TMJ exercises for patients to consider

A diagnosis of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) can leave patients unsure as to how to address this painful and problematic condition. At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry in Mesa, Arizona, our dentists can help patients understand their condition and learn about exercises they can perform to reduce discomfort. TMJ exercises for patients One way […]

Understanding sedation dentistry vs. sleep dentistry

When patients hear the term sleep dentistry, they sometimes believe that it is just another term for sedation dentistry. Unfortunately, sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry are two different types of treatments. At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry, we can help patients discern the difference between these terms and better understand the process and purpose […]

Keep your smile looking youthful even as you age

As we age, we all expect the usual changes to occur, including the fine lines and wrinkles on the face and the gray hair. But while we may be prepared for these changes, patients are often unaware of the changes that can occur to their smiles as well. Your smile can make you look older […]

Start the school season off with a smile makeover

Summer is over, and in sweeps the school season. While many patients think about getting school supplies for their kids or helping their teenagers settle into their college dorm rooms, many forget to think about one aspect of their appearance that can also enjoy a change: their smiles! A smile makeover is a custom-designed treatment […]

What are the benefits of good oral hygiene?

When introduced to a toothbrush as a child, patients have been educated regularly on the benefits of good oral hygiene. Most children and adults know that proper care of the smile includes brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits. Good oral health habits go far beyond just reducing the risk of cavities and keeping the teeth […]

What parents need to know about permanent teeth

One of the milestones that many parents look forward to is the loss of a child’s first tooth. Missing teeth is a common occurrence for children as their primary teeth make way for permanent teeth. The permanent teeth are the teeth that will need to last the rest of one’s life, so with proper care […]

Addressing tooth sensitivity

Patients who have sensitivity when they eat hot, cold, acidic, or sweet foods and beverages may be dealing with a condition known as dentin hypersensitivity, or “sensitive teeth.” Sensitive teeth impact over half of the general population in one way or another. It is extremely common, though not something to worry about initially. What causes […]

Gum recontouring for a more attractive smile

Just like the frame of a picture enhances its appearance, the gums of the smile do the same for the teeth. When the soft tissues surrounding the teeth are unevenly shaped, too large or small, or not effectively proportioned with the smile, it can make a negative impact. Some patients end up with a smile […]

How dental bonding is used in dentistry

The dentists of Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry believe strongly in using the most conservative methods for enhancing the smile whenever possible. With this in mind, our team often uses composite resin dental bonding to fix minor aesthetic issues and address areas of decay. What is composite resin dental bonding? Dentists have been using […]

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