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

Good Old Tips to Protect Aging Teeth

dca-blog-171-Aging-Teeth_1200x630

As you get older, you don’t want to develop the dental problems that come with aging teeth. Keep your smile at its best with these age-old dental care tactics.

Watch out for Wear and Tear on Teeth

Teeth may be naturally strong, but age and time can take their toll. The result can be tooth enamel erosion, gum recession, root exposure, dental disease, and more. To protect your aging teeth, employ these proven dental care tactics:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a very gentle touch to avoid damaging your tooth enamel and gums
  • Be sure to floss every day
  • Try professional or over-the-counter tooth whitening to remove stubborn stains from aging teeth
  • Get regular dental check-ups and cleanings from an affordable dentist
  • Ask your dentist about having protective varnishes applied to your teeth to prevent further decay and damage

Tips to Banish Dry Mouth

Older adults tend to need more medications, but many of these remedies can cause a problem called dry mouth. In addition to being uncomfortable, a lack of saliva can make it difficult to eat, cause bad breath, and contribute to oral infections. Try these ideas to keep your dry mouth moist:

  • Drink more water throughout the day
  • Chew sugarless gum to promote saliva production
  • Suck on sugarless candies to increase saliva
  • Ask your doctor if changing your medications could help

Support Strong Teeth with Superior Oral Hygiene Habits

While healthy teeth are a dental care priority, their strength is also dependent on the health of your gums, jaw, and mouth. These form the foundation for teeth and therefore they must be protected as you age. Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in older adults? It’s fortunate that gum disease and many other oral problems are treatable at any age, but rather than face those problems at all, it’s better to focus on prevention and protection. And that means maintaining proper at-home dental care and getting regular professional check-ups and cleanings from your affordable dentist to help your smile last for a lifetime.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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
Dr.Philippi and her assistant are awesome! They sang to me to keep me calm when I was afraid of the needles!!!!
Adaiah C.
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.
Dr Philippi and her assistant were so nice and explained everything to my daughter and me!
Natasha R.
Very nice staff that seem very skilled in all areas.
Rhonda M.
When I first began coming to the office I was very apprehensive about going to the dentist due to previous bad experiences. However, my attitude has completely changed since coming to dental one at […]
Bryant F.
Efficient office, excellent hygienist and doctors.
Barry R.
My hygienist and dentist are always kind and knowledgeable about my dental needs.
Chanelle B.
Been a customer for 17 years. Excellent service. First rate
John S.
Very comfortable with Dr. Asher.
Margaret J.
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.
I always get excellent care from Maxine when I have my regular hygiene appointments. She makes it a pleasant experience to come to the dentist and most people can’t say that.
Linda B.
State-of-the-art facility with all the most advanced technology and knowledgeable dentists. Recommended treatment plans are laid out and an easy-to-follow matter with complete explanations
Yolanda T.
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.
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 pleasant one […]
Lee S.
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.
The awesomeness of Dr. Chehab and his staff – they are gentle, courteous, friendly…they help you to have a great dental experience…. and I trust them.
Cynthia F.
My hygienist is awesome
Vicki J.
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.
ESAYAS does an excellent job. Explains things very clearly and provides an excellent customer service.
Vinod K.
Staff was respectful and did a great job
Sylvia W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

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 - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (410) 346-2350
Our Location