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

Tips for Helping Kids Stay Cavity Free

Cavity Prevention

Ensuring that their children grow up with an appreciation of the importance of good oral hygiene is one of the most valuable things a parent can do. Teaching little ones to brush, floss, and maintain proper dental care practices from their earliest years on is something that can pay dividends for decades to come. Giving kids the tools they need to avoid expensive, painful dental problems as they grow older is an objective all parents should strive to meet.

Thorough brushing and flossing must be an integral part of every child’s daily dental care regimen in order to eliminate the bacteria that contribute to plaque buildup. When plaque sits on the teeth, bacteria begin to eat away at essential tooth enamel and cavities are likely to result. As soon as a child’s first tooth emerges, daily teeth cleaning must begin. Flossing plays an equally important role, as it helps remove food particles and debris that a toothbrush may not be able to reach. An affordable dentist can help parents determine an appropriate dental care plan at each stage of a child’s development.

The benefits of fluoride in terms of maintaining good dental health must not be underestimated. Parents should research whether or not they live in a municipality with a fluoridated water supply. If they do not, it is wise to consult with an affordable dentist in to find effective, safe ways to introduce fluoride supplementation as needed as a means to cavity prevention.

Parents who are committed to providing their children with the best possible dental care program should also investigate dental sealants, which can be an effective cavity-prevention tool. A sealant is basically a thin coating of material that is applied directly to the child’s back molars. It is intended to create a barrier that prevents intrusion of bacteria and food debris into the tiny grooves and ridges in those teeth.

By taking small children to see the dentist as soon as their first teeth appear, parents can ensure that sound dental care habits and practices become a way of life for the entire family. The positive impact of that decision will be felt for a lifetime.

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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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 […]
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Awesome dentist and staff. Very friendly and professional
Mark C.
Dr. Lasher is the reason I have been a patient for many years. He is an exceptional dentist.
Helen G.
Always professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Never had to wait for long periods of time.
Michele H.
Office staff, assistants and dentist were all very kind and accommodating.
Christine A.
The overall dental office atmosphere was outstanding. The dental hygienist was very knowledgeable and excellent job on all levels from each staff and Dr. Harriman.
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Great people providing outstanding service.
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Great staff, Great doctor, comfortable surroundings.
Barbara 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.
Great dental care and customer service.
Dianna A.
This is the best office I have ever been to. Been going to Dr. LAsher for 25 yrs.
Melanie S.
Like Doc Lasher and staff.
Campbell I.
Accommodating office staff and good care in the chair!
Tammy C.
great service as usual
Kyle O.
Excellent care, friendly staff consistently over the many years I’ve been coming there. I have recommended more than a few and they feel the same.
Linda B.
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.
This is the only dental office that has ever made feel comfortable.
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I’ve been getting my dental care there for a long time.
Mark H.
I’ve been going here for about 13 years! Everyone is professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Very happy!!!
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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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