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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 […]

Replacing several teeth with implant dentistry

If you have lost one or several teeth, your dentist at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry may encourage you to consider implant dentistry. Implant dentistry is a way of restoring your smile effectively with more permanent solutions that removable dentures or bonded dental bridges. The suggestion is often made to patients who are interested […]

What to expect during a general dentistry checkup

Everyone needs to have a dental evaluation completed every six months as recommended by the American Dental Association. This is because many dental conditions can be avoided with routine examinations and cleanings. The team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry is here to help with regular visits from our patients.  Why do I need […]

Why go to a dentist for Invisalign?

If you have considered straightening your teeth, you may have avoided having that conversation with your dentist for fear of being told metal bracket and wire braces are your only choice. Now, patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth can achieve their dream smile without traditional orthodontia. Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and […]

Natural ways to fight bad breath

All of us have dealt with bad breath at one time or another. For some, bad breath comes after enjoying garlic bread or other potent food ingredients that contribute to an unusual smell. For others, bad breath is a common issue that they work hard to avoid. Bad breath, also known as “halitosis,” affects millions […]

Are all toothpastes created equal?

For hundreds of years, humans have been using certain scrubs and pastes to clean the teeth while supporting good oral health and wellness and freshening breath. Today, we still rely on the use of toothpaste for all the same reasons, and have a wide variety of options to choose from. The team at Drs of […]

Electric vs. manual toothbrushes

At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry, we strongly encourage patients to book regular recall appointments for cleanings and evaluations. At home, however, patients also need to take great care of their smile. The toothbrush is essential for maintaining oral health, and there are a few different choices available to patients. The continued debate is […]

Why do we develop plaque?

Most adults understand that dental plaque is bad, but many do not know why. What is plaque? Why is it bad? How can we keep plaque from forming? What can we do to address it once it has developed? These are all very valid questions that can be answered by our Mesa, AZ area providers […]

Can you reverse dental decay?

Most American adults have experienced a dental cavity at some point during their life. Cavities are areas of tooth decay that may be associated with a diet high in sugars or poor oral health. Patients who have cavities may experience issues such as tooth weakening or breakage, toothaches, sensitivity to hot and cold foods and […]

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