Smiles for Life Blog
February 21, 2019
February is famous as the month of romantic love and the time of year when we give extra attention to black history. But did you know that it is also National Children’s Dental Health Month? If you have little ones in your family, now is the ideal time to pause to consider how their oral health is faring. You should also think about how you can improve your efforts to instill good oral health habits in them that will last a lifetime. A children’s dentist in Arlington is here to discuss the importance of inculcating good dental practices at a young age and provide some tips to help you do just that.(more…)
January 30, 2019
Visiting a family dentist in Arlington has numerous advantages. You can save time because you’re not running all over town to visit different practices; you only have to keep track of one office’s payment policies; and your dentist can look for any inherited issues that might affect your oral health or that of your family members. But how can you find an oral healthcare professional who is a good fit for both you and your kids? We think that, after you learn more about Dr. James Gray and our team, you’ll be eager to give us a try as your family’s dental practice.(more…)
December 4, 2018
A dental emergency can strike anyone at any time. Whether you become the victim of a trauma that damages your smile, or a longstanding oral health problem suddenly announces its presence, you may find yourself in a world of hurt. What should you do when these problems occur? Here is some guidance from your emergency dentist in Arlington.(more…)
November 10, 2018
Many people are aware of the importance of healthy teeth, but might neglect to give the same care and attention to their gums. But since gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, your gums are just as important as your teeth! After all, teeth need a solid foundation of healthy gum tissue and bone to keep them in place. Fortunately, you can prevent gum disease with regular care from a dentist in Arlington and some good at-home practices. Keep reading below to learn more about the various stages of gum disease and what you can do to keep your gums healthy!(more…)
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.