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

Oral Hygiene in Capitol Heights, MD

If you want to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as they can be, you need to practice proper oral hygiene habits on a daily basis. Along with maintaining a good dental hygiene routine at home, you also need professional cleanings from a dentist you can trust. You will find the experienced dentist you need to preserve the health of your smile at our friendly dental practice.

What Does Oral Hygiene Have to Do with a Healthy Smile?

Oral hygiene is directly responsible for a healthy smile. To maintain dental health, you need to take care of your teeth and gums every day at home and visit a dentist for regular teeth cleanings and oral exams. These two steps can help prevent the development of plaque and tartar on your teeth, which can lead to serious problems like cavities and gum disease. A hygiene routine of both at-home and professional dental care can help you maintain good dental health. Please call our dental office to learn more about the importance of dental hygiene.

What Are a Few Tips for Practicing Good Dental Hygiene?

Keeping your smile healthy doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, all you need to do to protect your teeth and gums is follow these few dental dos:

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly, yet gently, after every meal
  • Floss once a day or more to dislodge any plaque and particles trapped around your teeth
  • Make sure to get a fluoride toothpaste because it helps make your tooth enamel stronger
  • Pick out a toothbrush that has soft or medium bristles to avoid damaging teeth and gums
  • Go to the dentist for cleanings and dental exams every six months
  • Quit using cigarettes and other types of tobacco
  • Cut down on the amount of high-sugar foods and drinks you consume

You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities, gum disease, and bad breath with these basic oral hygiene instructions.

Is There a Way to Make Keep Your Teeth and Gums Completely Healthy?

Yes. Along with making good oral hygiene habits a part of your daily life, the key to dental health is regular visits to a dentist near you for the advanced dental treatment and protection that only a dentist can provide. Having a healthy smile has also been shown to improve your immunity to infections and medical problems. Please call our office to book a visit for professional oral hygiene in Capitol Heights.

What’s the Best Way for Your Child to Learn Dental Hygiene Habits?

First of all, you need to lead by example and take your child to see a dentist for a full dental evaluation, before they reach the age of one. This professional dental treatment should continue every year throughout your child’s life. To help your child be more engaged in taking care of their smile, offer them healthy treats for being good at the dentist or make their at-home dental care into a fun, family activity. We can give you some more oral hygiene tips on making their dental care into a more enjoyable experience. Just call our office and ask our helpful staff.

How Can You Maintain Healthy Oral Hygiene Every Day?

Just as essential as seeing a dentist regularly for professional dental care is practicing excellent dental hygiene every day at home. What should be part of your at-home hygiene routine? Brushing your teeth throughout the day and after eating, along with flossing once a day. And get a toothbrush with soft bristles that’s small enough to reach even your back molars. Lastly, always use a toothpaste for fluoride to keep your tooth enamel strong. For additional guidelines on hygiene at home, feel free to call our office.

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My experience was excellent. The staff were very professional. The oral surgeon was the best. I will be making this my dental home!
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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. […]
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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.
Hardly saw the filling, Dr. Aulakh was great, going back soon for my next appointment.
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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.
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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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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
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I love the customer service at Steeplechase and the dentists are great, they actually care about their patients, I have recommended several of my […]
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Dionne and front desk staff are always pleasant and courteous makes feel like family when ever I come for a visit.
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Dr. Wilson has patience and is a just around AWESOME!!!!!
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Expectations met !!!...No problems with either the office personnel or the experienced attending technician.
William T.
Generally I am nervous when visiting the dentist, but Dionna always seems to put me at ease. I am very comfortable with her.
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The employee's there are very welcoming and the office is very organized and clean.
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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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