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Why dental implants are made of titanium metal

If you have considered replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants, you may want to know more about the procedure and process to determine if it is right for you. Dental implants are a popular treatment for missing teeth, requiring a surgical procedure to place the implant directly into the bone of the […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2022
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Pros and cons of implant-retained dentures

One of the most lifelike and fully functional options for patients who have lost a significant number of teeth is the implant-supported, or implant-retained, denture. Implant-retained dentures are a popular choice for many patients who visit our team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry looking for restoration of their smiles. With the use of […]

  • Posted on: Dec 30 2021
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How to fight sugar cravings

All patients know how sugary snacks can be detrimental to their oral health and wellness. Eating high starch or high sugar foods and drinking beverages high in sugars and acids can contribute to the development of cavities. With this in mind, many of the patient who visit Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry will have […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2021
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How to address a gap in your grin

When you speak with others, do you wonder if they are distracted by a gap in your smile? Do you feel like maybe spaces are having a negative impact on your overall appearance? If you are self-conscious about spacing of the teeth near the front of the smile and want to speak to a cosmetic […]

  • Posted on: Nov 30 2021
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What can be done about old metal fillings?

If you have older fillings from cavities in the past, you likely have metal or “silver amalgam” fillings. These fillings are extremely noticeable when you laugh, smile, and talk to others because of their dark appearance in contrast to natural white tooth enamel. At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry of Mesa, AZ, patients with […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2021
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Facts about bleeding gums

When you’re brushing your teeth, do you notice bleeding when you spit out your toothpaste? Are your gums red and inflamed? If you are dealing with these changes in your smile, it is important that you do not ignore them. Bleeding gums is not normal and should be addressed with a dental professional as soon […]


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What tooth extraction may be needed for a damaged tooth

When a toothache arises, it is important that you don’t take it lightly. A toothache is often a sign of a serious problem that might require immediate dental work. The team of Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry believe in helping patients achieve oral health and wellness, and a toothache may significantly change their situation.  […]


Questions to ask when looking for a new dentist

Are you starting the process of choosing a new dentist in the Mesa, AZ community for you or your family? Are you new to the community and looking for a dentist with the experience and expertise you need? Whether you are a new neighbor or a long-time community member, there are times when you may […]


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Four main reasons a dentist may suggest extracting a tooth

At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry in Mesa, AZ, we understand the hesitancy some patients might have when it comes to being told they need one or more teeth extracted. Extractions may be performed for primary or permanent teeth, depending on the unique needs of the patient. There are also several reasons why our […]


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The advantages of dental implants

If you are experiencing the loss of a permanent tooth, you are not alone! The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons reports that almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth due to decay, disease, or injury. Many patients who struggle with missing teeth have […]


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