Fluoride is crucial for smiles of all ages. The mineral strengthens tooth enamel to protect it against cavities — and for its significant oral health benefits, your dentist in Fort Smith wants to ensure all our patients are getting enough fluoride every day. But why is fluoride so important? And how can you be sure your teeth are benefitting from this mineral? Don’t go anywhere, because Dr. Gilbert Lopez is in with everything you need to know about fluoride in this week’s blog post.
New Smile Dental Blog
July 28, 2017
July 8, 2017
Your dentist Dr. Gilbert Lopez knows his duty to provide high-quality dental care extends beyond our immediate community. Everyone needs basic dental services — but too many people do not have the resources to maintain happy, healthy smiles. To help, Dr. Lopez recently went to the Philippines with Hand of Hope, a Joyce Meyer Ministry, to bring vital dentistry services to men, women, and children who desperately need them.
Dr. Lopez left from Fort Smith on April 20 and arrived in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, on April 21. In Manila, he participated in a service at the Word of Hope Church. On April 24, he started in the clinics. Dr. Lopez and his team saw 40 to 50 patients each day for four days, providing them with basic services like tooth extractions, restorative care, and education on proper dental hygiene.
In addition to providing high quality dental care for four days, Dr. Lopez brought a number of clothes and toys to the children at the clinic. He was also able to visit an orphanage in Quezon, a province southeast of Manila.
Dr. Lopez feels honored to have been able to provide dentistry for his patients in the Philippines, and he looks forward to sharing stories from his trip with our patients at New Smile Dental! patients in the Philippines, and he looks forward to sharing stories from his trip our patients at New Smile Dental!
May 9, 2017
Are cosmetic imperfections hurting the appearance of your smile? If you do not love how your teeth look, you can transform your smile with porcelain veneers. Now, you can increase your confidence and the beauty of your smile using a simple, noninvasive cosmetic procedure. As your dentist in Fort Smith, Dr. Gilbert Lopez will enhance the shape, proportion, and color of your teeth to give you a smile you will love showing off. However, before you begin your smile transformation, we know you have plenty of questions. To ensure you make a wise investment, we have the answers to your top questions.
March 23, 2017
Like most of us, you have probably been warned by your dentist about the dangers of gingivitis and maybe even its “evil twin”, periodontitis. Scientists didn’t start studying this condition until the 1700’s, but we know that it has been around for much longer. How do we know? It clearly destroys your healthy teeth. Since periodontal research has continued, ancient mummified Egyptians have been discovered showing signs of periodontal disease in their pearly whites (really, pearly yellows might be more accurate). Your dentist in Fort Smith is here to help you recognize the signs of early periodontal disease and help you try to reverse its effects.
February 9, 2017
Did you know that only one and three people have ever used floss as a part of their at-home dental routine? Or that one in four adults admit to not brushing their teeth twice a day? Poor oral health isn’t just about problems inside the mouth. A smile is vastly important to maintaining our confidence, keeping our personalities vibrant, and playing a major key to success. Your family dentist in Fort Smith, Dr. Gilbert Lopez, is here to educate you on the best ways to take care of your teeth by visiting our office.
January 8, 2017
When your child needs to have a tooth removed, whether it’s a wisdom tooth or for orthodontics, it can seem scary or overwhelming. They may feel fear or anxiety about their appointment, which in turn is stressful for you. The good news is that with a trusted team on your side, you and your child will have nothing to worry about. Dr. Gilbert Lopez, your family dentist in Fort Smith, can perform dental extractions, and our goal is to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible!
December 20, 2016
Your family’s oral health is vital. At New Smile Dental, we want you to choose a qualified and trusted family dentist in Fort Smith. Here’s how you can search for that excellent dental health provider.
November 14, 2016
Dr. Gilbert Lopez of New Smile Dental works with his patients to achieve the best oral health possible. Sometimes a tooth requires requires extraction despite everyone’s efforts toward preserving it. Dr. Lopez tells the reason behind this procedure, how it’s done and what recovery involves. Frequently, the backmost molars, or wisdom teeth in Fort Smith, are troublesome enough to need removal.
October 8, 2016
Prevention is the main goal of every family dentist, including Dr. Gilbert Lopez, of New Smile Dental. Partnering with each patient, Dr. Lopez and his talented team work toward optimizing oral health and preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible. However, sometimes wisdom, and other, teeth require extraction in Fort Smith. Learn the reasons behind this in-office procedure, how it’s done and what recovery involves.
September 17, 2016
You probably didn’t know that gum disease affects at least half of Americans over the age of thirty. Did you know that it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults? Periodontal (gum) disease is easy to overlook or ignore because you may not even realize you have it. It’s sneaky and there aren’t many obvious symptoms or pain at first. Dr. Gilbert Lopez and your team at New Smile Dental want you to know about it, so you can understand how general dentistry prevents gum disease in Fort Smith.