Category Archives: Oral Health

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 […]


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3 Ways to Improve Your at Home Dental Routine

Regular dental cleanings and exams are vital to maintaining top-notch dental health. You’re at home dental care routine goes hand in hand with your routine dental cleanings to ensure your teeth stay healthy and free of disease. Review the following pointers to see how you can upgrade your at home dental regimen. Brush twice a […]


General Dentistry Mesa, AZ

Foods that Your Teeth Will Thank You For Eating

Is this you? Captain Crunch for breakfast with a Pop Tart on the side. A Snickers bar for lunch. Waffles and chicken fried steak for dinner, topped off with a chocolate sundae. OK, so that’s little overboard, but the sugary cereals, sodas all day, candy bars as snacks, and the like aren’t exactly the best […]


Bad Breath? These Foods Could Be to Blame

Nothing can ostracize you quicker than bad breath. It can be embarrassing for you and downright uncomfortable for those around you. If you have bad breath, what you eat and drink may be to blame. Here is a list of some of the biggest food culprits out there when it comes to bad breath. Coffee […]


Pregnancy And Your Teeth

Pregnancy and Your Teeth

When you’re pregnant, it may not occur to you that good oral health is essential to the health of your baby. In fact, changes to your body can cause your gums to bleed, which is called gingivitis. When left untreated, gingivitis may lead to more serious gum disease. And studies have shown that gum disease […]


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When Should I Start My Child’s Dental Exams?

First visit by first birthday. That’s what the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Dental Association recommend in order to set the stage for a lifetime of good oral health for your child. After all, to establish lifelong oral health, prevention is key. See the Dentist When the First Tooth Appears It is […]


Dealing with Canker Sores

Dealing with Canker Sores

Do you have a little white bump on your tongue or the inside of your mouth? That’s called a canker sore. These painful, round mouth sores can appear in several places, including the inside of your lips or cheeks, on your tongue, at the base of the gums or on the roof of your mouth. […]


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