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

Win the War Against Gingivitis and Periodontitis

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Gum disease, if not treated properly, can lead to tooth loss. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis; it involves only mild inflammation of your gum tissues and can often be reversed. If left untreated, the condition will eventually lead to periodontal disease or periodontitis. This occurs when the bacteria and plaque buildup cause gums to pull away from your teeth and form pockets that collect debris and become infected. As higher levels of toxins from bacteria and enzymes break down the bone and connective tissues that anchor your teeth in place, your teeth become loose and may eventually fall out. Researchers have discovered links between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and low birth weight. 



While dental plaque is the primary cause of most cases, the following factors may also contribute to periodontal disease:

  • Illnesses, including cancer, diabetes, HIV, and other immune problems
  • Certain medications such as Dilantin, Procardia, and Adalat
  • Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause
  • Smoking
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • A family history of dental disease

The symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis can be subtle and may go unnoticed, but the following are clear warning signs:

  • Red, inflamed, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums, particularly after brushing
  • Receding gums
  • The presence of pockets between teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in bite
  • Changes in the way partial dentures fit
  • Persistent bad breath

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.

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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.
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.
Was very nervous but I didn’t feel any pain
Earlene P.
Excellent service, friendly staff, always patient w the kids
Gia M.
Staff was amazing and treated me very well.
Richard R.
The service was great everyone was very nice. My doctor was gentle pulling my teeth.
Vera A.
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.
went in with a wisdom tooth in pain came out no tooth and little to no pain. Thanks to Dr. Patel, Yash. the service was awesome
Michael S.
Great place for the whole family!
Asa H.
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.
The staff is very nice and always make you feel comfortable. Dr. Patel is great! Couldn’t ask for a better dentist!
Tammy B.
My filling was done quick and I felt absolutely nothing during the procedure nor after. He did a great job!
Tiffany S.
Everyone in the office is very professional and friendly. I love Marie, my hygentist, she is the best!!!
Deborah B.
They are very friendly and nice.
Anice E.
Hygienist Marie always makes my visit quick and informative. She is very knowledgeable and does a great job.
Latoya B.
Top notch staff and a beautiful facility.
Jeffrey G.
Dennis was excellent and gentle when cleaning my teeth
Regina W.
The service was great
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It was timely and quickly response. The hygienist was great and good.
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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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