• 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
  • Quit Smoking to Save Your Smile
    You have probably counted a hundred reasons to stop smoking. It’s unhealthy. It’s expensive. It annoys the people around you. You have to schedule your day around the next cigarette. Read more
  • Is Jawbone Loss Normal As We Age?
    Some bone changes are a normal part of aging. Bone density starts decreasing around the age of 30, hormonal changes affect bone strength as we grow older, and the mineral Read more
  • Thanksgiving Trivia
    At Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, the doctor wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a Read more
  • Has Your Dentist Recommended a Periodontal Consultation?
    The best way to protect yourself from gum disease is to be proactive: practice good oral hygiene at home and schedule regular checkups and cleanings in your dentist’s office. How do Read more
  • How a High-Tech Office Helps Your Periodontal Treatment
    Today's periodontal office is a very different place than it was in the past. Yes, perhaps the same issues are still being treated, but it's the way in which they Read more
  • Navigating the World of Dental Insurance Terminology
    Unless you work for an insurance company, you probably do not spend a lot of your time studying all the terminology that dental insurance companies use to describe the treatments Read more
  • Be Good to Your Gums
    You brush and floss thoroughly twice a day. You have regular checkups. Everything seems fine on the periodontal radar. Sometimes, however, even healthy gums can become sensitive and irritated. Is Read more
  • Considerations When Picking the Right Mouthwash
    A solid oral health routine begins with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Without a consistent oral health regimen, you may begin to experience tooth decay and bacterial infections. Few patients Read more
  • The Most Common Causes of Gum Disease
    Unless you're aware of the signs and symptoms of gum disease and how it's caused, it's possible that you may have unknowingly developed it. Often painless, gum disease -- or Read more
  • October is National Dental Hygiene Month: A simple oral health routine for your busy lifestyle
    Adults are no strangers to feeling like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. Your alarm clock rings and within minutes you ping pong around Read more
  • Periodontal Surgery: Is There a Dress Code?
    If you’re scheduled for periodontal surgery at our SILVER SPRING, Maryland office in the near future, you probably have a lot of very important questions: Will it help? Your periodontist has Read more
  • Three Signs You May Have Gingivitis
    Gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, is an early stage of gum disease. If you have gingivitis, it’s important to visit the doctor to get proper treatment, since home care Read more

Dr. Raymond B. van Gennip

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 212

Silver Spring, MD 20910 US

(301) 565-8030