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. They’re a great option if you’ve missed foods like apples, steak, or corn on the cob! Watch Pearl’s testimonial to learn more and click here or call 301-258-1998 to request an appointment.
Are you afraid 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. At Gordon Center for General and Advanced Dentistry, we specialize in treating patients who have a fear of 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!
If a lack of teeth or chewing function are affecting your son or daughter’s quality of life, you may want to discuss dental implants with them. We’ve pulled together a short list of articles: Am I the right age for dental implants? Are dental implants safe? What is the recovery like from all-on-4 dental implant surgery? What can I eat with dental implants?
Recent studies show that bacteria from the mouth has been linked as a cause for an increase in heart disease, pancreatic and colorectal cancer, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Your parent may be interested to know how going to the dentist can support their overall health and longevity.
Doing your research ahead of time will help you feel more comfortable. Ask friends for referrals, and choose an office with great patient reviews and a warm, welcoming staff.
If a dentist who takes your insurance recommends a procedure that you’re not sure you 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.
Washingtonian Magazine just released its list of 2021 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. *This article has been updated to reflect the current year.
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 .