Dental One Associates of Pikesville
25 Hooks Lane, Suite 212, Pikesville, MD 21208

Are You Sure You’re Brushing the Right Way?

Tooth Brushing

Proper brushing is one of the most basic tasks in a good dental care routine, but a surprising number of people are doing it wrong. Brushing is something you do every day, so it’s easy to rush through the process without giving it much thought. If you want to keep your smile healthy for life, find an affordable dentist, get regular dental care, and learn to brush your teeth the right way.

Why is Learning How to Brush So Important?

Brushing your teeth is essential for removing food debris from the surfaces of your teeth. After you eat or drink, food particles linger, and a sticky substance called plaque forms. If you don’t remove it properly, it will soon calcify and form tartar. Once tartar is in place, it takes a professional dental cleaning to remove it. If you leave plaque on your teeth for an extended period, it will eventually lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing twice a day can prevent plaque from taking over your smile.

The Best Brushing Tips

  • When brushing your teeth, reaching every tooth is essential. Hard-to-reach areas and sensitive teeth require careful attention.
  • Divide your mouth into four quadrants, and give each the same amount of time and attention.
  • To ensure that all food particles and bacteria are removed from your teeth, spend a least two minutes brushing.
  • Use gentle pressure, and work in a relaxed, circular motion.
  • Toothbrushes eventually wear out and perform poorly, so replace yours every three to four months.

Get the Best Results with the Best Products

Keep up with the latest advances in dental care, and choose only toothpastes accepted by the American Dental Association. Many toothpastes focus on specific needs like tartar control, whitening effects, and improving bad breath. Talk with your dental hygienist or dentist in Pikesville about the best options for your mouth. To complete your dental care routine, floss daily and add mouth rinses to your anti-cavity arsenal.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Pikesville, call Dental One Associates of Pikesville today at (443) 898-1231 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very friendly, professinal, great service Made sure I knew of everything that was going on so I wouldn’t be as scared/nervous
Morgan P.
I go there for my dental needs, and I urge you to go there you will be very satisfied that’s why? I scored them high
Aundrea C.
Very positive experience
Martin K.
Crystal is terrific!
Jack P.
Good front office and excellent hygienist (Crystal). She is thorough and very personable.
Machen A.
Excellent service. Professional and efficient.
Sharon M.
The time allotted for appoinments and scheduling have been great!
Nicole G.
At first, being honest with everyone ,being there gave me chills and just knowing deep down inside what I needed to get done I really wanted to walk out and say the hell with it I really didn’t […]
Aundrea C.
I am thrilled with this place. I was called within 10 minutes of my appointment time. The lady that did my x-rays was patient and gentle. The doctor explained the result and answered all questions in […]
Dena B.
The Doctor was very gentle and attentive and I did not have to wait long to be seen.
Desiree J.
Short wait time, the hygienist is genteel and efficient. I am always out of there in a reasonable amount of time.
Julia C.
Quality of service received, friendliness of staff, prompt service
Linda L.
Staff is friendly and professional.
Cheryl B.
I have always received very good service, and the staff is knowledgeable and very courteous.
Stephani B.
Staff very helpful. Gives great dental hygiene tips. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Sherryl G.
Crystal is back and the reason I come to this office. She is very good at her job, always pleasant and again the reason I’m here.
Esther A.
I have been going to DOA of Pikesville for almost six years. I am now under orthodontic care with them in addition to my general dentistry care. I could not imagine going to any other dentist office. […]
Janelle K.
Your office represents what a Dentist office should be about – service, skill and cost.
Priscilla R.
Excellent service
John B.
Excellent service and very pleasant atmosphere.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 - 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: (443) 898-1231
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