6 Cleaning Tips for Braces

With braces, it is more important than ever to keep your teeth and gums their healthiest. Braces and other orthodontic appliances create more opportunities for food particles and bacteria to collect and thrive. Getting braces requires adopting a new oral hygiene routine and good habits that promote the healthiest environment for your teeth and gums. [...]

By |2019-12-16T13:23:24-05:00January 1st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on 6 Cleaning Tips for Braces

Diabetes and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

Diabetes is a chronic illness in which the body loses its ability to process sugar.  In the United States alone, more than 29 million people have diabetes, which is roughly 10% of the total population.  In addition, more than 1.7 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed every year.  Of the diabetics in this country, [...]

By |2019-09-11T14:14:53-04:00November 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Diabetes and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

Cosmetic Dentistry and Self-Esteem

Smiling and laughing aren't just reactions to something that makes you feel good--they're a scientifically proven way to boost your mood and your health. If you have damaged or missing teeth, you may feel self-conscious and hesitate to share your smile with others. Through cosmetic dentistry, you can not only improve the appearance of your [...]

By |2019-08-20T16:11:09-04:00October 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Cosmetic Dentistry and Self-Esteem

Remember to Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits!

As autumn begins, our patients ask us to remind them to schedule their cleaning/exam appointment or their treatment appointment so they may have time to utilize their insurance benefits and/or their healthcare flexible spending account. Did you know? Your dental insurance policy allows for a certain dollar amount of coverage to be provided each year. [...]

By |2019-07-17T13:47:20-04:00September 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Remember to Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits!

The Importance of a Family Dentist

One of the most important things any parent can do for their children is to stress the importance of following good oral hygiene practices. By starting with their children when they are very young, parents can teach their kids that taking good care of their teeth is very important. Dental practices such as consistent brushing [...]

By |2019-07-11T12:06:37-04:00August 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on The Importance of a Family Dentist

Dual Awards in Dentistry Go to Gentle Dental Center

Gentle Dental Center is pleased to announce that the public has voted them two awards in dentistry, namely silver in Best Cosmetic Dentistry, and bronze in Best Dental Practice throughout Southside Coastal Virginia! Coastal Virginia Magazine’s annual “Best of” contest took place over the course of 3 months, during which time nominations and votes were [...]

By |2019-06-03T15:18:01-04:00July 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Dual Awards in Dentistry Go to Gentle Dental Center

Enhance Your Smile With Dental Crowns

At Gentle Dental Center, our goal is to provide cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatment that is undetectable. We can replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. The materials used as well as the high quality of work performed to restore your teeth makes these treatments last [...]

By |2019-05-01T08:51:56-04:00June 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Enhance Your Smile With Dental Crowns

The Importance of Good Dental Hygiene

We've heard it since we were young: brush and floss every day if you want to have a healthy smile! This is sound advice, and when coupled with regular dental cleanings, these good dental hygiene habits go a long way in preventing cavities and gum disease. Dental hygiene also has an impact on the rest [...]

By |2019-04-22T14:49:06-04:00May 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on The Importance of Good Dental Hygiene

Oral Cancer Awareness

In April we recognize Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP), American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the American Dental Association (ADA) have joined the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) in its campaign to emphasize the importance of regular oral cancer [...]

By |2019-03-05T12:49:54-05:00April 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Oral Cancer Awareness