Smiles for Life Blog
January 15, 2018
New year resolutions are a pretty great way to start the year. It’s easy to measure your progress from the very first of the month and tracking your progress of a goal can be a truly enriching experience. If you haven’t chose a resolution to follow yet, don’t worry, your dentist in Arlington has a few ideas.
The goal you set for yourself shouldn’t be so outrageous that it’s not obtainable. It should also be significant enough to make a positive influence on your life. When it comes to the long-term benefits, oral care as a resolution is a great place to start!
January 8, 2018
Having a crooked smile doesn’t just affect your confidence. If your smile remains crooked, it can negatively affect your bite, making it more difficult to chew foods and keep your teeth clean. Luckily, there’s an alternative to metal braces: Invisalign clear aligners.
Once you learn the benefits of orthodontic treatment through Invisalign in Arlington, you’ll probably be anxious to get started as soon as possible. After all, it’s orthodontic treatment without all the negatives of traditional braces.
December 15, 2017
Sleep is essential to your productivity throughout the day. Without a full night’s sleep, you can become irritable, moody, and suffer from extreme fatigue when you need to get things done. If you’ve been getting to bed early, shutting off your phone beforehand, and doing other habits that promote sleep but are still waking up tired, you may need sleep apnea therapy in Arlington.
It can be difficult to recognize the signs of sleep apnea, especially if you live alone. Your dentist can provide guidance and treatments so you can take back your nights.
December 11, 2017
Healthcare has never been an easy topic to understand. When it comes to knowing what dental care will cost and how to pay for it, it shouldn’t be a difficult subject. Your dental insurance is meant to keep you at ease, not constantly make you worry.
That’s why your dentist in Arlington is ready to help you understand your dental insurance and how most insurance plans work. Take a moment to learn so you can be confident at your next dental visit.
November 12, 2017
Unfortunately, we’ve all ran into that coworker that doesn’t have the freshest breath. Maybe they had coffee that morning or maybe they have a real dental issue that could be causing them to have less than fresh breath.
Either way, you know that you don’t want to be the next coworker to assault someone with stinky breath. Here are a few tips and tricks to avoid chronic bad breath from your Arlington dentist.
October 16, 2017
Dental insurance is about as clear as mud for most of our patients, and that’s not a surprise. Two different people within the same company may have completely different coverage. Unless you deal with dental insurance paperwork on a daily basis, the various acceptable treatments, fair and average pricing, and other policies can be completely baffling. Luckily, a good dentist will help you make the most of your insurance coverage, so many dental patients don’t even have to think about it. As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to take advantage of any remaining dental insurance benefits to ensure you make the most out of your policy.
October 6, 2017
If you’re one of the millions of people in the US who look to their favorite YouTube channels for beauty recommendations, you’ve likely already heard of charcoal teeth whitening. Many people took to their local pharmacies and health food stores looking for this product the instant they saw it, but this untested DIY teeth whitening plan may be doing more harm than good for your smile. Read this post and consult with a trusted cosmetic dentist near you before trying out any teeth whitening options.
September 30, 2017
Sometimes, the hardest part about visiting the dentist is knowing what to ask. But if you are considering undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, there are probably a million and one things you’d like to know — like how long will the treatment take, and what’s it really like to wear clear braces? To help you get all the information you need, we have taken the time to put together a list of questions to ask your dentist in Arlington about Invisalign. We hope it helps!
August 30, 2017
If you’ve watched television in the last several years, you’ve probably seen countless commercials detailing the amazing teeth whitening results possible when using a variety of whitening gels, pastes, and rinses. Take a trip down the oral hygiene aisle at your local pharmacy, and you’ll find shelf after shelf of products promising dramatic smile transformations. Safe to say, people have become a bit obsessed with teeth whitening. It’s no secret that many of the Arlington dental patients of James T. Gray, DDS want to brighten their smiles too. We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening for our patients. Every treatment plan is completely personalized to meet your unique needs and goals. If you’d like to get started down the road to a brighter smile, call our team to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today.
July 21, 2017
Dr. Gray tends to see two kinds of patients—those who are happy to share their smile and those who prefer to hide their smiles. If you shy away from a toothy grin, or if you always use your hand to cover up your smile, then maybe it’s time to change your smile completely with porcelain veneers. Dr. Gray, your dentist in Arlington, and his team have helped many people just like you overcome the shame of having teeth that are unsightly. Read on to learn more about porcelain veneers, the imperfections they eliminate and the process involved in dramatically improving your whole look!