Avoiding Dry Socket

In many cases, our dentist, Dr. Steven Rattner and the staff at Steven Rattner DDS will do everything possible to save a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or by disease. But there are some situations in which a tooth needs to be extracted. An impacted wisdom tooth may... Read more »

How Dental Fillings Conquer Cavities

Your tooth enamel is that hard outer layer of your teeth. When it is damaged and a hole forms, it is called a cavity. If a cavity digs into the canal of a tooth, your pulp risks infection. This can lead to tooth loss. You can conquer this problem with... Read more »

Water Flossing Secrets for a Healthy Smile

With the coming of winter and a joyous football season amongst us once more, it is important to clean your teeth every day. The additional feasts and tailgates galore are enough to put your tooth enamel into overdrive. The American Dental Association suggests brushing your teeth at least twice daily... Read more »

The Causes and Prevention of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a very common problem among Americans. While the early stage of gum disease, also called gingivitis can be easily addressed by your dentist, if gum disease is left untreated it can eventually result in tooth loss and even the loss of the bone in your jaw. There... Read more »

Choose a Dental Bridge

Have you lost one or more permanent teeth because of gum disease, extensive decay, or another issue? Drs. Rattner, Servais, Roosta, and Suralie may recommend a dental bridge in College Park, Maryland. A dental bridge is a restoration that is designed to close the gap in your smile. A bridge... Read more »

Oral Health Care Facts Blog: Dentures

Are you ready to take the steps into a new world with a new set of teeth? No matter how many teeth you need to replace, dentures are capable of filling out your smile once again. It's never too late to think about what dentures, can do for you, including the... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Used to Restore a Tooth Lost to Severe Oral Trauma

Severe oral trauma can sometimes result from sports injuries and automobile accidents. In some of these cases treating the damage done to the body takes precedent over the damage done to your teeth. If a tooth was severely damaged it might need to be extracted to reduce pain and prepare... Read more »

The Guide to Diagnosing and Preventing Halitosis

Halitosis is common in many individuals, but its causes and symptoms are not always the same with everybody. Although halitosis, also known as gum disease, may simply be the result of smelly foods, if it continually occurs, it may be the sign of something more serious, including underlying conditions outside... Read more »

Avoid Extractions by Saving Damaged Teeth with Dental Crown Treatments

Dental crowns are a highly effective tooth restoration service that can transform the look and function of your smile by placing a cap over a tooth completely concealing it. Dental crowns are renowned for their durability and customization, allowing a tooth that is broken or damaged to remain safe and... Read more »

Are Your Teeth and Toothbrush as Clean as They Could Be?

Are your teeth and toothbrush as clean as they could be? If you are looking to improve your tooth brushing skills, one easy method is to expand the care you give to your toothbrush. If your toothbrush is past its expiration date or has fallen into disorder, it will not... Read more »