As far as dental hygiene is concerned, this a habit that you would ideally avoid. Unlike when you give a child a bottle during the day and they digest it before sleeping, if you put a child to bed with milk or juice—especially an older child who does not need it for sustenance but has just grown accustomed to it—the sugars in that drink will sit on their teeth all night and can cause cavities. If it makes you feel any better, we have to give adults who go to sleep with cough drops the same news. When you go to sleep, you want to avoid any sugars coating your teeth all night long.
What Should I Do if a Dentist Who Takes My Insurance Recommends a Procedure That I’m Not Sure I Need?
Bring your X-rays to Gordon Center for General & Advanced Dentistry for a free second opinion consultation. Few dental decisions on treatment need to be acted on immediately. Dr.’s Leonard and David Gordon will give you information that will allow you to make the decision that is best for you. We are able to provide an expert and impartial diagnosis, because of our unique vantage point: (1) Dr. Leonard Gordon and Dr. David Gordon have nearly 50 years of combined dental experience, so they’ve likely seen a case—or several—like yours before. (2) Because the Doctors Gordon do not participate with insurance, we are not under the same pressure to produce a certain amount of work, and therefore only recommend necessary treatments. Click here to schedule an appointment.
Current literature says that gum disease and missing teeth can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, and heart problems. Not to mention, it can affect your quality of life; making it hard to chew the food you enjoy, or uncomfortable to smile in social settings or pictures. We can help you find the right treatment for you—be it dental implants, or a bridge, or full or partial dentures. Contact Gordon Center for General & Advanced Dentistry at 301-258-1998 or by clicking here to schedule a free consultation.
Dental Implants and crowns have the same chewing force as natural teeth—and you’ll be able to chew even more than before if your teeth were compromised by gum disease or badly broken. Watch Pearl’s testimonial to learn more and click here or call 301-258-1998 to request an appointment.
Washingtonian Magazine just released its list of 2019 TOP Dentists and both Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Leonard Gordon were selected as excellent again this year by their peers! As Washingtonian explains, the list is pulled together by polling area dentists and asking them to rank local dentists "on a scale from 1-5, with 5 being excellent." They're asked to rank other dental professionals based on experience, continuing education, use of technology, patient satisfaction, and quality of their work. Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Leonard Gordon possess nearly 50 years of combined experience, use the latest technology, and achieve beautiful results. Call 301-258-1998 or click here to schedule an appointment.
How Are Dental Implants at Gordon Center for General & Advanced Dentistry Different From Corporate Dental Offices?
The dental solution at corporate practices often allows for only one solution: Extract all teeth and do an all-on-4. An all-on-4 is very good when it’s the appropriate treatment solution, however most people want more information about their options and about dental implants. Our goal is to find your best treatment. In our experience, many of the second opinion consultations we see from offices like Clear Choice don’t need their one solution. Contact us at 301-258-1998 to request an appointment to see what’s the right solution for you.
One fun way to motivate children of all ages is to use technology. For small children, this can mean playing a fun song or video when they brush their teeth, like this one featuring Elmo. And there's always the traditional approach of using an “egg timer." Younger children, older children, and adults should all brush for two minutes. For older teens, Dentistry IQ has a list of cool tools they can use to brush and floss their teeth and braces. If your teen still seems uninterested in brushing their teeth, schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning. This way they can hear why brushing and flossing are so important from our dentists and hygienists .
Gordon Center for General & Advanced Dentistry is a private practice, full service dental office. Dentists at chains often “come and go.” In contrast, Dr. David Gordon has been at our office for eight years, and Dr. Leonard Gordon has been here for more than 30 years. That means you can depend on continuity of care. Read more about our dentists' experience and philosophy.
Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Flavored water is a sneaky cause of tooth decay. You may be wondering why, since it’s usually sugar-free and there are no artificial sweeteners. The reason is that it’s most often citrus flavored: lemon, lime, grapefruit, and so forth. The citric acid in the flavored water eats away at your tooth enamel, which can cause stains, sensitivity, decay, and cavities. It also makes the water’s PH particularly acidic which is not good for your teeth either. There are a couple of things you can keep in mind to minimize negative repercussions: First, if you’re going to drink flavored water, do it in one sitting and with food. That’s better than sipping on it by itself, over a long period of time, which allows it to coat your teeth all day long. Second, limit the amount you give to children. (Their enamel is not fully developed and so they’re more susceptible to decay.) As with soda, juice, energy drinks, or anything else; we recommend consuming in moderation, having with food, and brushing your teeth afterwards. Finally, don't forget to schedule your routine dental cleaning appointment where you will get your teeth cleaned, as well as have a routine exam with the dentist and hygienist.
Dental implants are currently the best option for replacing missing teeth and maintaining the integrity of your facial structure after you’ve experienced tooth loss. If you see an ad for dental implants at cut-rate prices, keep in mind some advertised fees are just too good to be true. You should be wary of an office quoting a total fee over the phone without a consultation. A one-size-fits-all price doesn’t speak to a tailored treatment plan designed with you in mind. Dr. Leonard Gordon and Dr. David Gordon are national experts on all-on-4 dental implants. We only use FDA-approved implants. Click to learn more dental implants, the all-on-4 dental implant procedure, and the how we use the latest dental technology at our practice.