Dental One Associates at Steeplechase
9141 Alaking Court, Suite 107, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Avoid the Dangerous Link Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease


Have you heard about the rising risk of dental problems among people with diabetes? Find out what you need to know.

Why Diabetes and Periodontal Disease are Cause for Concern

Dentists are so alarmed about diabetes and teeth because research has shown that diabetes can affect your dental health. Apparently, having high blood sugar raises your risk for many dental problems. But taking care of your teeth and managing your blood sugar level can protect you from dental problems including:

  • Periodontal disease, which is the most serious form of gum disease
  • An oral fungal infection called thrush
  • Dry mouth, which can lead to tooth decay, oral infections, and mouth ulcers

6 Ways to Prevent Possible Problems with Diabetes and Teeth

Armed with this knowledge about diabetes and periodontal disease, you must make certain lifestyle choices and changes to avoid any problems. Follow these six smart tips to keep yourself healthy:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after each meal.
  2. Floss on a daily basis.
  3. If you have dentures, make sure to remove and clean them each day.
  4. Get dental check-ups and cleanings every six months, but even more often if you suffer from diabetes and oral health problems.
  5. Stop smoking.
  6. Control your blood sugar level.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Capitol Heights, call Dental One Associates at Steeplechase today at (240) 392-3983 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great staff. Ms.barara and Ms.sheila. They have a lot of patience with customers who come in and need assistance with their heath plan. I admire them so much. All Doc.offices need staff like them.
Janie S.
Dental One has helped me keep my teeth. I was told years ago that I would lose all of my teeth from gum disease. Thanks too Dental One I can still smile!!!
Sharon C.
The courteous , professional and respectful customer service I receive from the doctors as well as the supporting staff is amazing. I actual enjoy making appointments.
Eloise F.
This office is exceptional. Every time I come here I am treated to a professional experience from Dr. Wilson and his staff. The dental hygienist Dion does a thorough job of making sure that my teeth […]
Ahmad G.
Dr.Wilson and his team are awsome.
Annette S.
Excellent service!
Barbara F.
Dr. Wilson, Linne, and the assisting team at the Capitol Heights location were the best. I had several needles for my procedure and felt nothing. I am a 60+ retiree and have had extensive dental work […]
Alice C.
Friendly and great customer service
Jacqueline L.
Very friendly staff would recommend to everyone to come here.
Quentin P.
Very professional staff. They really make your visit very personal..
Sharon C.
My experience was great and I love my dentist.
Jacqueline T.
Been coming here for many years love the front desk staff. Very pleasant.
Terria M.
The whole team starting with the receptionist, hygienist, dentist and biller (Ms. Sheila, Ms. Dionne, Dr. Wilson and Ms. Barbara) are always friendly, courteous, kind, respectful and FRIENDLY. I […]
Tanya G.
Very friendly staff
Towanda W.
Dr.Okoro and staff was great!!!! I had a procedure done and was in and out. Special thanks Rebecca, she was the total package. Front desk staff was very professional and inviting. Overall great […]
Phillip Y.
The entire staff.
Monique H.
Dental One Associates is great. I love Dr. Wilson, he’s very professional. If you’ve had your teeth cleaned by Dionne, you were in very caring hands. She’s wonderful. The front staff is always […]
Jackie T.
The people and the service was wonderful. The doctor help me understand the problems that was going on with my teeth.
Shannon C.
I have been attending Dental One Associates Steeplechase for about 4 months now and I must say that I’m totally impressed/satisfied! Dr. Wilson and the rest of the team (including the women up […]
Mz K.
I was given thorough details concerning my teeth as well as a thorough well-understood explanation of the interventions and treatment I will receive.
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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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (240) 392-3983
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