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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Patient Reviews
I am always taken good care of by Jamillah, my dental hygienist. She is professional and a nice person who genuinely is concerned about the health of my teeth and gums.
Debbie C.
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 […]
David E.
The customer service is excellent. Everyone is very courteous and Dr. Longley was very comforting and explained everything in a way that I completely understood. Dr. Longley took my concerns into […]
Deborah D.
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.
Ease of scheduling, assistance provided by the reception area and calm, professional, understanding care provided by the dental professionals
Shirley F.
Great service.
John W.
Great people. Little wait time. Educated me on the health of my teeth with the how’s, why’s, and alternatives.
Taylor C.
Representative at billing desk knew my account well. Billed me correctly with explanations, scheduled my appointments to meet my needs. Thorough cleaning Hygienist explained the procedure as she was […]
Brenda S.
Office staff is so nice and technician was kind as well – I don’t like dental visits but it helps a lot when you feel welcomed.
Jessica B.
I would select a 10, but can’t move the score.
Linda P.
I pride myself on cleanliness and your office is very clean. Even when you are speaking with the receptionist and pan behind the desk, it is clean. The team that sits up front is so professional and […]
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Efficient caring knowledgeable staff.
Linda B.
Barbara provided excellent service and conducted herself in a very professional manner. Always displays a pleasant and contagious personality!
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Kirss G.
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 […]
Sabrina G.
I was very relieved by the friendly and helpful assistance I received at this location. I did not wait long, the staff was very friendly and even though there was only one dentist on duty at the time […]
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Professional staff, aesthetically pleasing environment, Dr. /patient interaction respectful, informative and assuring.
Thomas J.
The staff was professional.
Evangeli K.
On time. Everything done in a timely, friendly manner.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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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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