Signs and Symptoms of Enamel Damage

Tooth enamel isn’t something most people think about every day.  In fact, usually you don’t realize you have a problem with your enamel until you start to feel sensitivity when you drink or you notice a change in the shape or color of your teeth.  Gentle Dental Center shares the signs of enamel changes to [...]

By |2019-02-23T17:26:29-04:00March 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Signs and Symptoms of Enamel Damage

Celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association (ADA) and Gentle Dental Center in Virginia Beach are joining together to recognize February as National Children’s Dental Health Month.  This year’s theme is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile” The ADA and the dental community know that teaching kids 4 steps to dental health while they’re [...]

By |2019-02-04T11:14:24-04:00February 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month

Frequently Asked Questions About Cavities

Almost everyone will develop a cavity at some point in their lifetime and will have questions about them.  Gentle Dental Center knows that being told your child has a cavity can cause you to look for information and answers that may not be quite right.  Providing answers to some of the most frequently asked questions [...]

By |2018-12-03T10:04:14-04:00January 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions About Cavities

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

If you have a broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth, there's a good chance that your dentist may recommend a dental crown as an option for treatment. Specifically, a dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over your existing tooth to provide added protection and strength; a dental crown can also improve or correct [...]

By |2018-03-12T09:12:35-04:00November 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

Don’t Forget…Your Dental Benefits May Be Expiring!

Your dental insurance policy allows for a certain dollar amount of coverage to be provided each year. If your maximum coverage benefit is not used during the year, you lose those benefits, because unused coverage does not carry over to the next year.  As the end of 2018 approaches, Gentle Dental Center encourages you to [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:45:22-04:00October 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Forget…Your Dental Benefits May Be Expiring!

Important Questions You May Have About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the surface of your teeth. They are often applied to the surface of teeth at the back of your mouth, such as your molars or premolars and are used to provide protection to your teeth. If you or your child are being considered for dental sealants, it [...]

By |2018-06-14T10:32:52-04:00September 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Important Questions You May Have About Dental Sealants

Cosmetic Dentistry: Is It Right For Me?

The term cosmetic dentistry is slightly misleading. Though cosmetic dental work can make a person feel more confident and improve their external appearance many kinds of cosmetic dental procedures are necessary to eat and live a healthy life. Missing or damaged teeth can be dangerous as well as unsightly. Some dental issues are painful and [...]

By |2018-05-15T09:48:27-04:00August 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Cosmetic Dentistry: Is It Right For Me?

Know the Symptoms of Gum Disease

When we think about keeping our mouths healthy, we most often focus on preventing cavities. Cavity prevention is important but it's equally if not more important to prevent gum disease. Gentle Dental Center provides education about gum disease, treatment and causes, during every patient visit. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research describes gum [...]

By |2018-04-13T09:41:57-04:00July 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Know the Symptoms of Gum Disease

Fluoride Treatments: Do I Really Need Them?

Dental problems like tooth decay and cavities are a result of bacteria that builds up into plaque. Plaque is acidic and will build up around the teeth and gums, which causes tooth enamel to wear away. When tooth enamel wears away, our teeth become more vulnerable to cavities, which are holes in the actual tooth [...]

By |2018-03-26T13:25:20-04:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Fluoride Treatments: Do I Really Need Them?