The Enemies of the Smile

Did you know your smile has enemies? Well, it’s true! There are many things that can attack and harm your teeth and gums. This is why it’s important to take good care of your smile on a regular basis. For the strongest and most successful oral health possible, our Steven... Read more »

Don’t Miss out on a Whiter, Brighter Smile This Year

Have you been wanting a brighter, whiter smile, but haven't taken the time to do anything about it? A healthy smile starts with a healthy foundation, and maintaining healthy tooth enamel and gums means brushing and flossing daily to keep your smile looking its best. Daily care along with regular... Read more »

The Holidays: How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Do you ever feel conflicted during the holidays because you want to enjoy the available sweets but also want to protect your oral health? It is important for you to protect your oral health, but there are a few things you can do to enjoy treats during the holidays without... Read more »

Tips to Creating a Healthier Smile

Dr. Steven L. Rattner DDS & Associates, located in College Park and Gaithersburg, Maryland, know that when it comes to caring for your smile, there are some helpful pointers in addition to brushing and flossing daily. Even if you brush and floss diligently, these tips can help you achieve a... Read more »

Tricks on Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy this Halloween

Halloween can be a fun holiday for your child, but it might be a scary holiday for their teeth, especially with all of the candy and sugar involved. So, to help you help your child have the best and healthiest smile in College Park, Maryland, this Halloween, our Steven Rattner... Read more »

Root Canals, Tooth Infection, and Abscesses

Have you ever heard of a tooth abscess or a tooth infection? While the two can be caused by similar issues, there are actually a few important differences between the two. For instance, while both issues will need professional treatment, the treatments could be very different. So, what are the... Read more »

A Badly Fractured Tooth Might Need to Be Extracted and Replaced with a Bridge

Even though your natural tooth enamel is very hard there are some rare occasions when a hard fall or a blow to the face can fracture a tooth. In an extreme case, the fracture might be so severe that it causes massive trauma to the internal structures of the tooth.... Read more »

The Ways to Keep Your Invisalign® Aligner in the Best Shape Possible

Do you want to have the best experience possible with Invisalign®? If so, it’s best to take great care of your aligner. If you don’t, your aligner will harbor bacteria, will no longer be invisible, and will start to smell. No one wants that, right? So, it’s important to keep... Read more »

Restoring a Tooth With a Bridge

A large cavity on one of your teeth that goes ignored or unresolved will continue to spread. As the decay advances, it can exacerbate and compromise the dentin, pulp, and root of the tooth. In some cases, the decay can compromise so much of the tooth that Steven Rattner DDS... Read more »

Critical Factors in an Effective Oral Hygiene Routine

An inadequate oral hygiene routine promotes tooth decay, while also increasing your chances of developing gum disease. A truly effective oral hygiene routine has several critical factors including using quality of oral hygiene products, brushing and flossing twice per day as well as an effective flossing technique. Finally, it encompasses... Read more »