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At Gentle Care Dentists in Arlington, VA, we’re proud to provide a full range of general and family dentistry services for our patients. Whether you need general teeth cleaning, cavity fillings, or dentures, our certified dental hygienists have the skills and experience to handle all of your dental care needs. When you visit our family-friendly Arlington dentist office, we’ll take the time to thoroughly evaluate your oral health before recommending the best treatment for you. Contact our dental clinic today to schedule an appointment!

Checkups and Teeth Cleanings

Scheduling regular checkups and cleanings are among the easiest ways to ensure optimum dental health for you and your family. At Gentle Care Dentists, we recommend scheduling a routine checkup and cleaning once every 6 months to minimize your risk of gum disease and other oral health issues.

A routine cleaning usually takes about 30 minutes and consists of:

  • An examination of your teeth and gums
  • Tartar scaling
  • Tooth polishing
  • Flossing

During the examination, your dentist can spot potential trouble spots in your teeth or gums and work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses the problems before they become more severe issues.

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During your dental examination, an X-ray may be needed to determine the underlying cause of your tooth and mouth discomfort. While X-ray procedures are not always necessary, they can help your dentist properly identify potential problems unseen by the naked eye.

Dentists use X-Rays to:

  • Look for decay between teeth that is not visible to the naked eye
  • Check for bone loss
  • Check for decay under fillings – an x-ray is the only way to see this type of decay
  • Look for an infection at the tip of the root
  • Examine the area before procedures – this gives the dentist a full view of your teeth and bone

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Missing teeth and decaying teeth can have a tremendous impact on your smile and overall confidence. Dentures are removable appliances that can help replace missing teeth due to instances of gum disease, tooth decay, injury and more. At Gentle Care Dentists, all of our dentures are custom-fitted from an impression of your mouth in our state-of-the-art dental laboratory, so you can rest assured they will be a comfortable and snug fit.

There are a variety of denture options to choose from, such as conventional full dentures, partial dentures, overdentures, and immediate dentures. Our certified dental hygienists and dentists will help you determine which type of denture is best for you. If you or a loved one is in need of conventional full dentures, immediate full dentures, or partial dentures, contact our Arlington dentist office today. Our dental specialists can help replace missing teeth and improve your smile with a simple denture procedure.

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Cavity Filling

Cavity fillings restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to normal. A cavity filling closes off the space where bacteria can enter the tooth and helps prevent further decay. During a cavity filling the dentist will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cavity with filling material. For the best result, here at Gentle Care Dentists, we use white dental fillings composed of composite resin.

Dental Bonding

Tooth bonding is the unique application of a tooth-colored resin using adhesives and a high-intensity curing light. Often used for cosmetic and restoration purposes, tooth bonding can improve the appearance of chipped and discolored teeth. This dental procedure can also be used to close spaces in between teeth if you have gaps. Tooth bonding is an excellent way to protect a damaged tooth that can even enhance the appearance of your smile. Your dentist may recommend tooth bonding for the following dental issues:

  • You need to repair a decayed tooth
  • You have chipped or cracked teeth
  • You want to improve the appearance of discolored or yellow teeth
  • You want to close spaces in between teeth
  • You need to protect your tooth’s root

Bonding has become a very popular method of enhancing the aesthetics of your smile and is a safe and affordable solution for a variety of dental problems.

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If you’re in need of general dental procedures such as teeth cleaning, x-rays, fillings, dental bonding, dentures, or more schedule an appointment at our Arlington dentist office by filling out our contact form or giving us a call at 703-822-5583.