Adults and Braces

As an adult getting braces isn’t the most pleasurable thing you can do. Braces are for teenagers, not professional working adults, right? Well, if you want a straight smile to help improve your confidence in professional settings – as well as your self-confidence in regards to your appearance – then you definitely need to take… Read more »

Composite Fillings Are a Cavity’s Worst Nightmare

Cavities can invade our smile at any time. That is why it is vital to keep up with your oral care and dental checkups. Did you know, there is more than one kind of filling when it comes to restoring a smile? Well, it’s true! Composite fillings are a popular filling to choose when it… Read more »

Toothbrushing Tactics for Tackling Holiday Treats

There are plenty of toothbrushing tactics for tackling holiday treats. Unlike diet fads, the tried and true methods for cleaning our teeth in the past can be just as effective in modern times. Brushing our teeth is still one of the most effective and proven methods for proper oral health care. As long as we… Read more »

Restorative Dentistry Often Uses a Dental Implant to Replace a Knocked-Out Tooth

Restorative dentistry is a specialized form of dental treatments that focuses on replacing one or more missing teeth. While dental bridges used to be the industry standard for replacing teeth, in recent years more and more dentists, like Dr. , have been recommending dental implants to replace a knocked-out tooth. Before the implant can be… Read more »

Why Everyone Should Consider Switching to Composite Fillings

Amalgam fillings have been the dental filling of choice for over 150 years in America. The earliest known use of amalgams for dental use was first observed back in 650 A.D., so they have a long and proven track record of success. Despite their success rate, newly developed composite fillings have been shown to be… Read more »

The Steps Involved in a Dental Checkup

Are you about to visit your dentist, Dr. , for your six month checkup? If so, our team would like to help you prepare for your appointment! If you know what to expect during the treatment, you’ll feel more comfortable in the dental chair. So, when you come into our office, you can expect the… Read more »

What is Enamel?

You’ve probably seen it advertised on toothpaste that a certain brand will “strengthen tooth enamel.” Those same words also appear on bottles of mouthwash. But that raises the question of what enamel is, why it’s important, and whether or not you should be concerned about it. To help clear things up, our team here at… Read more »

Insights on First Aid, Treatment and Restoration Options with a Cracked Tooth

Your tooth enamel is harder than your bones. However, there are still times when a fall or blow to the face can badly chip or fracture one of your teeth. This is even more likely if you grind your teeth at night. Even if the damaged enamel doesn’t cause pain, you should still have your… Read more »

Can Our Six Month Smiles Straighten Your Pearly Whites?

At Blue Ribbon Dental located in Germantown, Maryland, Dr. Ronald Levine and our team are pleased to offer Six Month Smiles® for our patients looking for affordable smile solutions for crooked teeth. Six Month Smiles is a cosmetic braces system of short-term orthodontic treatment which uses clear brackets that are worn over your teeth to… Read more »

Addressing Tooth Sensitivity with Fluoride

Each day, the acidic foods and drinks you consume, as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth, can erode the microscopic minerals that make up your tooth enamel. In time, this enamel erosion can create microscopic channels through the enamel layer of your teeth, exposing the sensitive internal structures of your tooth. This often… Read more »