Five Common Dental Problems

The best way to maintain a healthy smile is by brushing your teeth twice a day for two full minutes, flossing, eating healthy foods, and keeping up with regular checkups at your dentist’s office. These basic preventative measures will go a long way towards keeping your smile healthy. However, no matter how careful you are [...]

By |2017-09-26T08:26:01+00:00October 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Five Common Dental Problems

Don’t Forget to Use Your 2017 Dental Benefits!

Don't let your 2017 dental benefits go to waste! As the Fall season is upon us, our patients often ask us to remind them to schedule their cleaning/exam appointment or their treatment appointment so they may have time to utilize their 2017 insurance benefits and/or their healthcare flexible spending account. Did you know? Your dental [...]

By |2017-08-23T07:54:38+00:00September 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Use Your 2017 Dental Benefits!

Extractions: When They are Necessary and What to Expect

An extraction is a dental procedure performed to remove a tooth from your mouth. With regular, preventative dental care, extractions are usually unnecessary. Although extractions are rarely preferred, they are sometimes necessary under certain conditions. When are extractions needed? Extractions are usually required for the following reasons: Irreparable decay. When a tooth becomes too decayed [...]

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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 |2017-08-19T09:58:31+00:00July 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 |2017-08-19T10:05:52+00:00June 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 |2017-08-19T10:02:36+00:00May 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 |2017-08-19T10:03:11+00:00April 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 |2017-08-19T10:04:33+00:00March 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 types on the market today, and it may get quite confusing to choose among the different array of rinses that are on offer. Here’s [...]

By |2018-01-26T16:44:29+00:00February 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 |2017-08-19T10:10:09+00:00January 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on DENTIST IN CHESAPEAKE VA DISCUSS FAQS ABOUT METAL-FREE DENTAL IMPLANTS