• Does smoking affect oral health?
    By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But the truth is its broad-reaching health effects are not all known by everyone. This is especially true of oral Read more
  • Improve your oral health with xylitol!
    Xylitol tastes sweet, but unlike sugar, it is not converted to acid that can cause your teeth to decay. It’s a naturally occurring sweetener found in plants, fruits, and vegetables; Read more
  • The Link Between Dental Hygiene and Your Overall Health
    When patients of Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip hear any mention of oral or dental hygiene, they probably think of brushing and flossing their teeth. Although these are extremely important, Read more
  • Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!
    “The purpose of all war is peace.” - Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American Read more
  • Treating Gum Disease with Antibiotics
    Why does gum disease develop? Our mouths are home to bacteria, which form a film called plaque. Plaque sticks to the surfaces of our teeth, at the gumline, and can Read more
  • Spring Cleaning
    Just like that, it’s almost summertime. As the spring season ends, perhaps these lighter, brighter days are inspiring you to do a bit of last-minute spring cleaning. Or perhaps they’re Read more
  • Is a Loose Tooth a Lost Tooth? Not Necessarily!
    When we were small, a loose tooth wasn’t a reason to be worried. On the contrary! It was a time to celebrate: A permanent tooth on the way. A sign Read more
  • Treating Gum Disease with Antibiotics
    For those of our patients at Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip who suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, we proudly offer topical or oral antibiotics to help reduce or entirely eliminate Read more
  • Make Every Day Earth Day
    Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring Read more
  • What exactly is periodontal disease?
    Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Our team at Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip wants you to know that this common ailment Read more
  • Oral Health during Pregnancy
    Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, as you eagerly wait for the birth of the new addition. Needless to say, pregnancy comes with Read more
  • Five Easy Ways to Prevent Gum Disease
    Gum disease can be painful and lead to missing teeth if you don’t treat it properly. However, there are plenty of things you can do to lower your risk of Read more
  • Preventing Periodontal Disease
    Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent health issues in America, with the Centers for Disease Control reporting it affects approximately 65 million people, or roughly 47 percent of Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!
    “St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must Read more
  • March is National Nutrition Month!
    While you don’t have to wait to start eating right, March is the month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks everyone to pay special attention to what goes into Read more
  • Floss? Sticks? Picks? Which Should You Choose?
    You might have noticed that the dental aisle of your drugstore is larger than ever, with more options than ever for getting the spaces between your teeth their cleanest. Flosses Read more

Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 212

Silver Spring, MD 20910 US

(301) 565-8030