Dental One Associates of Cross Keys
2 Village Square, Suite 250, Baltimore, MD 21210

Keeping Children Cavity-Free

Cavity Prevention

Dentists agree that teaching smart oral hygiene habits to young children is the best way to help them enjoy a lifetime of strong teeth and healthy gums. Research has shown that children who develop cavities in baby teeth are much more likely to face cavities as adults. It is wise for all parents to take the time to learn whether or not their children are abnormally predisposed to tooth decay, and a dental examination is a perfect way to assess whether your child faces low, moderate, or elevated risk of cavities.

The children tooth decay affects will benefit greatly from a vigilant oral hygiene regimen formulated with the help of a dentist in Baltimore. Affordable dentists can instruct parents on how to assist their kids with daily brushing and flossing routines and can provide useful cavity prevention pointers.

Children should begin brushing as soon as their very first tooth appears. It is important to actively help kids brush their teeth at least until they are old enough to tie their own shoes, which is typically around the ages of five or six. Because tooth decay is known to have a genetic component, take extra care of your children’s teeth if your family has a history of dental problems. 

Also, be sure to foster healthy dental habits in the kitchen as well as at the bathroom sink by limiting starchy snack foods and sugary beverages and by encouraging kids to rinse their mouths after eating.

Ultimately, all children are at some degree of risk for developing tooth decay, but by following a few key cavity prevention tips, the potential for decay and gingivitis in the youngest patients can be substantially lowered.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

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

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I’ve never liked going to the dentist since I was a child because of my sensitive teeth. Came across Dental One Associates of Cross Keys and it has been my best experience to date. From the front […]
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Always efficientv and friendly staff.
Michael S.
Problem was diagnosed and I was referred on to next steps. I asked plenty of questions and they were answered. I also appreciated that the office slipped me in, as my problem was acute and it seemed […]
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Karen L.
I have been going to Dental One for over 10 years. They are very nice to deal with, from the dentist to the receptionist. I am very happy and will continue to go there.
Jeremy R.
Dr. Hashim and the staff are incredibly patient, knowledgeable and caring.
Nicholas J.
the patience of the staff and willingness to explain everything to me.
Sheila M.
Every appointment is a positive experience.
Naiima M.
All staff were extremely professional and the exam was the most comprehensive I have ever received. Highly recommend this practice and as a new patient very pleased to have chosen this office.
D M.
Professional staff and comprehensive exam.
Dennis M.
The initial visit was an unusually long wait but it was worth it. The wait was explained due to an emergency visit and Dr Diorio apologized. He was very thorough in explaining the type of treatment […]
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I have relied on your office for many years
David C.
the staff and doctor were very nice and told me all i needed to know about what would be done and the cost.thanks to all of you
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Everyone is always pleasant and it maked ypu feel very welcomed
Nicole E.
Great people. Little wait time. Educated me on the health of my teeth with the how’s, why’s, and alternatives.
Taylor C.
I really liked my hygienist Jamiliah(?). (Not sure about spelling). She was professional, personable and gave me a great cleaning! The dentist was professional and nice too!
Helen M.
I have been a patient for years. I have not had a problem with scheduling an appointment. The staff is always friendly and always professional. I have referred others because of the great service […]
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (443) 863-6394
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