When Is a “Deep Cleaning” Necessary?

At Gentle Dental Center, we understand that when you think about having dental cleanings, you probably stick to your twice-yearly checkup visits and leave it at that. In cases of periodontal (gum) disease, however, which we focused on in last month’s blog, an additional, more thorough cleaning is often required. This type of cleaning, performed [...]

By | 2017-06-17T13:24:33+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on When Is a “Deep Cleaning” Necessary?

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and soft tissue that securely hold your teeth in place. The cause is usually poor oral hygiene. It is also a risk factor for heart and lung diseases. Periodontal disease begins as gingivitis, inflaming the gums. The advanced stage of periodontal disease is known as periodontitis and [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:57:39+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Periodontal Disease

The Importance of Scheduling a 6-Month Checkup

Here at Gentle Dental Center, we want to help you maintain your oral health. As adults, people often do not place enough importance on keeping their 6-month teeth cleaning appointments. Each check up involves so much more than just teeth cleaning. What to expect at your 6-month appointment: We discuss any changes in your family's [...]

By | 2017-04-15T16:13:12+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Importance of Scheduling a 6-Month Checkup

Gentle Dental Center Supports Military Families as IN-NETWORK Dental Provider

At the Gentle Dental Center, we are proud to serve a loyal base of military patients in both of our Virginia Beach, VA locations. Accordingly, we are pleased to say we have made the decision to continue offering a full range of services to our Military Dependents who are enrolled in TRICARE Dental Insurance. TRICARE has [...]

By | 2017-04-10T12:44:30+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Gentle Dental Center Supports Military Families as IN-NETWORK Dental Provider

The Benefits of Dental Implants

In the past, the only cosmetic and functional options available for people with missing teeth were dentures or bridges. Today, advancements in technology offer a more permanent solution for missing teeth called dental implants. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) replacement teeth that are made to match [...]

By | 2017-03-29T11:00:22+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Benefits of Dental Implants

DENTISTS IN CHESAPEAKE VA DISCUSS DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOUTHWASH

Mouthwash is used to help rinse away food particles from the teeth after brushing or flossing. It is also considered as gum and teeth protection from oral diseases. There are different kinds of mouthwash in the market today, and it may get quite confusing to choose among the different array of mouthwashes that are on [...]

By | 2017-03-29T10:40:03+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on DENTISTS IN CHESAPEAKE VA DISCUSS DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOUTHWASH

DENTIST IN CHESAPEAKE VA DISCUSS FAQS ABOUT METAL-FREE DENTAL IMPLANTS

Thanks to major scientific breakthroughs in dental processes, anyone can now enjoy metal-free dental implants comfortably. These are by far the best alternatives in natural bridges for patients suffering from tooth loss. They are made of ceramic zirconia which is attractive and naturally white, making it look more real like you never had lost a tooth at [...]

By | 2017-03-29T10:53:19+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on DENTIST IN CHESAPEAKE VA DISCUSS FAQS ABOUT METAL-FREE DENTAL IMPLANTS

DENTIST VIRGINIA BEACH DISCUSSES PIT & FISSURE SEALANTS

What is pit and fissure? Pit and Fissures of the teeth are the narrow lines or cracks found at the surface for our teeth. These cracks have varied depth, and the deep ones are difficult to clean by regular brushing. What are pit and fissure sealants? Dental sealants are protective coatings that are Resin-based or [...]

By | 2017-03-29T09:28:57+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on DENTIST VIRGINIA BEACH DISCUSSES PIT & FISSURE SEALANTS

VISIT YOUR VIRGINIA BEACH AREA DENTIST FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

Restoring the smile can be done in a number of ways, especially when lost teeth are the concern. The team of Gentle Dental Center can help. One of our dentists can provide patients with any of the three methods of repair, including partial dentures, bridges, and dental implants. Many patients who are seeking a permanent [...]

By | 2017-02-05T21:21:56+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on VISIT YOUR VIRGINIA BEACH AREA DENTIST FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOOTHBRUSH

While we all know the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene, many patients wait until they have a cavity to start worrying about their dental health. When it comes to your dental care, prevention is key and starts at home! One way of taking care of your teeth between visits to your Virginia Beach Family Dentist is [...]

By | 2017-02-06T10:53:49+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOOTHBRUSH