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 just as reliable on small... read more »

The Steps Involved in a Dental Checkup

Are you about to visit your dentist, Dr. Ronald Levine, for your six month checkup? If so, our Ronald Levine 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 following steps... 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 Ronald Levine in Germantown, Maryland... 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 straighten your smile. The average... 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 results in a sharp or... read more »

Flossing is one Important Key in Preventing Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease is often caused by poor oral hygiene and the formation of hardened tartar at the gum line. Once hardened tartar forms, it can only be effectively removed by the professional tools and technique employed in our Blue Ribbon Dental cleaning. The earliest form of periodontal disease is gingivitis. Common symptoms include... read more »

The Standards of a Dentist Who is a Member of the American Dental Association

Did you know that dentists who are members of the American Dental Association work by five standards? Well, it’s true! That way you will have the best and most successful dental experience possible. ADA dentists care for you and your oral health, and they want you to have the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve. The standards that ADA dentists... read more »

Happy Memorial Day!

"On this Memorial Day, while enjoying the company of family and friends, let's not forget the fallen men and women in the Armed Forces who have made the celebration of this day possible. They are not just names without faces. They are our mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, and other relatives and friends, who have sacrificed... read more »

Reshaping Your Smile With Cosmetic Contouring

Many cosmetic dental procedures focus on the color or placement of teeth. These are undoubtedly valuable to a person who is concerned about the appearance of his or her smile. But some teeth may need more attention than whitening and repositioning. Sometimes, the shape of the tooth itself may need altering. In this case, cosmetic contouring can be beneficial. Cosmetic... read more »