• What to do about Sensitive Teeth
    If you suffer from sensitive teeth, you already know the frustration of having a type of pain that is hard to deal with. Because tooth sensitivity is sometimes unpredictable, you Read more
  • Heart Disease and Oral Health
    According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 200 million Americans suffer from some degree of inflammation of the gums. Over the past decade, researchers have Read more
  • Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
    Millions of people, around SILVER SPRING, Maryland and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it Read more
  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to Read more
  • When should I see a periodontist?
    There are several conditions that might require a visit to the periodontist. Periodontists like the doctor are specialists in the treatment of gum disease and problems affecting the tissue surrounding Read more
  • Pick the right electric toothbrush!
    The electronic toothbrush has undergone several technological advances since the 1960s. Everything from design and bristle motions to rotation, oscillation, and sonic vibration has led to dramatic changes in this Read more
  • Team Dark Chocolate
    Valentine’s Day is the holiday to celebrate all the treasured relationships in your life. It’s a time to honor love in all shapes and forms with cards, social gatherings, and Read more
  • My gums are inflamed. What can I do?
    Inflamed gums are a fairly common dental issue, but unfortunately, many people don't take the problem seriously enough. If you ignore inflamed gums and continue your usual routine, you could Read more
  • A Prescription for Oral Health
    You and your periodontist are essential partners in making sure you have the best dental care. You do your part by eating a tooth-healthy diet, brushing and flossing as recommended, Read more
  • Diabetes and Dental Care
    Diabetes is a disease that affects the health of the entire body, including, of course, your mouth, gums, and teeth. We are trained to look for issues that might arise Read more
  • Why You Should Avoid Energy and Sports Drinks
    In a world where everything moves so quickly and teens and young adults find themselves pulling “all-nighters” or working long hours, energy drinks have grabbed the spotlight. You’ll have one Read more
  • How many times a day should I floss?
    Flossing is one of the most important parts of your oral care routine. Many patients know they need to do it but find it difficult to fit into their busy Read more
  • How do I pick the right toothpaste for my needs?
    With so many toothpastes available in so many price ranges, it can be difficult to be sure you are selecting the right one for your needs. You need a product Read more
  • New Year's Eve
    Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip included- feel nostalgic about the passing year and hopeful about the new Read more
  • In the Pink
    Our gums cover and protect the sensitive roots of our teeth and the bone around them. While we often think of gum tissue as a rosy shade of pink, that’s Read more
  • When should I see a periodontist?
    the doctor and our team always tell our patients that if you value your overall health, not just your oral health, anytime is a good time to visit Dr. Raymond Read more

Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 212

Silver Spring, MD 20910 US

(301) 565-8030