Category Archives: Oral Health

Family Dentistry Edison, NJ

Teeth Not So Great? Tell Mom About it at Thanksgiving!

Living close to the Shore, we get our fair share of sun. And if you have fair skin, hopefully, you make regular visits to the dermatologist who probably then proceeds to use up a whole bottle of liquid nitrogen freezing your suspicious sun damage spots. But, annoyingly, you probably know a person who gets, even […]


Root Scaling and Root Planing

There are plaques you want to get, like MVP of the softball tournament. And there is plaque you don’t want to get, especially under your gums — dental plaque. When you develop dental plaque under your gums, the team at Gentle Dental needs to remove it with root scaling and planing. Who needs root scaling […]


Why We Check for Oral Cancer

Everyone knows about cancer, but usually the more notable varieties: breast, colon, lung, skin, etc. But since we’re all about the health of your mouth at Gentle Dental, we keep an eye out for oral cancer. And it shouldn’t be an afterthought anyway — oral cancer is the #11 cause of cancer mortality. Unlike, say, […]


What a Professional Cleaning Entails

Everyone thinks he or she is a good, dutiful tooth brusher. Following that logic, they see no reason for regular dental cleanings. After all, they’re doing such a great job at home, why bother with the pros at Gentle Dental? Truth be told, most people are somewhat distracted brushers. Excellent dental hygiene is a partnership […]


What Smoking Does to Your Oral Health

Many thousands of people have acquired various diseases from smoking, yet still can’t quit the habit. Aside from lung problems and even heart disease, smoking can also cause oral health problems. Because of this, our dentists at Gentle Care Dental advise all of our patients to consider quitting, or at least reducing, their smoking habit […]


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