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

Preventive Care

Proper dental care is important at all ages. Good dental health requires you take daily care of your teeth and have regular dental check-ups. It is recommended that you receive professional dental check-ups and cleaning at least 1-2 times per year.

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, and they can with proper care, which includes correct gum care.

Gum disease–or periodontal disease–describes bacterial growth and production of factors that gradually destroy the tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth. More than 75 percent of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. Harmful bacteria are contained in a colorless sticky film called plaque, the cause of gum disease. If not removed, plaque builds up on the teeth and ultimately irritates the gums and causes bleeding. If left untreated, bone and surrounding tissue will decay, resulting in loose teeth, or worse, tooth loss.

Cavities, or tooth decay, often mistakenly thought to be a dental issue only for children, can happen at any time in your life. Tooth decay ruins the enamel that covers and protects the teeth. Without proper care and cleaning of the teeth, bacteria can cling to the teeth and form a sticky, colorless film called dental plaque. This plaque can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

How to avoid dental problems? Good daily dental practice, including:

  • Brush after meals with a toothbrush that has soft or medium bristles.
  • Use toothpaste with fluoride.
  • Use dental floss every day.
  • Eat fewer sweets, especially between meals.
  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco products.
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups.
Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Lasher and his team quickly diagnosed my problem. He and his team are kind and professional.
Lois K.
Treatment n customer service
Monee K.
This is the best office I have ever been to. Been going to Dr. LAsher for 25 yrs.
Melanie S.
Dr. Lasher id the best. The hygienists are great too.
Lauren M.
Dr. Harriman is the consummate professional:concerned about her patient, thorough and explains what is going on.
John K.
Excellent staff who make u feel great and are very professional
Ralph A.
Like Doc Lasher and staff.
Campbell I.
Staff attentiveness
Theresa D.
Always having a great experience here.
Demetria H.
I’ve had excellent treatment for over 30 years with this group.
Sharon S.
Donna is one of the best hygienist around and always takes the time she needs to make sure everything is wonderful with my teeth! Doctor Harriman is wonderful and always goes out of her way for me […]
Karen P.
Overall excellent experience!
Alfonso C.
The staff. Donna Ash and Dr. Lasher are the best. Front desk staff are always pleasant and efficient.
Patrick M.
Always a great experience.
Demetria H.
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.
The staff is so friendly and Dr. Berry is spot on the best dentist I have ever had. We are a military family and I have to change dentists every 2-3 years. There are so many to choose from, however I […]
Trayce G.
Pleased with the overall experience was very satisfactory. Would definitely recommend your office to anyone.
Betty W.
I’ve been going here for about 13 years! Everyone is professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Very happy!!!
Connie W.
Excellent, timely, friendly service; appointment was shorter that expected.
Michael G.
We love our hygienist, Donna. She runs on time or early for appointments. She’s friendly and interested in our family.
Elizabet B.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

1 Saturday per month

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 - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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