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

Plan Your Teeth Cleaning Schedule

Dental Hygiene

Good dental care is the best way to keep your smile healthy for life, but brushing and flossing at home isn’t enough. Experts recommend that you visit your dental hygienist for professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year to enjoy optimal oral health. Your dental insurance policy probably covers the cost. The teeth cleaning doesn’t take long and it isn’t painful. The benefits of professional cleaning go far beyond making your teeth look better; it can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Your mouth is full of bacteria—which is perfectly normal—but it causes tooth decay and gum disease. Twenty-four to 48 hours after you receive a professional teeth cleaning, the oral bacteria the dental hygienist removed starts to re-form. Even though routine brushing and flossing helps to remove the bacteria on an ongoing basis, plaque buildup recurs within six months of your teeth cleaning appointment. Plaque that is not removed by brushing becomes too hardened to remove with a toothbrush. At this point, only a dental hygienist and a professional teeth cleaning can help.

What to Expect from Your Teeth Cleaning

First, a thorough dental exam is performed to determine the state of your oral health and hygiene. Next, your dental hygienist will place instruments into your mouth to scrape debris and tartar from between your teeth and underneath your gums. You’ll hear the sound of scraping and may feel some mild discomfort, but there should be no actual pain. The better you take care of your teeth at home, the less invasive your dental cleanings will be.

Additional Benefits of Routine Teeth Cleaning

Even if your only dental visit is for a routine teeth cleaning, your dentist can spot such problems as new cavities or gum inflammation during the exam. Seeing your dentist can even save your life, since the condition of your teeth and gums can reveal serious medical issues like oral cancer, leukemia, and diabetes.

When you practice proper at-home brushing and flossing and visit your dental hygienist twice a year, your teeth cleaning will be a breeze.

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 11 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
I’ve been coming to this office for quite sometime and I’ve received nothing but excellent care and treatment. Thank you Dental One Staff. Keep it up.
Caryn A.
Very friendly staff
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Jewell W.
Dr. Dion and Dr. Wilson are always friendly and make me feel comfortable even though I hate the novacane injections. They are very honest with me about my dental health and offer me the best advice […]
Leekra J.
My answer is 10, definitely. I have already referred another person who is now a new patient.
Eulalia R.
Friendly and great customer service
Jacqueline L.
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.
All services were outstanding.
Edward H.
Dionne and Dr. Wilson always make my experience great. They have wonderful personalities, especially Dionne. I love engaging in conversation with them.
Margaret R.
The staff are wonderful and pleasant. They make it a breeze to get all of the services they provide.
Marie B.
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.
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.
Ireatha R.
First time coming to this office, everyone was very professional and very nice. I do not like the dentist AT ALL, but I’ll be coming back. :-)
Brianna B.
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 […]
Jackie T.
Outstanding service
Joseph M.
I had an emergency dental problem and the office was quick to respond and give me an appointment the same day and the dentist was very attentive and informative for my issue.
Yvette H.
I had great service
Velma W.
Excellent service and the employees are very friendly.
Keny B.
Excellent service!
Barbara F.
Dr. Okoro is the most professional dentist I have ever been to. I came to her crying about the tooth pain and my fear of needles, she was able to calm me down, provide an excellent service, and […]
Symone E.
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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