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
Although going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do, Dr. Barrow makes it a lot easier. I guess I am a Dental One fan.
Mary V.
Always careful and thoughtful service.
Thomas C.
Expertise and courtesy of dentist. Cleanliness of office.
Laurie M.
Always friendly staff. Timely appointments. I really like the late afternoon schedulings availability.
Clarence S.
I’m a new patient and have had a wonderful experience thus far. I’ve generally always avoided going to the dentist, but the Dental One staff made my recent experience a relatively […]
Lee S.
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.
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.
I’ve been a patient of Dental One for years. Dr. Zand, CT, and Shannon are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I had to have a root canal. The procedure was thoroughly explained and […]
William P.
because the staff and doctor listened to me and my concerns. they were gentle and i didn’t feel rushed.
Catherine C.
Maxine is the best!
Latonya W.
The people there are very nice and helpful. They make sure you comfortable. They know how to do their jobs.
Virgini B.
I’ve always had good service and the staff is friendly and helpful
Ruth P.
Seema is a great hygienist at the Columbia office. Very thorough and professional.
Ken J.
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.
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.
Dental One of Columbia has a fantastic staff from the doctors, assistants, and office. I have seen Dr. Khleif for a few procedures now. I was very nervous at first but he explained the process and […]
Melinda M.
I love my hygienist and assistant. Maxine and Mina are awesome. They educate me on proper dental care and answer my questions. They are always professional, kind and courteous. My wait times are […]
Donella J.
Everyone is always friendly and helpful. The hygienists often even remember me, even though they only see me twice a year and probably see a ton of patients in that time. So that makes you feel like […]
Lorin S.
Overall friendliness of the staff. Thorough explanation of future treatment and why it needs to be done.
James B.
Dr. Asher is amazing, calm & trustworthy when I was anxious about my procedure.
Katrina B.
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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
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
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