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 service
Alan 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 […]
Lou K.
My hygienist Seema is thorough yet gentle and always concerned about my comfort. I’m fortunate to have Seema and Dr. Wright.
Michelle H.
Excellent service; caring , compassionate technicians; and knowledgeable doctor.
Charles T.
Everyone is very nice and polite. All smiling and seem very knowledgeable about their jobs
Katrina G.
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 […]
Liann C.
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.
The staff is always very professional and nice. No wait time when I arrived for my appointment.
Darlene H.
The dental office staff, dental staff, etc. are all terrific!
Katherine B.
Absolutely every staff member I interacted with, from the time I arrived to the time I left, was absolutely very nice, respectful and extremely professional yet friendly.
Sibeso J.
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 think Dr. Pak is a special person & has a great rapport with his patients
Charl W.
Quick direct service.
Dennis A.
Friendly staff
Luke M.
Dr. Asher is very professional and did a wonderful job removing a tooth. Couldn’t have been better!
Donald S.
The dentist was very attentive and professional. And the hygienist was the same! Couldn’t have been more pleased.
Carla M.
I have no complaints
Susan G.
Overall friendliness of the staff. Thorough explanation of future treatment and why it needs to be done.
James B.
My hygienist and dentist are always kind and knowledgeable about my dental needs.
Chanelle B.
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 […]
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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. – 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (410) 346-2350
Fax: (410) 884-1179
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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