprehensive exam.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (443) 863-6394
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