Dental One Associates of Annapolis
2623 Housley Road, Gateway Village, Annapolis, MD 21401

Dental Care and Your Infant – A Super Start

Children's Dental Health Month

Across the country, dentists are gearing up for February, which is designated as National Children’s Dental Health Month. As part of the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile Program, professionals are offering much-needed dental services to children in their communities who may not otherwise have access to adequate dental care. Starting from infancy, good oral care is essential for building and keeping super smiles. Here are tips to help you keep your baby’s dental care on the right track.

Take care of baby teeth. Baby teeth appear in the first three years of life, and although they will fall out, it’s important to keep them healthy. Not only are they functional, but they also serve as placeholders for your child’s permanent teeth.

Clean your baby’s gums after feeding. Wipe their gums with a clean, moist washcloth. After teeth begin to emerge, brush them with a soft-bristled child’s toothbrush and plain water. Don’t use fluoride toothpaste until your child is at least two years old.

Brush your child’s teeth until they can do it alone. Until your child becomes more independent, supervise their brushing. Learning good dental care habits is critical for maintaining healthy teeth and gums for life.

Make sure your baby’s pacifier is clean. Don’t put it in your own mouth first or dip it in a sweet liquid.

Reduce your baby’s exposure to bacteria. This is essential for preventing tooth decay. Don’t exchange saliva with your baby by chewing food to soften it or sharing eating utensils.

Fill bottles only with water, milk, or formula. Don’t put your baby to bed with a bottle.

Feed your child a healthy diet. Include vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and limit sweet and starchy foods.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Annapolis, call Dental One Associates of Annapolis today at (410) 793-4922 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Annapolis. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Annapolis, 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 Annapolis. 

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Over the last 60 years or so that I’ve been going to the dentist, I’ve lived in 24 different places in the U.S. and overseas, and the level of care at Dental 1 is the best I’ve […]
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Dr. Sagafi is pleasant, professional, and very friendly with my four kids. She is calm and gentle, and every visit with her is easy and happy. She’s the best.
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Michelle has been my dental hygienist for years. She is very professional and friendly. She makes you feel relaxed and welcomed.
Teresa S.
I had a very good experience.
John O.
Great service, Friendly environment and Dr. B is great a explaining everything she is doing and why it needs to be done.
David B.
Dr Bonic she’s wonderful and has a great bedside manor
Korin H.
Very friendly staff
Michele N.
All personnel were very nice…very competent
Davey W.
I really like Jen & Dr B. The receptionist at check in was also very nice.
Julie B.
Friendly, efficient service. Convenient location. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Val, Dr. Kleif, and Michelle for many years. Nice to keep seeing familiar faces.
Kirsten G.
Office is always clean. Cheryl does an amazing job cleaning my teeth & is always on time!
Kimberly W.
The were ready for me shortly after arrival. The dentist was able to effectively explain the rationale for the procedure. He seemed very efficient and we were done quickly. He used state of the art […]
Dan N.
Very professional
Milagros M.
Dr. Khaleif and his assistant Pat explained everything thoroughly and put me at ease because I am not a good patient.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Phone: (410) 793-4922
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