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  1. 7 Important Things to Know About Dental Braces

    If you suffer from misaligned or crooked teeth, your dentist may recommend braces for you at some point. While crooked teeth can be a real problem, poor oral health can have a tremendous effect on your self-esteem and confidence as well. Modern braces are much less conspicuous than some of the older dental products, but they can still cause people to feel self-conscious. In this blog, we’ll look…Read More

  2. What is Periodontal Disease? Part Two

    According to recent studies, approximately 80 percent of American adults have some form of gum disease. In part one of this series, we looked at the basics of periodontal disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis. In part two, we’ll take a look at risk factors associated with periodontal disease as well as tips to reduce your risk. Gentle Care Dentists in Arlington offers family dentistry,…Read More

  3. What is Periodontal Disease? Part One

    If your dentist has told you that you have periodontal or gum disease, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. According to recent studies, approximately 80 percent of American adults have some form of the gum disease. While this condition can start as simple gum inflammation, it may lead to serious damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. In the worst cases, teeth can…Read More

  4. 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 hel…Read More

  5. 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 fo…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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 fe…Read More

  8. 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. Causes…Read More

  9. 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