1. 4 Warning Signs You May Need Dental Implants

    According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, approximately 3 million people in the United States have dental implants and the annual number continues to grow by 500,000 people each year. If you’re considering getting dental implants because you’re tired of dealing with messy denture adhesives or your have severely cracked teeth, the certified dentists at Gentle Care Dentists can he…Read More

  2. How To Care For Your Teething Baby

    TEETHING IS NO FUN for babies or parents. Some babies’ teeth erupt with no problems at all but for others, it could be a long and painful process. Besides giving your child plenty of tender loving care, here are some things you can do to care for your child’s mouth during the teething phase. Be Aware Of Teething Signs And Symptoms When your little one finally starts teething, it’s normal f…Read More

  3. Why Correcting An Overbite Is Important

    IT IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION to think that orthodontic treatment is simply for aesthetic purposes. In reality, having crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can have lasting effects on your oral health. So, what if you have an overbite? Fixing your overbite, or any kind of malocclusion for that matter, will not only beautify your smile, but it will also prevent dental problems in the future! What Is…Read More

  4. Nighttime Tips for Improving Your Oral Health

    Oral health never sleeps, even when we do. There’s a lot that can happen in your mouth over the course of an eight hour snooze, but don’t let the thought of plaque and cavities stop you from getting a good night’s sleep. There are many preventative measures you can take to maintain oral health before you go to bed. Our professionals at Gentle Care Dentists in Arlington, VA have provided a f…Read More

  5. Dry Mouth and Oral Health

    Saliva is essential for washing away bacteria and keeping your mouth healthy. If you do not produce enough saliva, your mouth will dry out. Nearly everyone experiences dry mouth from time to time. If it is something that you struggle with on a regular basis, it can lead to a variety of different oral health issues. Here, we will look at common causes, symptoms, and treatments for dry mouth. Cause…Read More

  6. 4 Tips to Improve Oral Health Through Diet

    OUR DIETS AFFECT EVERY PART of our bodies. Oral health can improve or deteriorate drastically based on the things we eat! First, Cut Down On Sugar Sugar has become far too big a part of our modern diets. In addition to making us sick and fat, it erodes our teeth! Avoid frequent snacking on sugary foods,especially things that are sticky or slow dissolving (like most candies). The constant presence…Read More

  7. Be Prepared For Dental Emergencies

    INJURIES ALWAYS SEEM TO HAPPEN when we least expect them. Picture yourself at an outdoor gathering, having fun, when suddenly a crying child runs up to you, knocked-out tooth in hand. Would you know what to do? Dental First Aid Saves Teeth Knocking out or fracturing a tooth is especially distressing—just thinking about it can make you uncomfortable! But knowing what to do within the first hour …Read More

  8. Motivating Children to Brush Their Teeth

    Motivating children to brush their teeth at a young age should help to instill healthy oral care habits that will last a lifetime. In this blog, we look at three tips to help you with this. Use a song If you have young children, you already know how short their attention span is. Keeping them engaged with the toothbrush for a full two minutes can be a herculean task. The key to making these two m…Read More

  9. Three Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Many people do not like visiting the dentist, for one reason or another. The fact of the matter is, visiting your dentist in Arlington is important for your health. At the very least, you should be seeing the dentist twice a year for your regularly scheduled checkup and cleaning. Here are three other times that you should head in: Increased sensitivity to temperature If you notice that you are ex…Read More