Smiles for Life Blog
September 2, 2018
With the last few months of the year quickly coming to an end, you are busy planning family gatherings and holiday shopping. While it is a busy time, you do not want to overlook one vital aspect—your oral health. Now, you can keep it a priority by maximizing the value of any remaining dental benefits. Your dentist in Arlington will help you make the most of your policy before your coverage expires.
August 1, 2018
There’s something special about the beginning of the school year. The promise of a new beginning, the adventure of meeting new people, and the thrill of learning all come together to create a unique and positive feeling. But what if you’re dreading another year of hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed by your crooked teeth? Whether you are a teacher or a student in high school or college, now may be the perfect time for you to straighten your smile with Invisalign in Arlington.
July 9, 2018
There’s no question that modern life is busy for just about everyone. You really have to pick your battles and decide what’s worth devoting your precious time to. Washing your car each week? You can skip that without major consequences. Routine visits with your dentist in Arlington? You can’t neglect those without risking serious repercussions! You might only think of these visits as an opportunity to get your teeth cleaned, but the truth is that they prevent the need for major dental work down the road and can even keep your whole body healthier. In this blog, you’ll find out more about the risks of skipping your checkups and whether it’s ever okay to postpone dental treatment!
June 30, 2018
You may have heard a lot about dental implants. Dentists often recommend them as the best way to replace missing teeth since they offer so many long-term health benefits. Plus, they look beautiful and are easy to care for. Dr. Gray works as part of a team that will help patients replace missing teeth. He will work with a specialist to plan and coordinate placement prior to surgery. After an oral surgeon or periodontist places the implant, Dr. Gray will make the final restorations. But who is eligible to undergo this potentially life-changing procedure? If all of the following are true of you, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants in Arlington.
May 31, 2018
We live in a world that is chock-full of choices. We’re spoiled when it comes to variety in everything from the TV we watch to the type of coffee we drink. We also have lots of options for oral healthcare. It seems like there is a dentist’s office on every corner — but unfortunately, not every dental care provider offers the same level of excellence. In our office, we firmly believe that Dr. Gray and the rest of our team provide personalized care and top-quality service that you won’t find elsewhere. Please take a moment to consider just a few of the things that set your dentist in Arlington apart from the crowd.
April 25, 2018
We just returned from a weeklong mission trip in Guatemala with Christ Chapel Bible Church, partnering with Manna International. We had two general dentists, two physicians, two nurse practitioners, eleven nurses and allied health professionals, and four people who worked with children’s ministry through the week. It was great to have Sherry join me on her first international mission trip. We had an amazing week and helped around 800 people with medical, dental, vision and spiritual healing. The team set up clinics in five different cities from the coast on Monday up to the mountains north of Guatemala City Tuesday through Thursday.
April 4, 2018
Oral cancer takes a life every hour in the United States. With nearly 50,000 new diagnosed cases reported every year, it’s become incredibly important for dentists and other medical professionals alike to work together in the fight against oral cancer.
When you visit your dentist, you may not even realize that your checkup also consists of an oral cancer screening. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, your dentist in Arlington thought it would be important to mention this life-saving screening and explain why he does it for every incoming patient.
March 20, 2018
Did you know that teeth are the only part of the human body that can’t heal themselves? That’s why protecting them is so important! A solid routine of preventive care can go miles toward keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for decades to come. Because we want you to enjoy a lifetime of great oral health, we’re here to provide a few tips on how to stop cavities before they start.
March 9, 2018
You always hope that you’ll never have to deal with a dental emergency, but if you live a particularly active lifestyle or you don’t practice proper preventive care, the chances will go up significantly. One of the most common emergencies your emergency dentist in Arlington deals with is a knocked-out or broken tooth either from a fall or sports injury, but there are ways to prevent an emergency from happening in the first place.
The same reasons you wear a helmet while riding a bike also apply when playing contact sports, a mouthguard is a great way to protect the teeth during contact sports. Should an emergency occur, here’s what you should do.
February 15, 2018
Taking your entire household to the same dentist has tons of advantages: You don’t have to run all over town for appointments, you only have to keep track of one practice’s payment and insurance policies, and you can establish a long-term, trusting relationship with your dental care provider. How can you choose a family dentist in Arlington that is right for everyone in your clan, from Grandpa John to little baby Emily? In our practice, we have several points of pride that we believe make us a top choice among family dentists.