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
Dr. Chao and her crew were so helpful and were great about explaining all of the process to me that I felt very comfortable. They went the extra mile to make sure that I remained that way while I was […]
Kevin P.
Maxine J is always a pleasure to see! She doesn’t cause me any pain while getting my teeth cleaned. She educated me on proper flossing and brushing. Dr Shahob is also very caring and extremely […]
John T.
Professional staff, clean offices and predictable outcomes.
William P.
My hygienist is friendly and knowledgeable.
Kellie F.
Dee Ann is a marvelous dental assistant. I would recommend her to anyone.
Thomas S.
nice hygienist & helpful office staff
Sarah P.
Clean office friendly knowledgeable staff.
Adam S.
Lisa is great!
Nicol B.
Always had great experiences there.
Brian B.
Always friendly staff. Timely appointments. I really like the late afternoon schedulings availability.
Clarence S.
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.
Dr kleiff and his assistant were extremely kind and caring and knew how nervous I was. They carefully explained everything to me even after I asked many questions to make sure I understood all my […]
Cheryl W.
Everyone was very nice. Oustanding service!
Julianna C.
Excellent cleaning experience
Susan R.
Seema is a great hygienist at the Columbia office. Very thorough and professional.
Ken J.
The gum specialist- Dr. Khleif- and Pat- his assistant- were wonderful. I was hesitant about having this procedure done. They were both reassuring, patient, professional, and highly skilled. I was […]
Amanda M.
Dr. Asher is amazing, calm & trustworthy when I was anxious about my procedure.
Katrina B.
Everything was wonderful. I don’t have any complaints.
Susan K.
Maxine gives focused, friendly and efficient service while being professional.
Carmen F.
Dr. Wright is very proffesional and was awesome I am giving him personally 5 stars for how he explains what is wrong, what needs to be done, and he is painless he did an amazing job so far have to go […]
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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: (410) 346-2350
Fax: (410) 884-1179
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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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