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

Parent-Proven Secrets to Serving Kids Tooth-Friendly Foods

What you feed your child can affect their teeth as much as it impacts their health. Discover some savvy ways to give kids tooth-friendly foods and protect their dental health.

Slack on the Snacks

Did you know that every time your child eats, it feeds the bacteria in their mouth and increases their risk of tooth decay? That’s why cutting back on snacks can reduce both their chance of decay and trips to a kid’s dentist. Of course, everyone deserves an occasional sweet treat, but pediatric dental care experts say that if you serve sweets with a meal instead of as a separate snack, you’ll help save your child’s smile from decay.

Pack the Pantry with Healthy Foods

When your child gets hungry, if they only have healthy foods in reach, they’ll be more likely to choose them. That’s why pediatric dental care experts say you should keep your kitchen stocked with healthy foods like fresh veggies, whole fruit, yogurt, cheese, lean protein like chicken and turkey, whole grains, and nuts. Ask your pediatric dentist for ideas on adding healthier foods into meals and snacks.

Think Before Kids Drink

While it’s good to give kids tooth-friendly foods, it’s even better to also serve healthy things to drink. See, kids tend to reach for sugary juices and acidic colas, but their sugars and acids can badly decay kids’ teeth and require more trips to the pediatric dentist for care. It’s much better to give your child water or milk when they’re thirsty. When your child does have a sugary and acidic drink, have them rinse their mouth with water to wash the sugars and acids away.

Find the Recipe for Healthy Dental Care Habits

Food is a factor in dental health, but good dental care is just as essential. Teach your child to take care of their teeth by following these dental care musts:

  • Brush teeth at least twice a day.
  • Floss teeth once a day or more.
  • Rinse with water after consuming sugary or acidic foods and drinks.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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.

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Dr. Wilson, Dionne, Ms. Linnie and the staff as well as great customer service.
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The pleasant atmosphere that is fostered in the office.
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The staff are always pleasant, you seldom have to wait over 15-20 mins. after your appointment is scheduled and the dental tech always discuss your mouth care and answers your questions.
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The doctor and her assistant were great. I had a tooth extracted without any pain or complications. A day later I still barely felt any discomfort.
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Dionne and Dr. Wilson always make my experience great. They have wonderful personalities, especially Dionne. I love engaging in conversation with them.
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Professional Staff and a very proficient hygienist.
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All services were outstanding.
Edward H.
The office area was clean, the company has state of the art equipments and also the employees were very friendly especially the dentist/her assistant who examined me.
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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 staff was very friendly and courteous, my cleaning experience was good and the doctor was very friendly and professional. It was overall a good experience.
Priscilla H.
This was my first time in this office I was greeted with smiles and the whole time I was in there the nurses smiled and laughed with me and the doctor was awesome I will definitely keep this office […]
Alexis A.
They made me feel comfortable.. I’m not a dentist person but this office I had no problem with.
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The staff was super friendly very attentive, calm me because I was nervous I went there for an extraction I called my insurance company to make them my regular dentist office. I can’t thank y’all […]
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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 […]
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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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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