Dental One Associates at Beltway
7650 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

Can Dental Care Improve Your General Health?

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The connection between your oral health and your general health is stronger than you may realize. Clues about your general health can be found by examining your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues in your mouth. Even your saliva can give away your body’s medical secrets. It’s also true that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. As researchers learn more about these connections, the importance of professional dental care becomes even more obvious.

Bacteria: The Link Between Overall Health and Oral Disease

Your mouth is full of bacteria. If you don’t brush or floss, plaque buildup and infection eventually result. Tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss follow. Studies have suggested that the toxins produced by oral bacteria and the associated inflammation of periodontitis can play a role in the development of some serious diseases. Reduced saliva flow due to certain medications or medical conditions can also affect your health. Saliva normally washes away food particles and neutralizes the decay-causing acids produced by bacteria. Poor saliva flow may result in bacterial overgrowth despite good hygiene.

Beyond Family Dentistry: Systemic Diseases Linked to Poor Oral Health

Family dentistry professionals are often the first ones to notice signs and symptoms of a systemic disease, and some of these are serious or even fatal. The conditions listed below are all associated with oral disease in some way:

Endocarditis spread through oral infection
Sjogren’s syndrome
Cardiovascular disease with associated heart attacks and strokes
Premature birth and low birth weight
Adult-onset diabetes
Oral lesions suggesting HIV and AIDS
Osteoporosis
Alzheimer’s disease in people who experience tooth loss before age 35

Improve Your Habits and Visit an Affordable Dentist

You can improve your oral health by brushing twice each day, flossing daily, eating healthy foods, and avoiding tobacco. Most importantly, schedule regular visits with an affordable dentist to keep your mouth healthy and protect the rest of your body.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates at Beltway today at (410) 775-5536 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
It was timely and quickly response. The hygienist was great and good.
Daniel A.
The staff always makes me feel comfortable. Everyone is so nice. Dr.Patel is an amazing dentist. I would definitely recommend this dentist office!
Tammy B.
Was able to extract problem tooth with a 200% effort
Charles K.
Was very nervous but I didn’t feel any pain
Earlene P.
Extremely professional and friendly staff ! I had my orthodontic treatment recently and was impressed by Dr. Sagafi! She was wonderful and caring and always paid attention to my needs and worked with […]
Lisa D.
Dr. Patel is very informative and attentive during my visits. I also liked my hygienist during my visit on Monday. Devin is ALWAYS very friendly and knowledgeable.
Danielle B.
Marie the hygienist is amazing. She is the most thorough, friendly person I’ve ever been seen by. I was also examined by DR. Patel afterwards. He is so nice. Even the staff is friendly. I was […]
Christa M.
We’ve been going there for over 15 years and the front desk knows us and who we are, Dr. Patel is great and the hygienists are too.
Lisa F.
The friendliness and professionalism of the staff.
Yvette D.
My filling was done quick and I felt absolutely nothing during the procedure nor after. He did a great job!
Tiffany S.
Extremely personable staff! Short wait times! Email reminders for your appointments! Just outstanding!
Tim L.
The staff is very nice and always make you feel comfortable. Dr. Patel is great! Couldn’t ask for a better dentist!
Tammy B.
Friendly staff, received excellent treatment and care from Marie today!
Karen O.
Denise was excellent, the ladies at the front desk are very polite and professional
Chandra W.
Great service.
Curtis H.
The hygienist was amazing!
Marcia K.
Just had scaling done by Hygienist Marie- she was awesome!
Deborah H.
Excellent service, friendly staff, always patient w the kids
Gia M.
Great hygenist! Friendly, gentle, and efficient. Front desk is great, too! Very efficient!
Shelly M.
Friendly efficient service
Eileen B.
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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 - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 775-5536
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