Category Archives: Preventative Dental Health

The Importance of Preventative Dental Care

At Clarendon Dental Arts, Arlington area patients can enjoy an education from a dedicated dental professional such as Dr. Danine Fresch Gray. Her patients are welcome to ask questions about their oral health and wellness so they can build the proper foundation for a beautiful, healthy smile. Preventative care is at the forefront of dental… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2018
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We Need to Talk About a Sensitive Subject

When we talk about our teeth, it is often to express a concern related to how they look. Sometimes, we need to talk about full-blown tooth pain. Not all that long ago, the topic of sensitivity was not unheard of. We don’t hear much about this today, though, and we may know why. Tooth sensitivity… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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Heart Attacks – #1 Killer in the U.S.

Recently Dr. Fresch obtained a preceptorship certificate by attending a multi-day heart attack and stroke course. (Bale-Doneen method: Beat the Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes.) Heart attacks have remained the #1 killer in the US since the early 1900’s (minus the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic) and strokes… Read More »


What Dental Health Has to Do with Diabetes

2017  CDC figures 30.3 million U.S. people have diabetes (9.4% of population)- 23.8% with disease are not yet diagnosed!  75% of adults have a degree of periodontal disease-from gingivitis to severe disease. In the earliest stages it is silent (except signs of bleeding gums). What is Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes: If you have type 2 diabetes… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 22 2017
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Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth? Might be Sjogren’s Syndrome

Dry Eyes? Dry Mouth? Joint pain and/or fatigue? Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects the salivary and lacrimal glands, resulting in the classic presentation of dry eyes and dry mouth. Symptoms range from just dry eyes and mouth to joint pain and fatigue to arthritis and Lupus. Approximately 1.5 million… Read More »


Heart Disease and Sleep Apnea – Are They Related?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea affects over 40 million people.  An alarming fact is that three out of every 10 adult patients we see are at high risk for sleep apnea. Dentists are commonly the first line of defense in screening this deadly disorder.  I have had several patients over the last month who have been experiencing… Read More »


Why a Trip to the Dentist Can Save Your Life…

At Clarendon Dental Arts, our focus is always on total health – Mouth, Mind and Body. We realize it might seem like a far reach for us to say, a trip to the dentist office could safe you life, but it can. Signs of inflammation in the mouth indicate infection, caused by bacteria, which can… Read More »



Oral Cancer, Early Detection

Tony Gwynn – San Diego Padres –  Passes Away from Oral Cancer.  Did You Know?  1) Each day 24 NEW people are diagnosed with oral cancer? 2) 42,000 die each year of oral cancer? 3) The risk factors for oral cancer have changed dramatically over the last 10 years? Unfortunately,Tony chewed tobacco which put him at a high risk.… Read More »


Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea and the Mouth

The Clarendon Dental Art team in Arlington, VA attended the annual Hinman Dental meeting this Spring in Atlanta. One of the largest dental training conventions in the country. Each of us took different courses which encompass technical advancements, direct patient care methods and practice management. At the end of the day we settle in for an… Read More »


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