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That Thumb Doesn’t Need to Go to School

If you have kids worrying is one of the realities of the job of parenting. And when it comes to your child’s teeth, you may be wondering about thumb sucking. Is he or she sucking their thumb too much? Should they have stopped by now? Are they damaging their teeth? When parents bring their kids […]


Fall Into Invisible Tooth Movement

Now that the kids have all headed back to school in Edison and elsewhere, issues such as acne breakouts or what to wear take on a whole new level of importance. Right in there is the fear of becoming a metal mouth. Although wearing braces is anything but unusual — almost 4.5 million Americans (the […]


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Who Wants Perfect Teeth?

No one has perfect teeth. Every one of us has a chip here or a gap between a couple of teeth there. A tooth or two could have turned grey from a tetracycline reaction as a kid or your could have a tooth that is misshapen. But you can have the appearance of perfect teeth […]



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Don’t Give Decay Its Day

In past blogs we’ve addressed how to take care of your teeth, how to brush, how to floss, etc. There are other things you can do to head off tooth decay before it ever gets a foothold, so this blog let’s get into those. Preventing tooth decay Almost all food has sugar of some sort, […]


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Are Whitening Toothpastes Just Hype?

Shelf space is the thing when it comes to a trip to your local Stop & Shop these days. Where there formerly was one type of Chips Ahoy, now there are like six. There once was a single Special K cereal; now you could get lost in their variety. The same is true for the […]


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Be On the Lookout for Oral Cancer

During your twice-yearly exams with the team at Gentle Dental, we do more than simply make your teeth look shiny and bright. Sure, removing tartar and plaque and polishing your teeth are important. But even more important is our examination for the signs of oral cancer. That’s why we pull on your tongue, push on […]


Wisdom Teeth Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ

Summertime if Time to Pull Those Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth get their name because when they come in the person is older and hopefully wiser. Well, since they generally come in during the late teenage years, that could be up for debate, but that’s their name just the same. At Gentle Dental we remove this third set of molars in our teenage patients […]


Dental bridges

Don’t Forget the Bridge

As technology continues to race ahead all around us, it’s easy to overlook facets of life that still work just fine without anything new crazy changes. Pens are like that. They’re about the same as they were 50 years ago. Why change them? Hockey skates haven’t changed much. Same with football cleats. The rearview mirror […]


Dental Cleainings

Our Cleanings Are All-Pro

We sometimes see a patient who hasn’t been to the dentist in years. His or her logic? “I brush twice daily and I even floss…sometimes. What else are you going to do in your office that I can’t do at home?” In reality, good dental hygiene is a partnership between home care and professional cleanings. […]


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