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

Oral Hygiene in Oxon Hill, MD

A radiant smile that’s cavity-free is a dream that’s within your reach. First, give your teeth and gums daily attention by practicing good dental hygiene habits at home. Then, visit a dentist two times per year for professional exams and cleanings. This simple routine will help you maintain stellar oral hygiene in Oxon Hill.

What Should I Know About Dental Hygiene?

Proper dental hygiene practices are proven to be effective, and they are easy to do. You will significantly increase your odds of keeping healthy teeth for life when you brush and floss every day and visit a dentist two times each year. Give our dental office a call to take charge of your dental health and oral hygiene.

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Believe it or not, there’s a right way to brush and floss so that your teeth receive the most benefits from those habits. Here are a few good oral hygiene tips.

  • Brush all tooth surfaces. Don’t make the mistake of spending too much time brushing just the front of your teeth.
  •  Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle that is aimed toward your gums.
  • Brush for two to three minutes each time with a soft-bristled brush.

To learn more about dental care and oral hygiene, call us for an appointment today.

Importance of Dental Hygiene

If you don’t keep up with a proper dental hygiene routine, plaque and tartar will accumulate on the teeth. If you don’t have it removed and treated by routine dental visits, the plaque and tartar will lead to tooth decay and even dental infections that are painful and may lead to losing teeth. Some infections, such as abscesses of the teeth and gums, become dangerous and even deadly if left untreated. If you have questions about the best way to care for your teeth and gums, please call our dental office today.

Teaching Healthy Dental Hygiene to Kids

Oral hygiene habits for kids are a lot like the ones that are recommended for grownups. Kids should brush with fluoride toothpaste two times each day. You can start flossing their teeth when they’re around 4 years old. Typically, kids can floss by themselves by the time they’re 8 years old. Make sure your child doesn’t consume too many sugary foods and sugar-sweetened drinks. The primary beverage of choice for children is water. If you let them drink sweetened beverages, try to keep it to no more than one sugary drink each day.

How to Take Care of Your Dental Health

Did you know that your oral hygiene and overall health are closely linked? The lifestyle habits you practice to promote healthy teeth, such as limiting how much sugar you consume and going for dental checkups, can also have a positive impact on your general health. Eating calcium-rich foods is good for both your bones and teeth. To sum it up, in addition to brushing and flossing, take care of your general health to also take care of your dental health.

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My experience at dental one was great the employees are very nice and 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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Receptionist very professional and friendly. Did not have to wait long.
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The wait was longer than I anticipated, however, the customer service and appointment was great.
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Professional
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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.
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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.
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I was not left waiting for my appointment
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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.
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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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I personally don't like the dentist but my experience here was great. Everyone is very friendly and Dr. Gant did an amazing job.
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Friendly greeting upon arrival, waiting time was very short. Hygentist, Sharon was so knowledgable and made the cleaning very tolerable. This was a […]
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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 […]
Joy M.
My visits was ok. I had to wait a little long for the Dr.
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Hygienist was really good. No pain at all during the scaling.
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My experiences with this office for many years has always been is excellent.
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Everyone was friendly and knowledgable.
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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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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
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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