Category Archives: General Dentistry

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Why you can trust the team of Drs of Smiles

Did you know that the health of your smile is a reflection of your overall health? Many studies support the fact that poor oral health can impact other areas of the body. This is due to the oral systemic connection. Infections such as periodontal disease in the mouth can spread through the bloodstream and be […]


Prenatal care you might be overlooking

Once you receive the news that you are pregnant, life gets hectic. You’re busy growing a tiny person inside of you while maintaining routine obstetrician appointments and preparing the home for the new arrival. But it’s important that you also connect with your dental team during this time. At Drs of smiles Gentle Family Dentistry, […]


What can be done about crooked teeth?

If you have a crooked tooth, or even several crooked teeth, the team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry can help. There are a few different approaches our dental team might take in addressing a crooked tooth or a completely misaligned smile. Below are three common solutions that might be recommended by our team […]


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 […]


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