1. What Is Dental Bonding?

    If you suffer from chipped, broken, or severely stained teeth, your dentist may recommend dental bonding, but what exactly is this dental procedure? Dental bonding is a unique procedure in which a tooth-colored resin (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened to your teeth with a special light. Not only can this help restore the shape and functionality of your teeth, it can do wonders to…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 mi…Read More

  6. The Advantages of an Electric Toothbrush

    Have you considered using an electric toothbrush? If you are still undecided about making the switch, consider these three things: Built-in timer The American Dental Association recommends that each toothbrushing session should last two minutes, and we agree. With an electric toothbrush, it is easier than ever to achieve this. Many electric toothbrushes have built-in timers, alerting you every 30 …Read More