Mary E. Gregory DDS

Arlington family dentist Dr. Mary Gregory offers dental services to brighten your family's smile. Our practice works to get you the treatment you need, when you need it.

Many members of our team have been seeing patients for years and treat everyone like family. From dental restoration to regular care, our office is here to get you a great smile. Find out what services are available for your family; call to plan an appointment with our dentist and team. Our office also uses some of the latest in dental technology to improve patient care. Visit our office today to learn more!

Operating as usual

[08/25/20]   Hello Everyone!

The time is fast approaching! As many of you already know we will be moving! Arlington County has plans for our current location.

In the fall of this year we are moving to the John Marshall Building at 2501 N. Glebe Road. Parking is available in the lot located on all 4 sides of the building. The new office is 2 minutes away from our current location AND the building has an elevator!!! It is a newer building and the office will be newly renovated for us. At this time we don't have the exact date, but we will let you know as soon as the plans are finalized.

We are pleased to announce that the John Marshall Building has a dedicated custodian constantly cleaning and sanitizing the common areas on all 3 floors throughout the day.

The office hours and current appointment dates and times will stay the same as they are scheduled.

We welcome any questions you may have please call or email. We will be glad to answer your questions.

Mary E. Gregory DDS and Staff


Its that time of year again! 🎃

Iverson Orthodonticso is having the annual pumpkin contest. Make sure you go to their office page Iverson Orthodontics to like your favorite pumpkin (wink wink) BABY GROOT is pretty cool!

[09/30/19]   October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Fresh breath, strong teeth and healthy gums are all part of oral health. That’s why it’s important to brush every day, and also to get regular checkups and cleanings at the dentist’s office

[06/06/18]   Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Researchers have discovered that dental x-rays are highly effective in identifying patients who have osteoporosis as compared to patients with normal bone density.

Since most people see their dentist more often than they see their doctor, your dentist may be the one to help identify low bone density. Low bone density is an indicator for osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis facts

The older you get, the greater your risk for osteoporosis.

What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones lose density. This causes them to become brittle and fracture more easily.

Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” If you’ve ever seen a pork or beef bone, you know how dense they are. You may have also noticed that they aren’t solid. In fact, they have a bunch of tiny holes which connect and reinforce one another like a bridge. Healthy human bones are very similar. Osteoporosis causes our bones to become less dense and the tiny little holes to become much larger. Over time, this weakens our bones which increases our risk for injury.

What Causes Osteoporosis?
Our bodies constantly absorb and rebuild bone tissue. Osteoporosis is caused when there’s an imbalance in this process. It can occur when our bodies don’t produce enough new bone or we’re absorbing too much bone. It may also be the result of both.

Does Osteoporosis Affect Oral Health?
Yes. Our teeth and jaws are bone. The jawbone supports and anchors our teeth. Osteoporosis can cause our jawbones to lose density, increasing our risk of fracture and permanent tooth loss. Low bone density can also cause issues how well your dentures fit and you may certain treatments more difficult.

Can Osteoporosis Cause Gum Disease?
Osteoporosis effects bone density, reducing strength, which can result in fractures. Periodontitis (gum disease) is a chronic infection that affects the gums and the bones that support teeth.

Research hasn’t concluded whether or not osteoporosis causes periodontitis. However, the loss of bone density leaves the jawbone and gums more susceptible to periodontal bacteria, increasing the risk for periodontitis, and subsequently tooth loss.

Is it Osteoporosis or Gum Disease?
Oral symptoms of low bone density are similar to signs of gum disease. Indicators include:

Loose teeth
Receding gums
Ill-fitting or loose dentures
If you experience any of the symptoms above, visit your dentist. They’ll help determine the cause and course of treatment.

Already Have Osteoporosis? Tell Your Dentist.
If you’re already being treated for osteoporosis, let your dentist know about any medications you’re taking. The type of medication you’re on can influence dental treatment decisions.

How to Prevent Gum Disease
Preventing gum disease starts with a good oral health routine:

Brush for two minutes, twice a day
Floss at least once a day
Visit your dentist regularly
Brushing and flossing everyday are necessary for good oral health. You know that. But here’s something you maybe don’t know. Staying on top of your preventive dental visits also helps prevent, and can even reverse, gum disease.

How to Prevent Osteoporosis
There are many potential causes of osteoporosis. Some can be prevented, like lifestyle. Some cannot, like a family history of osteoporosis.

However, living a healthy lifestyle seems to be the Rosetta Stone for healthy aging.

