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 with Dental One Associates at SteepleChase for several years. The staff have been nothing but pleasant, friendly, and made my dentist experience amazing. Also, they’re on time!!!! Dr. […]
Tya J.
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 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.
Christopher O.
I must say this is one dental location where the staff’s professionalism makes you feel like family and the dental work makes you smile with laughter.
Vincennes V.
Great fast service
Major R.
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.
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.
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.
I love the professionalism, quick efficient service and DR Okoro is the best dentist I’ve ever had. Great bedside manner!!
Olubukola A.
Great service !
Kenneth M.
I was greeted by a very nice lady. I was already scared to death because I was in pain. Dr Wilson was spectacular and was able to prescribe me some medication prior to my oral surgery (01/26/18). I […]
Ivy G.
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.
The staff are nice and friendly and Dr. Okoro was amazing.
Chukwuemeka O.
Staff was very polite. Great customer service.
Shandra S.
Good customer service & they take their time with you
Carolyn S.
Excellent customer service the doctor explained each procedure
Anthony H.
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 […]
Tynia F.
They made me feel comfortable.. I’m not a dentist person but this office I had no problem with.
Doreatha J.
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.
Ethel B.
The people and the service was wonderful. The doctor help me understand the problems that was going on with my teeth.
Shannon C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (240) 392-3983
Our Location