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
Ms. Shannon, Ms. Denise and Dr. Patel were all very nice and informative.
Ann C.
We’ve been going to Dental One for years and everyone is great and friendly and they strive to meet our needs.
Lisa F.
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.
Staff was amazing and treated me very well.
Richard R.
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.
The care of that my mother was provided was very good. Both the doctor and the staff we’re very gracious and dealing with an 80 year old woman who has Alzheimer’s.
Madeline M.
Hygienist was friendly, well informed and professional
Sherry C.
The hygienist was amazing!
Marcia K.
Overall customer service. Caring, friendly, professional staff. The dentist is very thorough.
Michelle J.
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.
Amazing Dental Office. I don’t like dentist at all. But coming here they make you feel comfortable and I will continue to go here for my dental needs. I would recommend them 100%.
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Very professional , friendly and attention to details. Thank You All.
Eddie D.
I called and was able to get an appointment within 3 hours. Everyone was fantastic and I was called back before my actual appointment time!!
Kristy G.
Hygienist Marie always makes my visit quick and informative. She is very knowledgeable and does a great job.
Latoya B.
Was able to extract problem tooth with a 200% effort
Charles K.
Shannon is very nice and approchable. Megan made my son comfortable.
Aiden C.
Thorough, friendly service and professional performance.
Elaine T.
Everyone was pleasant and helpful. I watch for a genuine smiles, and if appropriate a sense of humor. This was a brief visit, but did have a challenge in receiving some x-rays which was handled with […]
Carolyn G.
Awesome dentist that attended to she took the time to show me what is going on with my dental health and gave me my options to improve my dental health and appearance.
Bradley S.
Marie is the most thorough dental hygienist that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She does outstanding work with adult and pediatric clients alike. I actually look forward to my dentist […]
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  • 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
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