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.

 

Dental Cleaning

Preventative Dentistry

In addition to brushing and flossing at home, a dental prophylaxis (dental cleaning) is the foundation of good oral health.

It’s comprised of two parts:

– A detailed exam, and any necessary x-rays.
– Removing plaque and tartar above and below the gums (beyond where your toothbrush and floss can reach).

Our dental hygienists each have over a decade of experience, and they will skillfully and gently clean and polish your teeth to reveal a whiter, healthier smile.

New Patients

Before your cleaning, you will have an exam and a consultation with the hygienist and dentist to assess the health of your teeth and gums. If you are transferring from another provider, you may have your X-Rays sent over in advance; or if you do not have current X-Rays, we will take them so that we have a comprehensive picture of your oral health.

The amount of plaque, calculus, and bone loss determines the type of dental cleaning necessary. Our goal is to get you to your healthiest and most beautiful smile. If it’s been some time since you’ve had your teeth cleaned, you may need a few visits with our hygienist.

Routine Patients

Most often, we recommend regular appointments every six months (some patients need to be seen on a more frequent basis). You will get your teeth cleaned, as well as have a routine exam with the dentist and hygienist. We always ask if anything feels different or painful, and screen for indications of oral cancer. This is the best way to catch little gum or decay problems before they become big, complex, expensive or painful problems.

Pediatric Patients

Children may come in for their first dental cleaning between the ages of three to five years old, depending on the child’s readiness. In addition to cleaning your child’s teeth, we will:

– Evaluate for oral-facial growth, or in other words, check that your child has all of their teeth and that the teeth are coming in properly.

– Teach proper brushing and flossing and reinforce good practices for oral hygiene at home.

– If relevant: Counsel parents on the appropriate time for their son’s or daughter’s braces. (As we have decades of experience in referring patients to orthodontists, we never rush parents to buy braces for children before their jaws have developed).

– If relevant: Recommend sealants. Sealants are non-BPA plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surface of the permanent molars just after they erupt up into the mouth. Sealants cover the deep grooves in the chewing surface of molars to help prevent cavities. Children are usually six to eight years old when we seal the first molars, and 11-14 years old for the second molars.