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

Oral Hygiene in Columbia, MD

Do you have a goal to achieving a clean, luminous smile? With great oral hygiene habits and regular care from a dentist, you can attain a smile that makes you proud. Read on to learn more about the importance of dental hygiene.

Oral Hygiene: What Is It?

Oral hygiene in Columbia is the process of maintaining the cleanliness of the gums and teeth through professional cleanings and at-home care. Practicing good dental hygiene habits can ward off gum disease, tooth decay, and can even freshen your breath. While brushing and flossing your teeth at home are essential components of dental hygiene, they are no replacement for a professional cleaning. If you’re ready to improve your oral health, call us now to make an appointment.

Tips for a Healthy Smile

You may be asking yourself, “What is the best way to care for my teeth at home?” If so, try these suggestions and tips from our skilled dentists:

  • After each meal or twice per day, brush teeth thoroughly with a soft- or medium-bristled toothbrush
  • Clean between the teeth using dental floss at least one time per day
  • Use oral hygiene products that list fluoride in the ingredients
  • Avoid using tobacco products
  • Limit consumption of sugary snacks and drinks
  • See a dentist regularly for cleanings

If you have questions about these oral hygiene tips or wish to make an appointment, please contact our office.

How Can I Achieve a Healthy Smile?

When it comes to protecting the health of your teeth and gums, practicing good oral hygiene in Columbia is essential. Only regular dental hygiene cleanings and checkups from a dentist can prevent dental health issues from worsening. Taking good care of your teeth benefits your entire body, reducing the risk of infection. You’ll also prevent tooth loss, enabling you to chew and speak comfortably throughout your life. If you’d like to learn more about the importance of oral hygiene, call our office today.

How Do I Teach My Children About Oral Hygiene?

At our practice, we recommend that children begin seeing a dentist at age one. However, most children aren’t ready to brush their teeth by themselves until about age six. If your child is ready to learn how to properly care for his or her teeth, your dentist can offer strategies that will help your child get off to a good start. We recommend using small rewards like stickers, tooth-friendly treats, and coloring workbooks when your child follows oral hygiene instructions. You can also offer your child these rewards after a successful dental visit.

How Can I Start a Dental Care Routine?

Many patients come to us with questions about starting an effective dental hygiene routine. The first step is to choose a toothbrush that suits your needs. The toothbrush should easily fit in each area of your mouth, allowing you to brush each corner thoroughly. After brushing your teeth, floss can be applied to the teeth to remove wayward food particles and other debris. If your dentist has suggested mouthwash, you can use the solution either before or after brushing and flossing. For more information about establishing a tooth hygiene routine, give our office a call.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE DOES EXIST!!! Not only has the staff at Dental One in Columbia MD mastered their craft. They differently have your best interest at heart. They provide total transparency […]
Claudia J.
I have been with Dr. Pahk and Maxine since 2015. Although I haven’t visit in some time, everything from waiting in the room to being seen was exactly how I want to be treated. Both Pahk and Maxine […]
Liann C.
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.
Maxine is the best!
Latonya W.
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 hygienist and dentist are always kind and knowledgeable about my dental needs.
Chanelle B.
Dee Ann is a marvelous dental assistant. I would recommend her to anyone.
Thomas S.
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.
Seema is a great hygienist at the Columbia office. Very thorough and professional.
Ken J.
Everyone is professional, courteous and personable. The office clean. All services are in the same office. I believe that I will be very pleased with the treatment that I need. Jasmine returned my […]
Stacy W.
Deanna is why I come back. Hands down, the best dental hygienist in town. She rocks!
Les S.
OMG. I love my new teeth. I had a total mouth reconstruction by Dr. Wright. It was a long process but worth it. I have beautiful teeth and I just can’t stop smiling.
Kole M.
Great service and atmosphere, The dentist and the assistant was very knowledgeable and comforting
Bobbie C.
Everything was well explained and the visit went as well as it could have.
Kevin P.
Aide was able to give a great explanation of a crown/cap and show me a model to answer all of my questions. Ended up not needed one but he did a great job calming my fears!
Luke M.
The staff- including front office staff, dental hygienist, everyone!
Amanda M.
Fast and courteous service.
Luis V.
Very professional
David F.
Awesome experience when i brought my son for annual and emergency dental treatment. Dentist was patient, caring, sympathetic, and compassionate.
Jaylen C.
Efficient office, excellent hygienist and doctors.
Barry R.
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 - 5:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (410) 346-2350
Fax: (410) 884-1179
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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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