What Effects Does Gum Disease Have?

One of the most common diseases we treat in our office is gum disease. Since this sickness can do so much harm to your chompers and gums, you should understand what causes it and how to avert it. Gum disease, also referred to as pyorrhea and periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums that causes destruction to and threatens... read more »

Treating Your Gum Disease

Gum disease affects approximately half of the adults in the United States. But because it is often painless in its earliest stages, you may not be aware that you have it. Your dentist may be the first one to spot gum disease, which in its early stages is known as gingivitis. However there are some symptoms of which you should... read more »

Facts About Extraction

Your teeth can become damaged from an accident or other trauma, or by disease or decay. Extraction may be necessary to relieve a mouth crowded with teeth, or for an orthodontic or wisdom tooth procedure. In a simple extraction, your dentist will us an instrument called an elevator to loosen your tooth, before extracting it with a pair of forceps.... read more »

Great Smiles are Possible with Dental Sealants

If you have suffered any damage to a part of your tooth and want to further protect your teeth from tooth decay, dental sealants are a great option. Dental sealants are used to protect molars, which tend to have a high risk for cavities. Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic applied to the chewing surfaces of the back... read more »

What Do You Know about Zoom! Whitening Systems?

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your teeth without the addition of artificial materials on your smile? Do you want to boost the color of your smile by clearing away the problematic stains? If so, make room for a Zoom! Whitening treatment. Zoom! whitening is designed to keep your teeth looking white and bright year-round, without the need... read more »

A Healthy Mouth and a Healthy Body

When you visit Dr. Ronald Levine at Blue Ribbon Dental in Germantown, Maryland, he will of course focus on your teeth and gums. But the health of your mouth can be an indicator of your overall health. And, issues in your mouth can impact the rest of your body. Your dentist may be the first person to notice that you... read more »

How to Keep Your Smile Bright & Beautiful

You finally decided to have a professional teeth whitening treatment. You’re loving your newfound confidence and the renewed brightness of your teeth. Finding an excuse to smile is easy as you enjoy sharing its radiance. Unfortunately, teeth whitening is not permanent. Touch-ups will be needed from time to time to retain the brightness of your teeth. However, there are ways... read more »

All You Need to Know About Teeth Grinding

Unfortunately, many people in the world today grind their teeth, whether it’s at night or during the day. If you’re one of these people, it’s important to do what you can to eliminate the habit and save your smile. Dr. Ronald Levine and our dental team will be more than happy to help you do so, but first we would... read more »

Oral Accidents Happen… Are You Prepared?

Oral accidents happen… are you prepared? Even though you cannot predict when accidents will occur, and you cannot fully prevent them from happening, you can take steps to prepare yourself with effective treatment means which can often be the difference in your recovery. Listed below are a few varieties of oral emergencies and their effective treatment plans: Bad bites: -... read more »

What Are the Benefits of a Zoom! Whitening Treatment?

What are the benefits of a Zoom! Whitening treatment? Although Zoom! whitening is considered a major technological breakthrough in the battle against stained teeth, it is still underutilized by many individuals. Zoom! whitening works by applying a specialized whitening gel to a tray that is placed in your mouth. Once activated by a specialized light source, the gel is activated... read more »