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

Could Seeing an Affordable Dentist Affect your General Health?

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The condition of your teeth, gums, and mouth can reveal important clues about your general health. In fact, more than 90 percent of all systemic medical conditions produce detectable symptoms in the mouth. Family dentistry professionals can detect many problems by simply analyzing your saliva. The connection between dental health and general health makes getting regular dental care even more important. The next appointment you make with your dentist could actually change the course of your medical history.

Why your Mouth is a Valuable Family Dentistry Diagnostic Tool

What your dentist finds in your mouth can reveal a great deal about your overall health. For instance, certain types of lesions inside the mouth can be indicative of AIDS. Elevated cortisol levels, important cancer markers, proteins that help monitor osteoporosis, fungal or bacterial infection, environmental toxins, and even illegal drug use can all be detected through saliva. The presence of gum disease or severe plaque buildup is a warning sign that you’re at higher risk of other diseases. Under normal circumstances, bacteria inside your mouth doesn’t enter your bloodstream, but diseased, bleeding gums can allow access. If your immune system is not healthy enough, oral bacteria can travel to other parts of your body and cause serious infections.

The Relationship between Dental Care and Serious Ailments

In recent years, researchers have found that many common and serious medical problems are associated with gum disease and inadequate dental care and hygiene. The inflammation associated with periodontitis has been linked to cardiovascular disease, which can lead to fatal heart attacks and strokes. In addition to being a potential warning sign of diabetes, gum disease also makes the condition more difficult to keep under control. And for pregnant women, oral infections can increase the threats of preterm birth and low birth weight for their babies. The good news is that treating gum disease and preventing its progression with the help of your family dentistry professional can reduce the risk of these and other medical conditions. To learn more about how your oral health affects your general health and well being, visit an affordable dentist for a checkup.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Annapolis, call Dental One Associates of Annapolis today at (410) 793-4922 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Annapolis. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Annapolis, 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 Annapolis.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very friendly staff
Michele N.
Everyone is very friendly and very professional.
Ruth S.
The staff and the doctor were extremely nice and very reassuring. I felt I was in very capable hands.
Anne H.
The staff was overwhelmingly kind and friend, the treatment was capable and prompt, and I left with a positive feeling!
Matthew M.
The staff is polite and helpful. They are always busy, which I guess is a great thing
Brandi P.
Great service, Friendly environment and Dr. B is great a explaining everything she is doing and why it needs to be done.
David B.
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.
Great hygienists and dentists and reduced pricing option! Great care with handicap person in wheel chair
James M.
Elizabeth was wonderful, super quick and professional!@
Erin R.
Great place as everyone is pleasant and welcoming. Very professional!
Debbie H.
The staff here is wonderful. I haven’t had to wait after my appointment time and the Dentist is very attentive to my questions and concerns.
Robyn D.
I recommend these folks whenever I get the chance. Dr. Val, Jennifer and the nice lady who did my x-rays (I’m sorry I can’t remember your name!) take great care of me. And if you need any […]
Annette M.
Dr. Val provides excellent care. She is kind and humorous which makes going to the dentist a positive experience.
Ann S.
Rarely ever wait more than a couple minutes.
Chris G.
Everyone I have dealt with in this practice has been very professional and friendly. I used to hate going to the dentist but I have had nothing but good experiences with your practice.
Helen B.
Best Dentist in the World–Dr. Val! Warm, friendly and efficient office staff. Extremely positive experience from my first and the quick appointment I was given for my dental problem.
Rebecca R.
Dr bonic is amazing and I will go to her for all my dental work !!!
Korin H.
My whole family is seen at Dental one in Annapolis . They make you feel at home and treat you like family. Will recommend any of my friends and family to Dental one Annapolis .
L J.
Friendly, efficient service. Convenient location. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Val, Dr. Kleif, and Michelle for many years. Nice to keep seeing familiar faces.
Kirsten G.
Dr Bonic she’s wonderful and has a great bedside manor
Korin H.
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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.

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Office Hours
  • 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 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 793-4922
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