How Are Dental Implants at Gordon Center for General & Advanced Dentistry Different From Clear Choice?
The dental solution at Clear Choice 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 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 like Clear Choice or Aspen Dental 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.
When you’re looking for a new dentist, you want to be sure to find someone who has an excellent reputation with their peers as well as their patients. Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Leonard Gordon have won best dentist awards, taught and lectured in front of dentists, and have positive reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp. Additionally, you want to find someone who can help you achieve your most beautiful, natural looking smile. As with any cosmetic work, you don’t want people to see that you had something done—you want them to see you. We can achieve the best cosmetic dentistry results so, in the words of our patients, people will compliment your smile, not your teeth. If you’d like to learn more about transferring care and coming here as a patient, visit our New Patients section.
At Gordon Center for General and Advanced Dentistry, we specialize in treating patients who have a fear of the dentist. First, you should know that you are not alone. Research suggests that anywhere from one in 10, to one in five people have some fear of going to the dentist. New patients often tell us that it is because of a prior experience. They may have felt rushed, pressured into unnecessary treatment, or found dental work to be painful. At Gordon Center, we take the time to make you feel comfortable. We’ll talk you through treatment options, answer any questions you may have, and make sure you are fully numb before completing any dental work. In fact, if you visit our Testimonials or YouTube page, you will see several stories of real patients who were afraid of the dentist, but love coming to see us!
Our philosophy has always been to take care of our patients. We understand that dental emergencies may not occur during regular business hours, and we will do our best to make you comfortable as soon as possible. During normal business hours, we make same-day appointments for our regular patients who are experiencing dental pain, sudden cracked teeth or have lost a crown. If you encounter a severe dental problem outside normal office hours on a holiday, weekend, or in the middle of the night, you can contact our office at 301-258-1998 for instructions on how to reach Dr. Gordon. If you are a new patient, we will find the next available new patient appointment during normal business hours, so that along with addressing your symptoms, we can be sure to gain a full dental picture, so our treatment contributes to your overall health. Because of our longstanding relationships with local specialist providers, if you need to see a specialist, we can usually facilitate the scheduling of an appointment within one to two business days.
At Gordon Center for General and Advanced Dentistry, we work with all dental insurance companies. We are considered an “out of network” provider. This means we are not under contract with any insurance companies. (Dental insurance plans often tell dentists the treatment they should pursue—not necessarily the treatment that’s indicated.) We individualize care and provide you with the very best experience. It gives us the freedom to schedule your appointments based on the time you need, as well as to discuss treatment options and diagnose you based on years of clinical experience and success. As a fee for service office, we request payment in full at the time of service. We accept all major credit cards, check and cash for payment. Our office will electronically file your claim and all supporting documentation with your insurance company on the day of service. This will help you receive your maximum allowed dental benefit as soon as possible—and it means there is no additional work on your end. Most PPO insurance companies will help you with a portion of the cost of your dental care when you see an out of network provider; this reimbursement check will be mailed directly to you.