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  • Treating Gum Recession with Tissue Grafting
    If you have started to notice that your teeth are more sensitive to hot and cold, or if you actually seem to have a longer smile than you used to, Read more
  • Do We Outgrow Tooth Decay?
    Short answer: No. But, since an answer that short is hardly worth the time it took you to click on the link, allow us to explain further! We tend to think Read more
  • Find Out how Your Diet can Cause Cavities
    Sometimes food that’s good for your body isn’t necessarily the best for your teeth. the doctor and our team want you to know which healthy foods can harm your teeth Read more
  • Top Five Ways to Improve Heart Health
    While there is no definite evidence that if your prevent gum diseases, like periodontitis, that you may be able to prevent a heart condition or heart disease. The only thing Read more
  • It's a Wrap: Ending the year with a smile!
    People have been ushering in the New Year for centuries but it became an official holiday in 1582 when Pope George XIII declared January 1st to be the day on Read more
  • Questions on Dental Implants? We’ve Got You Covered.
    Whether you’ve lost a tooth from decay, are preparing for dentures, or were born with a gap where a tooth should have been, you could be a candidate for dental Read more
  • My mouth is dry. What can I do?
    Nobody likes a dry mouth. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes oddly unexplainable sensation that most people like to avoid. It is not a condition that automatically sends you into Read more
  • Getting to the Bottom of Chewing Gum Myths
    It's a moment many of our patients have experienced. One second you're chewing on a piece of gum, then suddenly you forget to keep chewing and swallow the entire rubbery Read more
  • Help! My gums hurt when I floss!
    By no stretch is it rare for your gums to hurt during and after flossing. Even some bleeding is to be expected. This is especially true if you have not Read more
  • Thanksgiving in North America
    Thanksgiving marks the start to the holidays; a season filled with feasting, indulging, and spending time with family and friends are always special. Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for giving Read more
  • How Crown Lengthening Can Improve Your Smile
    “Crown lengthening”? Probably not an expression most of us are familiar with! In fact, this is a common periodontal procedure designed to improve both the health and the appearance of Read more
  • 4 Tips For Improving Your Oral Hygiene Technique
    Although we've advanced leaps and bounds over the years treating dental disease, our strategy for preventing them hasn't changed much. That's because these prevention basics are quite effective—and as Read more
  • What are dental implants?
    Do you have a space where a tooth used to be? Were you born with a missing tooth? Are you getting ready for dentures? You may be a good candidate Read more
  • Here's Good Advice for Your College Student To Protect Their Dental Health
    As summer wanes, thousands of high school grads will begin the new adventure called college. For many of these "freshmen," it will also be their first taste of true Read more
  • Women's Hormones and Oral Health
    At Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip, we know that hormones affect a woman's mood, but did you know they can also impact the health of a woman’s mouth? Women are Read more
  • Can surgery help my periodontal disease?
    If the doctor and our team have tried several different treatments without success such as antimicrobial therapy, tooth scaling, or root planing, but have been unsuccessful in curing or even Read more

Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 212

Silver Spring, MD 20910 US

(301) 565-8030