Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill
6196 Oxon Hill Road, Suite 650, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Routine Teeth Cleaning Aids Early Treatment Opportunities for Chronic Disease

Dental Hygiene

Heart disease, diabetes, and pancreatic cancer—all of these diseases appear to have nothing to do with your bi-annual teeth cleaning, right? However, conclusive evidence has surfaced that your total-body health is directly connected to the state of your oral health. Cavities, gum disease, and even tartar build-up can be signs of disease throughout the body. The symptoms are easy for you to miss, but your dentist and dental hygienist know exactly how to spot a possible infection.

Aside from the fact that a professional teeth cleaning removes nasty bacteria and tartar build-up that cannot be removed by routine brushing and flossing alone, it also aids in early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and pancreatic cancer.  Learn more about how your oral health is heavily linked to your total health.

Poor oral health is often a direct result of excessive inflammation. Inflammation can begin in the mouth and move to other areas of the body, or it can begin in the heart or lungs and make its way to the mouth. Either way, red swollen gums and mouth ulcers are cause for concern. The importance of a routine teeth cleaning cannot be overstated.

Your twice-yearly teeth cleaning with a dental hygienist is an opportunity for early detection and treatment of a host of chronic diseases. Research from around the world has discovered conclusive evidence that poor oral health is an early sign of chronic whole-body diseases. One study found that skipping just one dental care visit each year can increase your risk of heart disease by as much as 70 percent.

The American Dental Association states that 90 percent of whole-body diseases have oral manifestations. Some of the diseases linked to poor oral health include:

  • Stroke
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Oral cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Lung disease
  • Kidney disease

Chronic disease isn’t the only concern related to missing routine visits to your dentist in Oxon Hill. You may also experience pain and be at risk for other health concerns, such as:

  • Heart Problems. Bacterial endocarditis is just one example that poor oral health can contribute to. Endocarditis occurs when inflammation reaches the heart or heart valves, worsening heart disease and causing significant damage to the organ.
  • Digestive Disorders. Inflammation in the mouth can lead to intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders.
  • Oral and Facial Pain. Pain around the teeth, gums, and face is often linked to infections of the gums, according to the office of the U.S. Surgeon General. This can result in gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, and eventually full-blown gum disease and tooth loss. Presently, more than 75 percent of the U.S. population is affected by gum disease.

Be sure to practice proper at-home dental care and don’t miss your twice-a-year teeth cleaning appointments with a dental hygienist—it could save your life.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Oxon Hill, call Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill today at (240) 766-8568 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Oxon Hill. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill, 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 Oxon Hill.

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Patient Reviews
The services provided were EXCELLENT! It was clean and tidy. The staff is extremely accommodating, helpful, and ready to answer any question you may […]
Chantel R.
Hygienist was really good. No pain at all during the scaling.
Edwin S.
Wonderful in every sense of the word. I did not have to wait long to be seen. My appointment time was accurate and the service was excellent.
Gregory R.
I really had a wonderful doctor working on my teeth and she was very patient with me. I'm looking forward for my next visit in the next three months.
Patricia S.
My visits was ok. I had to wait a little long for the Dr.
Linda M.
Friendly greeting upon arrival, waiting time was very short. Hygentist, Sharon was so knowledgable and made the cleaning very tolerable. This was a […]
Sewanna G.
I was not left waiting for my appointment
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My experiences with this office for many years has always been is excellent.
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My experience at Dental One was a good one. I am a return patient. The staff was very pleasant and shared a lot of valuable information with me and […]
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Great experience. Not that anyone likes going to the dentist but I have particularly sensitive teeth and truly hate it. Dr. Gant was great and […]
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Mariah's appointment went very well. The staff is very friendly and we will continue to use this office for our dental services.
Mariah A.
Dr Gant is the best dentist I ever had
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My visit to the Dentist on December 11, 2014, I ws very satified with the performance from the young lady.I have NO complaints.
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Wonderful experience, from the door to the chair. I'm recommending my mother... How's that for confidence in Dental One?
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My review is excellent in all department. the service and the staff members.
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Friendly and comfortable environment
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Everyone was so nice and the faculty is well kept, I love the office!
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Service is great. I wish gold braces were offered :)
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Excellent service. Caring and professional
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I went for fillings and was amazed at the service and timing of it all. It was great and painless. Glad my cavities were caught beforehand thanks to […]
Latoya A.
My dentist & technician were professional and gentle.
Richard B.
Always a good time. Love the staff.
Michelle B.
Staff was extremely efficient and informative . They make it a habit to make you feel special, not just a patient or income.
Roger J.
The staff was very courteous and professional. They all seem very knowledgeable and seem to enjoy their. It was a very comforting and relaxing […]
Otha S.
Every thing that was done very well and explained well. Very Professional.
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There service is great and every one is so professional.
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Customer service was outstanding! The best dental experience I have had in my 63 years. Clean, efficient, pleasant, very professional when explaining […]
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Love this office! Everyone is so helpful and kind!
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I've been coming here for some time now, and I just like how professional everyone is and they make you feel at home!
Ylonda B.
I went in for a full mouth tartar cleaning. The staff was very professional and the dentist was extremely considerate throughout the entire […]
Kenneth T.
I would recommend family and friends to dental one. They have a friendly and patient staff. I have been going there for a least three years.
Daisha D.
Front desk is on point with information!
Lotreya D.
The receptionists are friendly and helpful. They work diligently to help you get an appointment that fits your schedule. The dentist, dental […]
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Receptionist very professional and friendly. Did not have to wait long.
Robert R.
This dental office is excellent. I have never had a wonderful dental experience until I visited Dental One Associates. The staff is very friendly, […]
Stephanie C.
I personally don't like the dentist but my experience here was great. Everyone is very friendly and Dr. Gant did an amazing job.
Krystal W.
The wait was longer than I anticipated, however, the customer service and appointment was great.
Iyanna L.
I was checked in and seen by the hygienist very close to my appointment time. The staff are personable and attentive. The environment and overall […]
Annie M.
My experience at dental one was great the employees are very nice and professional.
Erin B.
Whenever I have an appointment made I am always seen on time, no delays!
Nefertiti L.
Professional
James W.
Great experience. Great staff. Highly recommend for all dental services.
Cassandra B.
Everyone was patient with me and made my experience comfortable.
Jacinta B.
Everyone was friendly and knowledgable.
Kiayonta C.
The best dental office around! The doctors and the administrative staff are competent, professional, organized, courteous and personable. The office […]
Monique H.
Service was quick.
Cheryl S.
It was a great experience , the mm most relaxing I have ever had at a dentist ..
Maha J.
Friendly staff, thorough exams and knowledge doctor. No wait, appts be on time.
Erica W.
I receive terrific service. Everyone is very professional. I love my Oxon Hill facility! I've recommended several ppl who now comes there
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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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  • Phone: (240) 766-8568
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