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 »

The Relationship Between Cavities and Age

Cavities—the breakdown of enamel caused by plaque—are most common among children, but the physical changes that occur with aging make cavities a large problem for adults as well. If you’re well into your adult years, your teeth may be highly vulnerable to cavities. As you get older, the protective enamel... Read more »

Teeth Whitening: How to Get the Best Results

As you probably know, a smile is an essential part of making a good first impression. Similarly, you know that having a whiter smile can have a huge impact on a person’s confidence and quality of life. Of course, you probably know that you can use teeth-whitening to keep your... Read more »

Your New Partial and Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Your new partial represents a serious investment in restoring the full function of your mouth. Including it as part of your daily oral hygiene routine will help it last for a long time to come. Many people that use a partial prefer to secure it in place with a little... Read more »

Being Fitted for Invisalign Plastic Aligners

Invisalign has been growing in popularity and availability as a great way for adults to correct minor adjustments in their bite pattern and smile. The aligners are made from a clear, durable plastic that makes it hard for the casual observer to notice. During the initial consultation your dentist or... Read more »