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
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.
Lisa is great!
Nicol B.
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 […]
Phillip M.
Nice dentist and assistants
Devi S.
The dentist took extra care in cleaning my teeth. it had been a few years since my last cleaning. The solution he used to numb my mouth was great. I had two appointments to clean half of my mouth at […]
Walter H.
Deanna is why I come back. Hands down, the best dental hygienist in town. She rocks!
Les S.
Excellent service
Alan C.
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.
Excellent cleaning experience
Susan R.
Although I am not a fan dental work (who is), this was truly a great experience. Dr. Zand and Dr. CT were the best. As soon as I walked in their office, they made me feel comfortable about getting a […]
Ashanti C.
Because you do not over-treat, are not overly aggressive in treatment, and you do not overcharge.
Elizabeth S.
I have been with Dental One for probably 40 years and always received excellent service. I have suggested this practice to many people.
Elaine C.
Fast, friendly service.
Joshua H.
Great services always clean and keeps it professional !!!
Brittany H.
Friendly knowledgeable staff, it is a pleasure to visit
Joann J.
They were so detailed regarding my health and how it would effect me following my having two transplants. Dr. Barrow cares about her patients. This was my first visit. And I am actually anxious for […]
Karen K.
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.
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 […]
Nkilika I.
The office is very professional. I have great confidence with my dentist.
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I’m satisfied with your service
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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 - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
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 - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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