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WELCOME TO OUR PRACTICE

Dental Experience
At Gordon Center for General and Advanced Dentistry, we have been providing the very highest standard of dental care to patients across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for more than 30 years! From  general dentistry , to  cosmetic dentistry , to family dentistry, and advanced dental implant procedures, we help our patients look and feel their best. Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Leonard Gordon have been recognized by their peers and patients as “America’s Top Dentists.”

Dr. David Gordon teaches University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Leonard Gordon’s position as Clinical Advisor to Van Hook Dental Studio—one of the premier dental laboratories in the United States—allows our patients access to the finest and most current dental products and procedures; including materials that are made in America and FDA-approved.

Preventative Dentistry
At a routine dental appointment, a registered dental hygienist will clean your teeth, and screen you for gum diseases, such as gingivitis; and you’ll also have a dental exam with one of our dentists.

General Dentistry
We treat patients in need of a filling, porcelain crown, bridge, root canal, or cosmetic denture.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Our cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding.

Dental Implants
Our dental implant procedures include implant crowns, implant bridges, and the all-on-four teeth in a day implant procedure. Dr. Leonard Gordon created the Gordon Protocol for the all-on-four dental implant procedure and lectures nationally on the subject.

Other services
Patients also seek us out for a second opinion or if they have TMJ.

Dentist Near Me
Our dental practice proudly services the greater Montgomery County Maryland area, including Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda, Kentlands, North Potomac, Potomac, Germantown and Darnestown. Additionally, a significant portion of our practice is composed of patients who travel across the Washington D.C. metropolitan area including Frederick, Hagerstown, and Baltimore, as well as northern Virginia.

Contact us today if you’re looking for a dentist who will make you feel comfortable, individualize care and treatment plans, and deliver the most beautiful results.

 

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Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Leonard Gordon Washingtonian Magazine Top Dentists 2019

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.    

Child Brushing Teeth

How Can I Get My Child Excited to Brush Their Teeth?

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 .

Family Dental Practice

What Is the Benefit of Going to a Family Dental Practice Over a Chain?

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.

flavored water

Is Drinking Flavored Water Bad for My Teeth?

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.

Dentist Near Me

What is the Best Way to Find a Dentist Near Me?

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.

Afraid of the the dentist

What if I am Afraid of the Dentist?

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!

Dental Emergency

How Soon Can I Be Seen With a Dental Emergency?

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.