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

The Best Dentist Advice for Caring for Kids’ Teeth

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For your child to have a healthy smile as they grow and mature, they must develop good dental care habits at an early age. Try these trusted tips to give your child a healthy head start.

Start in Infancy

Your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay from the moment they emerge. That’s why the ADA recommends that the first dental visit occur by their first birthday, and preferably within six months after their first tooth comes in.

Find the Best Dentist

It’s important to find the best dentist for your child’s needs because their first dental appointment can affect their how they feel about the dentist and dental care for the rest of their lives. Ask your pediatrician to recommend an affordable dentist, talk to your friends about the dentists their children see, or search online for a pediatric dentist and read reviews from other parents.

Preparing for the First Dental Visit

When you’ve found the best dentist for your child, you need to make the first dental appointment. This visit is primarily for the dentist to examine your child’s dental development and offer dental care advice, but it’s also for your child to become comfortable with the dentist. Try these tips to make the visit easier for you and your child:

  • Explain that the dentist is your child’s friend and wants to help them have healthy teeth and gums.
  • Be positive and get your child excited about visiting the dentist.
  • Schedule a morning appointment when children tend to be more cooperative.
  • Keep concerns or fears to yourself since kids can sense your anxiety.
  • Never bribe a child with toys or treats to get them to the appointment.

Ask About Fluoride

Kids need fluoride for healthy dental development. Fluoride is a mineral that helps make tooth enamel stronger and more resistant to decay, while restoring weakened enamel. It’s often added to toothpastes, mouth rinses, and community tap water. Ask your dentist about your child’s fluoride needs to ensure that their teeth get enough fluoride.

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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Patient Reviews
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.
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.
I had great service
Velma W.
Excellent service!
Barbara F.
Staff was very polite. Great customer service.
Shandra S.
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.
Every one in the dentist office from the receptionist to the dentist are very warm and friendly and make you feel like your family.
Adrian W.
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.
My experience was great and I love my dentist.
Jacqueline T.
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.
Excellent service and the employees are very friendly.
Keny B.
All services were outstanding.
Edward H.
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.
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.
Professional quality service!
William T.
Very pleasant visit staff was highly professional, courteous, and informative.
Kevin S.
Very professional.
Winston W.
Outstanding service
Joseph M.
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.
The office staff and Doctors project a very professional and positive attitude when dealing with patients. A smile from each makes the visit to the office very welcoming.
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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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