Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf
3500 Old Washington Road, Suite 301, Waldorf, MD 20602

Early Dental Care Keeps Smiles Bright for Life

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If you want your children’s teeth and gums to stay healthy and strong, seeking information about dental hygiene for kids is a great start, but knowing your kids need to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine is just the beginning. It’s important to know how to brush and floss properly, how to choose the right dental care products for your children, and when to seek professional dental care. Over time, poor oral hygiene will undermine your kids’ self-esteem and affect their general health, so don’t waste any time; teach them early, and avoid serious dental problems in the future.

Dental Care Basics and Products



Good oral hygiene prevents dental plaque from building up on teeth; this inhibits cavity formation and reduces the oral bacteria that cause bad breath. Your children’s dental care routine should include twice-daily brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and daily flossing. When they are old enough to brush unsupervised, consider introducing an electric toothbrush. If bad breath is a problem, using a gentle mouth rinse made for kids can be helpful. To encourage kids to stick to their routines, keep them interesting by changing brands and including themed products made specifically for children. Popular cartoon characters and bubble-gum or fruit flavors are kid favorites. Using quality products makes cleaning more efficient. Be sure your choices are accepted by the American Dental Association.

An Affordable Dentist is the Key to a Healthy Smile



Even with regular dental care, your children need to see a dentist regularly to catch developing problems before they become serious. In the long run, preventative dental care is less expensive and less painful than addressing advanced dental problems. Your children’s dentist can recommend specific products, brushing and flossing techniques, and treatments to keep oral hygiene on track and tooth decay at bay. Regular dental check-ups every six months and routine professional cleanings as recommended will help your children enjoy lifelong healthy smiles.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Waldorf, call Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf today at (301) 861-0665 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Waldorf. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf, 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 Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf.

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There was no wait time. My hygienist, Donna was awesome.
Wanda Q.
I wasn’t scheduled for an appointment but was overdue. I was there with my mother who had an appt. so she checked to see if any were available and there was. I was seen right away and received […]
Dillon C.
every thing in this office is professional they explain what they are going to do and take the time to care
Lisa G.
The doctors and techs are amazing and very professional. I have anxiety about procedures they make me very comfortable.
Edmonia W.
Dr. Lasher id the best. The hygienists are great too.
Lauren M.
Pleased with the overall experience was very satisfactory. Would definitely recommend your office to anyone.
Betty W.
Friendly, great work and ensured my comfort the entire visit.
Donieshia T.
everyone was exceptionally nice. everyone explained everything. the doctor was awesome
Debbie R.
I LOVE Dr. Lasher. I live in Old Town Alexandria and drive to Waldorf because I get the BEST care from him and his staff.
Donna H.
I enjoy seeing the same hygienist, and everyone is friendly.
Christine H.
Efficient, professional, friendly, caring. Great practice!
Constance W.
Office staff, assistants and dentist were all very kind and accommodating.
Christine A.
Dr. Harriman is the consummate professional:concerned about her patient, thorough and explains what is going on.
John K.
Staff attentiveness
Theresa D.
Dr. Lasher was great !
Catherine R.
Because of the professional and courteous service I receive from all the staff member at Dental One Associates.
Kurt D.
All around excellent
Jesse M.
All of the staff is always so pleasant and takes good care of me.
Sandra H.
Dr. Berry does a great job. Highly recommend him to be your new dentist! His assistant that day was very friendly as well. Great job guys!
Trayce G.
I’ve been going to Dental One all of my life. Donna, my hygienist, is the absolute best at her job. My teeth feel great after a check-up! She is extremely thorough and detailed, and most […]
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