Dental One Associates of Annapolis
2623 Housley Road, Gateway Village, Annapolis, MD 21401

Oral Hygiene in Annapolis, MD

When it comes to having a healthy smile, dental experts emphasize the importance of dental hygiene.. At our dental practice, you will find exceptional dentists highly-skilled in the procedures and practices of oral hygiene in Annapolis that can help keep your smile healthy and strong for years to come.

How Does Oral Hygiene Impact Your Dental Health?

The health of your smile is the result of your dental care habits. Healthy dental care eliminates the plaque and tartar on your teeth that can lead to foul breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. With healthy oral hygiene habits like regular dentist visits and daily at-home practices, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy, strong, and attractive for life. Please call our dental practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about the difference a good dental care routine can make on your smile.

What Are Some Oral Hygiene Tips to Improve Your Dental Health?

Taking care of your teeth and gums doesn’t need to take a lot of time. Use these fast-and-easy steps to help maintain good dental hygiene:

  1. Brush your teeth after every meal, when you wake up, and before bed
  2. Floss your teeth at least once every day
  3. Find a toothpaste with added fluoride for extra tooth enamel protection
  4. Brush with a soft-bristle toothbrush and replace it every three months
  5. Cut down on sugar-filled foods and sweetened drinks
  6. Stop smoking and using any kinds of tobacco products
  7. Regularly visit a dentist for professional dental exams and cleanings

All you need are these seven steps to protect yourself from bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease, all of which can wreak havoc on your smile.

How Can You Fully Protect Your Smile from Dental Decay and Disease?

Maintaining at-home oral hygiene habits is required for a healthy smile, but you also need to visit a dentist on a regular basis for professional dental treatment. Professional dental exams and teeth cleanings provide the advanced dental care and protection you need, but cannot get at home. Good dental health also impacts your general wellbeing by making you more resistant to infections and diseases. Call our office today and let our experienced dentists help you maintain a healthy smile.

What Are Some Ways to Help Your Child Learn Good Dental Care Habits?

It’s up to you to help your child establish proper oral hygiene habits to establish a lifetime of quality dental health. Luckily, there are some simple oral hygiene instructions you can follow to teach your child how to take care for his or her smile. Get off to a good start by taking your child to a dentist before their first birthday to detect early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or developmental problems. Continue these professional dental visits twice a year, or as recommended by your dentist. Since some children are afraid of the dentist or have no interest in daily dental care, we can give you some helpful ideas to improve the dental experience. Some of the most popular tips include choosing a toothbrush with your child’s favorite cartoon character on it or promising a healthy reward for a pleasant trip to the dentist. We have plenty of other ideas for instilling good oral hygiene habits in your child.

How Should You Take Care of Your Smile on a Daily Basis?

You need to establish an at-home dental hygiene routine to reduce your risk of dental decay and disease. Start by brushing your teeth in the morning, after meals, and at night with a soft-bristled toothbrush that is small enough to fit in your mouth. Use a toothpaste containing fluoride to keep your tooth enamel strong. And floss at least once every day to remove the hidden plaque and particles that can lead to cavities, bad breath, and all stages of gum disease. Feel free to call our office, we can provide more guidance on proper oral hygiene at home.

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Patient Reviews
The staff and Dr. B were absolutely outstanding! Everyone was very personable and attentive. Dr. B. was very knowledgeable regarding my tooth issue and she walked me through all my viable options. […]
Anita E.
Appointments are always on-time, and thorough. I feel like I receive a good service each time I come into the office.
Gayle A.
I was experiencing an emergency and was able to schedule an appointment the same day.
Charlotte C.
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Fooksman and his assistant. Both were focused and attentive to my care.
Janis D.
Everything handled expertly
Barbara W.
Had my braces off for a year and they look great!
Adam T.
Office is always clean. Cheryl does an amazing job cleaning my teeth & is always on time!
Kimberly W.
These people are wonderful. Every appointment brings joy to my heart. Love Adam!
Matt J.
Over the last 60 years or so that I’ve been going to the dentist, I’ve lived in 24 different places in the U.S. and overseas, and the level of care at Dental 1 is the best I’ve found.
John K.
From talking with CJ , the assistant to Dr. Bonnick and Dr. Bonnick, the whole experience was excellent ! Thank you very much for taking good care of me !!
Michael J.
Cheryl is a wonderful hygienist and always does a top notch job of cleaning my teeth!
Marie W.
I was in the chair at the appointment scheduled, no long waits, and staff was friendly
Virginia W.
Staff is great and very professional.
Catherine S.
Very friendly and professional.
Edward H.
CONFIDENCE THAT THE PEOPLE ARE TAKING CARE OF MY TEETH PROPERLY
Diane W.
I lost a crown! Took me a mere 15 minutes from the bakery to Dental One. Got sympathy and a dentist to look at my situation within the hour. Sure enough, that crown was gone – and I have […]
Karen C.
Dr. Sagafi is pleasant, professional, and very friendly with my four kids. She is calm and gentle, and every visit with her is easy and happy. She’s the best.
Timothy H.
Doctor Sagafi has been very helpful, and the staff is very nice.
Azhar I.
Really nice staff
Georgianna W.
Dr. Fooksman is wonderful.
Benjamin M.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (410) 793-4922
Fax: (410) 224-2224
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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