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 »

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… 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…. 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… 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… Read more »

Including Your New Denture Implants in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Your denture implant anchors represent a serious investment in securely anchoring your removable dentures. Even though the dentures, titanium anchor points and locking hardware are not subject to tooth decay, you will still need to clean them in your daily oral hygiene routine to effectively prevent the problems posed by gum disease. Residual food particles… Read more »

Advances in the Toothbrush

The modern toothbrush has been specifically designed to enable us to effectively care for our smiles. However, the toothbrush as we know it today was not invented until 1938. Let’s take a look at how the toothbrush evolved over time. Teeth-cleaning tools have been around since 3500-3000 BC. In Babylon and Egypt, people used twigs… Read more »