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 »

How to Keep Your Oral Health Strong

Have you heard that there are several steps you’ll need to take if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy? For instance, would you be surprised to hear that you should brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day? Have you heard that there are several... Read more »

Does Fluoride Help or Hurt Our Bodies?

The question is often asked, does fluoride help or hurt our bodies? Fluoride is a mineral found in bodies of water all across the planet, but it has recently come to the attention of many people due to its inclusion in many consumer products. Studies have linked fluoride to various... Read more »

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 »