Here are some tips to help keep your body healthy:

Eat a well-balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
Exercise regularly. To keep bones strong, walk, jog, dance, or weight train.
Don’t smoke. And moderate drinking
Talk to your dentist to learn more about osteoporosis and your personal risk.

[06/03/18]   Call your dentist. I said "Call your dentist" (It's National Repeat Day) 703-527-6495 703-527-6495

[06/01/18]   Comment below your best/most ridiculous/no-sense making excuse to cancel a dental appointment! No worries we won't judge! 05/31/2018

World No To***co Day: 5 Oral Effects | Colgate® Oral Care

It's World No To***co Day and we would like you to just say "NO." To***co causes stinky breath, stained teeth, bone loss, shrinking gums, mouth sore, decreased sense of smell and a poorly healing mouth. Do we need to say more? The World Health Organization (WHO) holds World No To***co Day every year on May 31. Here are five oral health complications that should be top of mind.

[05/28/18]   In honor of Memorial Day, our family at Dr. Gregory's want to send a big thank you to Dr. Gregory and all those men and women who have served our wonderful country! We are forever grateful for your past and continued services to protect us and our homeland. Thank you!

[05/27/18]   "A smile can brighten the darkest day."
~Author Unknown 05/24/2018

FDA warns that teething products aren't safe for children The FDA warned consumers and sent letters to manufacturers to stop selling over-the-counter teething products, such as Orajel, that contain benzocaine.

[05/24/18]   True or False: Can the sun lighten your teeth? 05/23/2018

10 Things Every High School Graduate Should Hear

From the dentist to graduate-you will want to read this! Tag someone who recently has or is getting ready to graduate. Some helpful advice from a guy who has been there, done that.

[05/23/18]   Gum Disease and High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects one in three American adults. It’s estimated that one in five people with high blood pressure don’t realize they have it.

A 2010 study found that oral hygiene may be considered an independent risk factor for hypertension and that maintaining healthy gums may prevent and control the condition.

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Now’s a great time to learn about the connection between gum disease and high blood pressure because your dentist may be the one to spot potential signs of high blood pressure.

How can a dentist spot potential signs of high blood pressure?
1. Dentists check for signs of gum disease.
During a routine dental examination, your dentist looks for signs of periodontitis, or gum disease.

The mouth is an ideal breeding area for bacteria. If you have gum disease, you’re at increased risk for having potentially harmful bacteria enter your bloodstream through infected gum tissue. Researchers believe this helps contribute to plaque buildup in arteries, leading to increased blood pressure.

This doesn’t mean gum disease causes high blood pressure. It’s simply considered a risk factor for it.

2. Dentists review your dental and medical history.
Ever wonder why your dentists asks about the medications you’re taking and general health? It’s because our bodies are systems and oral and overall health are connected.

Certain medications and health conditions, in combination with signs of gum disease, may indicate you have high blood pressure.

High blood pressure is referred to as “the silent killer.” You may have it and not know about it. Dentists are trained to help connect the dots between your oral and overall health. They’re able to look at your whole health to help catch and treat issues before they become major problems.

3. Dentists check your blood pressure.
Blood pressure checks are required so your dentist can choose the proper local anesthetic for dental treatment.

If your dentist checks your blood pressure at your dental examination, you may just get the discovery you need to deal with what up to then was an unknown health risk.

Detecting hypertension in its early stages can help prevent it from becoming a major problem later on.

If your dentist suspects you may have high blood pressure, your dentist will likely recommend you follow-up with your physician for further screening.

How to Prevent Gum Disease
Brush for two minutes, twice a day
Floss at least once a day
Visit your dentist regularly
Brushing and flossing everyday are necessary for good oral health. You know that. But here’s something you maybe don’t know. Staying on top of your preventive dental visits also helps prevent, and can even reverse, gum disease.

How to Prevent High Blood Pressure
Eat healthy
Exercise regularly
Don’t smoke
There are many risks factors for developing high blood pressure. Some of them are genetic and can't really be prevented. Others are caused by the choices we make. This list may look familiar because it addresses lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of high blood pressure.

It’s the three things you’re always told will improve your health. There’s a reason – they work. Not only will adopting these healthy habits help reduce your risk for developing high blood pressure, they’re also good for your oral health.

Want to learn more?
Talk to your dentist to learn more about gum disease, high blood pressure, and your unique risks.

[05/07/18]   What can we do to make your visits to our office the best and most comfortable they can be?

[05/05/18]   Happy Cinco de Mayo! or Cinco de Clean Teeth. Ponchos and Sombreros for everyone!


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Arlington, VA

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