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.

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Patient Reviews
I enjoy the courteous customer service that I receive from the staff front desk and the dentist and hygentist are very courteous and pay very close […]
Garness S.
This was my first time coming to Dr. Wilson, the staff was very friendly and nice.
Donice A.
Friendly, Clean and did a good job on my teeth.
Mary M.
Very friendly and care about your well being and look.
Dana M.
Wonderful people at Steeplechase! I haven't been there in two years (hate going to the dentist), but each time I visit everyone is courteous, kind […]
Linda H.
My last visit was stellar! There was little to no pain, some (very) minor discomfort. She was confident, swift and efficient. I would recommend her […]
Tim J.
The dental hygienist was awesome. She was extremely friendly. The doctor was polite also.
Omar P.
Generally I am nervous when visiting the dentist, but Dionna always seems to put me at ease. I am very comfortable with her.
Faye N.
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I loved my visit it was very informant about my teeth and the best way to keep my teeth up. The dentist staff waz awesome I could say they kept a […]
Antonio B.
The service is great, the staff is great. Would recommend to anyone.
Debra W.
Thanks for taking me with one days notice. Very pleasant dental staff. My crown was put back on and is working wonderfully. I will definitely be back.
Cora T.
Dr. Wilson and the entire staff at Steeplechase are amazing professionals at all times.
Rosa L.
I love the customer service at Steeplechase and the dentists are great, they actually care about their patients, I have recommended several of my […]
Garness S.
very professional. procedure was almost painless.
Nicole R.
Expectations met !!!...No problems with either the office personnel or the experienced attending technician.
William T.
I have always received great care when I am at Steeplechase Dental One and I received detailed information about my procedures and follow up details
Garness S.
Very professional friendly staff and nice clean office.
Tyriq W.
Hardly saw the filling, Dr. Aulakh was great, going back soon for my next appointment.
Marvalyn D.
I recently had my tooth extracted. That was by far one of the best experiences I have ever had. I was extremely nervous because they were taking out […]
Sakina M.
Very nice staff and dentist. Office atmosphere eases your mind. Always clean and neat!
Shauntece L.
As usual, the service was excellent! I went in for a routine periodontal scaling but was given the option to proceed with additional services already […]
Sheila T.
I absolutely love Dr. Wilson. It has been a while since I came to see him (I had moved out of the area), but I had to come back to him because I […]
Ijeoma I.
The employee's there are very welcoming and the office is very organized and clean.
Veronica J.
Appointment at 10:30am ,out by 11:30! Super fast service. I'd recommend them to anyone .
Tanika W.
Everyone was very friendly and professional!!
Courtney N.
Friendly and professional staff.
Willie E.
Love going here very nice friendly people wouldnt choose another dentist to go to
D'marko B.
Everyone there where really polite
Jacqueline T.
The services at the dental office is very professional and very friendly. When I report for my appointments in most cases, I'm always escorted back […]
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Jonathan R.
Staff and dentists very friendly and professional.
Linda B.
Everything is always excellent
Raymond B.
Everyone there is very friendly and professional, tentative to your needs.
Theresa B.
Good Friendly Service - the staff works hard to make you feel comfortable- I appreciate that the most
Fayette V.
The team was very professional
Kenny H.
They are very pleasant and professional.
Sandra S.
Dr. Wilson and his assistant were very professional explaining all options and keeping me apprised of each step along the way, as they worked.
David G.
I have no complaints. Everyone was really great. The Dental Assistant was very personable and treated me like I've been a long-time patient. […]
Charles C.
Dr. Wilson has patience and is a just around AWESOME!!!!!
Annette W.
As always the staff was friendly and the service was excellent. I always have a good experience at this office.
Teri B.
The staff is very nice, Dr. Wilson is excellent, bed side service is on point.
Donice A.
very efficient
Theresa C.
I must say I'm terrified by going to the dentist but my last visit to the steeplechase dental was great. .I did not feel any pain..I must commend the […]
Doretha J.
I do not like going to the dentist at all but Dental One always makes me feel at ease. All the jitters go away when I am there. Dionne is the best at […]
Sharon G.
Excellent Service!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tarsha A.
Dionne and front desk staff are always pleasant and courteous makes feel like family when ever I come for a visit.
Valencia B.
The staff, atmosphere, and overall ambiance is top notch!
Heidi H.
My experience was excellent. The staff were very professional. The oral surgeon was the best. I will be making this my dental home!
Courtney N.
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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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