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Smiles for Life Blog

3 Reasons to Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits with Your Dentist

October 30, 2019

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As the weather turns colder, your schedule fills up with get-togethers, festivities, and additional errands. You try to plan out the next couple of months, but then you realize that you have seen the dentist only once so far this year. Do you skip this visit and just wait until next year when you have more time? Although it may be tempting to put this appointment at the bottom of your priority list, doing so could end up costing you far more in the future. In this post, you’ll learn three reasons why you should take advantage of your dental insurance benefits and save a significant amount of money.

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month!

September 26, 2019

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Dentist in dental chair

Dr. James T. Gray’s office is getting ready to Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month.

October isn’t just for tricks and treats; It’s also National Dental Hygiene Month, National Orthodontic Health Month and Breast Cancer Awarness Month.

National Dental Hygiene Month celebrates all the hard work dental hygienists do and encourages patients to remember to take good care of their smiles. Here are 5 tips from Dr. James T. Gray and our hygienist, Holly, for practicing excellent oral hygiene that’ll keep your pearly whites nice and bright!

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4 Reasons for Your Child to See a Dentist in Arlington Before the New School Year

August 3, 2019

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a young child in the dentist chair having his teeth checked

Whether your child is excited or bummed about the new school year starting, the reality is that it’s almost here, and it’s time to say goodbye to summer afternoons at the pool. You’ve bought school supplies, new clothes, and necessary food items for school lunches, but in all the rush, have you made time to ensure their smile is ready for the new year? Good oral hygiene will not only give your child beautiful teeth and gums, but it will also put them on the right track for more time spent in school and less time in the dentist office. Find out why a dentist in Arlington recommends you should schedule an appointment for your child before the school year begins.  

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Get The Most Out of Your Summer After Teeth Whitening in Arlington

June 20, 2019

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before-and-after teeth whitening

Warm weather is great, but the best part about summer is all the fun plans you’ve made with your loved ones. You look forward to meeting new people, trying out new places with friends, and attending weddings and family get-togethers. The only thing that causes you to pause before you walk out your door is your discolored smile. You’re embarrassed by it, and sometimes feel the need to hide it behind your hand when you smile or laugh. There’s no need to hold back from the conversation because of some stained teeth, instead, get professional teeth whitening in Arlington and enjoy worry-free socializing. Read on for 4 benefits of professionally brightening your smile.

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First Visit With a Dentist In Arlington? Find Out What To Expect

May 8, 2019

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Woman with a beautiful smile

If your first visit with us is coming up, you may be wondering what it will be like. As a dentist in Arlington, we want to set the stage for many years of great dental care by starting with a complete exam at your first visit. Our entire team is committed to providing high-quality care from the very start, so we structure your first appointment so we can get to know you and recommend the best treatment for your needs. If you’d like to know more about what your first visit will entail, keep reading below!

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Why You Need an Oral Cancer Screening with Your Dentist in Arlington

April 17, 2019

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April—it’s a time of renewal with spring showers, blooming flowers, and warmer weather. But did you know that April is also Oral Cancer Awareness Month? It may not be something you want to think about, but oral cancer is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. The good news is that your dentist in Arlington offers oral cancer screenings as part of your routine preventive dental care. In this post, you can learn more about this type of cancer and how your dentist can help you!

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Bad Breath? Your Dentist in Arlington Knows How to Eliminate It!

March 15, 2019

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Man smelling his breath

Bad breath—nobody wants to have it, but unfortunately, many do. Also known as halitosis, this embarrassing oral hygiene problem can interfere with your personal and professional lives. Your mouth and smile are great impression making tools, which is why eliminating your bad breath should be in your best interest. Keep reading to learn about the best ways to cure your bad breath from an expert dentist in Arlington.

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A Children’s Dentist Offers Tips for Teaching Your Kids Good Habits

February 21, 2019

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toddlers with toothbrushes

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.

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Finding a Family Dentist Whom You and Your Kids Love

January 30, 2019

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 mother and child at dentist

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.

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Sudden Tooth Trouble? An Emergency Dentist Tells You What to Do

December 4, 2018

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woman with toothache

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.

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