Dental One Associates of Frederick
45 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 105, Frederick, MD 21702

Don’t Rush as You Brush

Tooth Brushing

Each morning, you hit the alarm clock to silence the blaring signal that means you must get out of bed. You drag yourself to your feet, stumble to the bathroom, and fumble for your toothbrush. You’re barely awake while performing one of the most important aspects of your dental care. In fact, in many cases, the habits of brushing and flossing often occur when most people are in a distracted state—running out the door to work, school, or an event, or when it’s time for bed and the last thing you want to do is worry about brushing your teeth. For these reasons, proper dental care techniques often get swept away in the rush of the moment, making friendly reminders about thorough brushing and routine flossing essential to optimizing your dental health.

The following tips are recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) to improve your dental care routine and oral health:

  • The order of your dental care. You can floss before you brush or brush before you floss.
  • Proper quadrant technique. Divide your mouth in quadrants and brush each area for 30 seconds, cleaning the outside, inside, and bottom of the teeth in each quadrant. Angle your toothbrush slightly and brush your teeth with gentle short back-and-forth motions. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, as well.
  • Brush at least twice daily. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time. Try to brush after every meal to minimize the bacteria and acid that contribute to tooth decay.
  • Floss daily. There are places your toothbrush can’t reach, which makes flossing an essential part of a healthy dental care routine.
  • Rinse with mouthwash after brushing. Use a mouthwash to wash away bacteria and germs that might remain in the mouth after brushing and flossing.
  • Select your toothpaste. There are many toothpaste choices, so choose one that is approved by the ADA.
  • Choose the correct toothbrush. Many family dentistry experts recommend electric or battery-operated toothbrushes, which reduce plaque and gingivitis better than manual brushing. Use a toothbrush that fits comfortably in your mouth and has soft bristles.
  • Clean your dental care equipment. Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly with water after each brushing and store in an upright position. Allow the toothbrush to air-dry when possible before your next use. Avoid covering or storing your toothbrush in a closed container, which can breed bacteria.
  • Replace your toothbrush regularly. Whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush, it should be replaced every three months or when the bristles become worn—whichever comes first.
  • Visit an affordable dentist. Schedule routine visits to a family dentistry practice in Frederick every six months.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Frederick, call Dental One Associates of Frederick today at (301) 862-6783 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
The practice couldn’t have been more accommodating to someone who is petrified of dentists. Amazing. And you folks didn’t make me feel bad about it. If the work that’s going to get […]
Jeffrey A.
Staff is courteous and welcoming. My visit went very well and I was taken in at my appointment time.
Stephen Y.
The office was clean and neat and the staff friendly and well organized. The dentist was efficient and honest and didn’t try to sell me on procedures I don’t need.
Ann J.
The hygienist was fantastic with my sensitive teeth throughout the whole procedure and made sure I was as comfortable as possible!
Tyler P.
The root canal was painless and Dr. Kublis and his assistant amazing. I didn’t feel the numbing shot and the whole procedure; painless !! Dr. Yasbin is amazing, very good dentist, staff is […]
Joann A.
Dr Kublis is a wonderful endodontist. He has a great sense of humor that makes the procedure practically painless and entertaining as well !
Pat D.
Dr Klubis was and his assistance were very professional and comforting during my root canal. They were very kind and relaxing during the entire procedure. I would recommend them to anyone.
Hare V.
Had a root canal through a crown. Effective diagnostics to determine the problem. Pain free procedure. Eye and throat protection was used. Efficient and timely service.
Serene R.
Very short wait time. Very thorough, but gentle hygienist.
John K.
Dr Asher appears very knowledgeable and inspired confidence, and staff was very friendly and efficient.
Genevieve K.
Excellent care, dentist and tech were very solicitous of my comfort, procedure was completed quickly and with no pain.
William A.
Excellent service and cleaning by a wonderful hygienist. Thank you. Our dentist was out, thusly didn’t see him today. Hopefully in January. Carroll
Carroll K.
Friendly service and the dentistry fully met expectations.
Richard W.
Friendly, courteous staff; Wait time was minimal; extremely helpful about pricing and insurance coverage!
Thomas K.
Love this place efficient fast , Great staff !
Lorrie B.
It’s always friendly, professional and clean. Most importantly, I feel I get top quality dental care.
Amy P.
I brought my 16 year old daughter her for a emergency root canal. The office staff were friendly and caring. Dr. Klubis was exceptional. Skillful, patient, and friendly. He stayed late to fit my […]
Colleen L.
Very professional and kind staff! Landis is wonderful to work with! Dr. Yasbin is world class!
Travis W.
The staff are so friendly, competent, and professional. The facility is clean and trustworthy.
Helen G.
Made dental experience comfortable, root canal treatment was pain free. Dr. and assistant made me feel relaxed during treatment and asked how I was doing during treatment.
Eric K.
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  • 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: (301) 862-6783
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