Dental One Associates of Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 410, Columbia, MD 21044

An Affordable Dentist Visit Can Reveal Clues About Your General Health


If you’re not getting the dental care you need, your health might be at risk. The link between oral health and general health is strong. A dentist can learn volumes about your body by examining your gums, teeth, and saliva. Many diseases can manifest discreetly in your mouth, and disease that starts in your mouth can also affect other parts of your body. As family dentistry professionals learn more about the connections between dental health and systemic illness, it becomes clear that keeping your dental care appointments is important.

Bacteria: The Relationship Between Overall Health and Oral Disease

Your mouth is full of bacteria. When you habitually skip brushing or flossing, plaque buildup and infection eventually occur. Tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss follow. Studies have indicated that the toxins produced by oral bacteria and the associated inflammation of periodontitis may play a role in the development of some serious diseases. Reduced saliva flow because of certain medications or medical conditions can also negatively impact your health. Normally, saliva washes away food particles and neutralizes the decay-causing acids produced by bacteria. If you don’t produce enough saliva, bacterial overgrowth may occur and lead to infection.

Beyond Family Dentistry: The Link between Poor Oral Health and Systemic Diseases

Family dentistry professionals are often the first ones to notice signs and symptoms of a systemic disease, and some of these are serious or even fatal. The following conditions are all associated with oral health problems:

Cardiovascular disease with associated heart attacks and strokes
Endocarditis spread through oral infection
Sjogren’s syndrome
Oral lesions suggesting HIV and AIDS
Alzheimer’s disease in people who experience tooth loss before age 35
Premature birth and low birth weight
Diabetes with associated gum disease contributing to poor glucose control

Adopt Exemplary Dental Care Habits and Visit an Affordable Dentist

You can improve your oral health by flossing daily, brushing twice each day, eating healthy foods, and avoiding tobacco. Most importantly, form a good relationship with an affordable dentist, so you can stay on top of both your dental health and your medical well-being.
To learn about our family dentistry practice in Columbia, call Dental One Associates of Columbia today at (410) 346-2350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Columbia. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Columbia, 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 Columbia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The customer service is very friendly and informative. The dental professionals are very understanding, accommodating and comforting.
April C.
The staff, from the frontdesk to the dentists, periodontists, hygenists are very courteous, very friendly, gentle and contributed in significant ways in making my experience different from the […]
Nkilika I.
Every member of Dr. Wright’s team is just outstanding and they really understand the anxiety around visiting your favorite dentist. Great customer awareness and care, I always leave there smiling. […]
Lou K.
Another great visit @ Dental One. Kudos to my dental hygienist Maxine for her being so good at what she does. She has a clear passion for patient care and well-being, and really enjoys her job. She […]
Jeffrey K.
Good servjce..
Eugene M.
The dental hygienist was very good
Michael H.
Nice dentist and assistants
Devi S.
very thorough dental work
Stephen B.
The hygentist I had was excellent and Dr Wright is excellent as well
Margaret M.
Quick, friendly, professional
Andrew S.
Clean office friendly knowledgeable staff.
Adam S.
I loved my dental hygienist. She seems to take extra care of keeping my mouth clean and wiping out from under the games even though it is slightly uncomfortable and she makes me laugh a bit.
Joshua R.
My experience with Dental One has been excellent.
Chassie W.
Professional and caring staff; I have been coming to the practice for over 20 years.
Ronald F.
I have been with Dental One for probably 40 years and always received excellent service. I have suggested this practice to many people.
Elaine C.
I think Dr. Pak is a special person & has a great rapport with his patients
Charl W.
DeeAnn is a very good hygienist, very caring
Yasmin H.
Quick direct service.
Dennis A.
Very professional and congenial service. I really appreciated.
Patricia R.
Great office staff. Extremely efficient, helpful and caring. Excellent patient care Mary W
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 346-2350
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