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

General Dentists in Waldorf

Great oral health can benefit your entire body. Together with an experienced general dentist in Waldorf, you and your family can enjoy a lifetime of dental health.

Why Should You Visit a Family Dentist?

Good dental care is the foundation of a healthy, sparkling smile. Visiting a general dentist for regular exams and screenings is the best way to prevent tooth loss and advanced gum disease. Most dental conditions are easier and less expensive to treat when caught early, which is why early diagnosis is key. Receiving regular dental cleanings and checkups can save you hundreds of dollars on dental care over the long term.

What Treatments Does a General Dentist Offer?

A general family dentistry office is where adults and children receive routine dental procedures. These treatments include oral cancer screenings, dental checkups, professional cleanings, and restorations like crowns and bridges. If you’d like to learn more about our general dentistry services, please give our office a call.

General Dentistry Services

At our state-of-the-art facility, our general dentists provide comprehensive care to people of all ages. Our office currently provides the services listed below.

  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Fillings and Restorations
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions

How Frequently Should I See a Dentist?

Patients with well-maintained teeth and gums may only need to see a dentist every six months. If you have extensive dental issues, it’s possible that you will require several follow-up visits at a dentist general practice.

How Much Will It Cost to See a General Dentist?

One of the most common questions we receive is, “How much does it cost to visit a general dentist near me?” The answer is different for every patient. The required procedures and treatments as well as your insurance coverage will factor into your total charges.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

Professional dental cleanings are vital to achieving a healthy smile. During this procedure, manual and ultrasonic instruments are used to cleanse, brush, and polish the teeth. While practicing good oral hygiene at home is important, it is no substitute for a thorough cleaning from a dentist or dental hygienist.

How Long Do Dental Visits Last?

If you have a busy schedule, you may be concerned about how long appointments at a general dental office last. Most routine visits are completed in less than an hour, but if you are receiving extensive dental work, your visit may be longer. Give us a call if you are concerned about your appointment’s duration.

What Are the Numbers Dentists Use to Measure Gums?

Dentists utilize a system called dental charting to measure the health of patients’ gums. During this procedure, the dentist uses a probing instrument to measure the pockets along the gum line while calling out numbers to a dental assistant, who adds them to your file. These measurements range from 0-7 millimeters, with numbers over 3 millimeters indicating gum disease.

Why Is Good Oral Health Important?

A commitment to good oral hygiene habits can benefit your overall wellbeing. Healthy teeth and gums are less prone to inflammation and infections, both of which can exacerbate many medical conditions. Plus, healthy teeth and gums simply look more appealing. If you’re ready to achieve a glowing smile, call us today to set up an appointment.

Crowns

A crown, also known as a tooth cap, is a ceramic or gold cap that fits over a tooth that has been compromised by tooth decay, enamel wear, or severe chipping. Some patients even get a tooth crown for cosmetic […]

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Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a way to replace one or more missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth makes it easier to chew. It can improve your appearance by maintaining the natural contours of your face. It also helps keep your teeth, […]

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Dental Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Waldorf offer dental fillings to treat cavities.  Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth.  Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Dental Implants

Losing teeth to decay, injury, or gum disease can have a dramatic impact on your self-esteem and your social life. It can even affect the way you eat or speak. Fortunately, a dental implant procedure can give you back the […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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Dentures

Dentures are custom-designed to replace the teeth you’ve lost, whether you’re missing a few or most of your teeth. Tooth loss isn’t just a cosmetic issue, it’s a health issue too. Your jawbone actually needs the intermittent pressure of biting […]

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Regular dental visits and proper oral hygiene home care are the best means to achieving optimum oral health. Our dedicated staff is all focused on helping you achieve this goal. Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

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Oral Hygiene

You can preserve your dental health throughout your entire life by having healthy oral hygiene habits. This entails taking care of your teeth each day and seeing a dentist for professional dental care on a regular basis. The outstanding dentists […]

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Root Canal Therapy

To understand root canals, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth under the white enamel and a hard area called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in Waldorf will make the tooth extraction experience […]

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Lasher is the reason I have been a patient for many years. He is an exceptional dentist.
Helen G.
Got right in with a dental emergency! Fast temp fix to last until I can have a crown installed.
Raymond C.
Dr. Harriman and Donna my hygienist are great. They have cared for my teeth for over 14 years and I highly recommend them. They are professional, kind and thorough.
Dennis W.
Dr. Berry is great and all of the office staff
Danny J.
Have had wonderful care with Dr Lasher over a span of 20+ yrs
Pamela T.
Good service.
John S.
We love our hygienist, Donna. She runs on time or early for appointments. She’s friendly and interested in our family.
Elizabet B.
Great dental care and customer service.
Dianna A.
I have been a client/ patient here for nearly 20 years. Very friendly dentist and staff!
Robert T.
Quality care and friendly people.
Louis R.
Excellent care always
Stewart H.
Everyone is friendly, cheerful, professional and on time.
Nancy E.
Robin, the dental hygienist, is excellent. She is always on time, friendly, able to answer questions, and efficient. In other words, she is a professional!
Joan W.
Donna was outstanding !! Great conversation and care !
William S.
Dr. Lasher makes you feel very comfortable
Teresa S.
Great staff, Great doctor, comfortable surroundings.
Barbara R.
The staff are very friendly and you don’t wait long for your appointment.
Beverly J.
I found Dr. Dwight Berry and his assistant very professional, and quite attentive to my welfare and concerns. The atmosphere they set makes me feel so comfortable, I am no longer anxious to visit the […]
Ida H.
Very professional cleaning, quick and efficient!
Virginia E.
The doctors and techs are amazing and very professional. I have anxiety about procedures they make me very comfortable.
Edmonia W.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (301) 861-0665
Fax: (301) 843-4070
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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