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

Oral Hygiene in Waldorf, MD

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 at our practice offer gentle and expert oral hygiene in Waldorf and would love to help you maintain your oral health.

Why Do You Need to Know About Oral Hygiene?

It’s important to understand how healthy oral care habits can help prevent many major dental problems. Plaque and bacteria collect on your teeth and gums every day. If you don’t remove them regularly through good dental hygiene, they can develop into bad breath, tooth decay, and stages of gum disease. Yet, maintaining healthy hygiene habits like daily brushing, flossing, and regular visits to a dentist for professional care and cleanings, can help your smile stay protected from disease and decay. Call our practice if you want to know what proper dental hygiene can do for you.

Does Good Dental Hygiene Demand Much Attention?

Absolutely not. In fact, you can practice proper hygiene by adhering to a few quick and easy oral hygiene tips:

  1. Visit a dentist for dental check-ups and teeth cleanings twice a year
  2. Brush your teeth several times a day
  3. Floss around and between your teeth at least one time each day
  4. Brush very gentle to avoid damaging your tooth enamel
  5. Make sure that fluoride is an ingredient in your toothpaste
  6. Cut down on foods and beverages high in decay-causing sugar
  7. Don’t smoking or use tobacco

Can You Completely Protect Your Smile from Dental Decay and Disease?

There are many benefits to having a good dental hygiene routine at home, but you can’t disregard the importance of dental hygiene care from an experienced dentist. Professional dental care is your strongest weapon against dental decay and disease. Good oral health offers many general medical benefits as well, like improved immunity. Please call our dental office for a convenient appointment today.

Is There an Easy Way to Develop Good Dental Care Habits with Your Child?

The best way for your child to learn proper oral hygiene is by setting a good example. Start by taking them to a dentist by the age of one for a dental development evaluation. Then, take them back to the dentist twice a year for checkups, exams, and oral hygiene instructions for maintaining their dental health. Does your child get nervous when seeing the dentist or make at-home dental care difficult? We recommend rewarding a calm dentist visit with a favorite healthy snack or letting them choose a colorful or sparkly toothbrush for brushing at home. If we can provide more guidance on proper children’s dental care, call our office and ask our friendly staff.

How Can You Preserve Your Dental Health Between Dental Visits?

Along with getting regular cleanings and checkups from a dentist, you have to incorporate oral hygiene practices into your daily life to prevent plaque and tartar from attacking your teeth between dentist appointments. Regular dental care requires gently brushing your teeth every morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. Also, don’t forget to floss your teeth every day at least once to remove decay-causing plaque and debris. Give us a call so we can provide additional guidance on good dental hygiene habits.

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Patient Reviews
great service as usual
Kyle O.
Got right in with a dental emergency! Fast temp fix to last until I can have a crown installed.
Raymond C.
Donna Ash is wonderful, very professional!
Alicia M.
This is the only dental office that has ever made feel comfortable.
Patricia R.
Dr. Lasher never leaves you hanging if you walk in with an emergent problem in the mouth… Plus they work saturdays also.
Paul N.
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.
We love our hygienist, Donna. She runs on time or early for appointments. She’s friendly and interested in our family.
Elizabet B.
Friendly people there.Seem like family.Take you on time.
Cam C.
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.
Office staff, assistants and dentist were all very kind and accommodating.
Christine A.
This dental group is A1. The staff are very professional
Money W.
Great and pleasant experience! First time going with my 12 year old. Friendly staff. I will make this our permanent dentist office!
SheCooking
This was my first visit however, everyone made me feel very welcome. The Dr. explained everything to me while giving me a very thorough exam. The hygienist was very gentle and also took the time to […]
Diane M.
This is the best office I have ever been to. Been going to Dr. LAsher for 25 yrs.
Melanie S.
Dr. Lasher was great !
Catherine R.
Great people providing outstanding service.
Louis R.
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.
Dr. Lasher is an awesome dentist. I have recommended several friends and family members. His dental assistants are so friendly. You feel at ease when you have a to come there.
Lori H.
Always a great experience.
Demetria H.
Always having a great experience here.
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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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  • 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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