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The Best Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

There are a variety of reasons a person can be missing a tooth: gum disease, excessive decay, or due to trauma such as sport injuries. Some people opt to simply leave the gap in their teeth, but this can lead to other dental problems down the road. That missing tooth needs to be replaced. The […]


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Porcelain Veneers Cover Scary Flaws

October is the scariest of months. There’s the prospect of armies of little ghouls and goblins traipsing about Edison asking for candy with you hoping you bought enough bags! And there are those Friday the 13th and Halloween marathons on AMC to make you turn on all the lights in your house. Plus, summer’s over, […]


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About Those Dingy Teeth…

We’d all like to have a bright, perfect, gleaming smile but you may not be ready to have a smile makeover with Dr. Strober or Dr. Butkofski just yet. Maybe all you need at this point is our in-office professional teeth whitening treatment at Gentle Dental.  Since we’re coming up on the party season (and […]


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Thumb Sucking Doesn’t Get a Thumbs Up

Charles Barkley, the Hall of Fame NBA player, once famously said, “I’m no role model.” At Gentle Dental, we think Linus van Pelt should say the same thing.  You know Linus, the thumb-sucking brother of Lucy in the Peanuts comic strip and on the upcoming fall TV special. Despite being at some grade level in […]


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A Big Word that’s Long on Pain — Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

You may not give it a second of thought, but the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull is critical to eating, talking, even breathing heavily. This is the temporomandibular joint. When problems develop with this joint, the condition is known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and it can create […]


This Tartar Isn’t Any Good on Cod

Some people only know the word “tartar” from the sauce they put on their fried cod over at some Long John Silver’s joint. But most of us have heard of dental tartar. It’s basically the start of most dental problems.  Here’s a brief explanation of what tartar is and some ways to keep tartar from […]


It’s Wise to Ditch the Wisdom Teeth Now

Considering what the past 15 or so months have been like, we all may have made some different plans had we known what was coming. We would have bought stock in disinfectant companies and Zoom Video Communications. We would have gone out to eat every night. And we would have had our teenagers’ wisdom teeth […]


Can Toothpaste Regrow Lost Enamel?

In June’s second Gentle Dental blog, we gave you a little lesson in the human’s body’s hardest tissue, tooth enamel. Since there is some question about products claiming they can actually rebuild damaged tooth enamel, we thought another blog was worthy of dealing with this issue.  After reading that June blog, you now know that […]


This Enamel Isn’t Right for Your Patio Furniture

Alex, I’ll take human tissue for $300.  Answer: The hardest tissue in the human body. Please form your response in the form of a question.  What is tooth enamel? would be correct and would let you control the board.  Your tooth enamel is the hardest tissue on your body. And not many people would get […]


A Makeover TLC Network Would be Proud Of

Reality TV has made a living on makeovers: home, job, body, wardrobe, restaurant, you name it. And, while we like to watch the Real Housewives of New Jersey as much as anyone, at Gentle Dental the only makeover we really care about involves your smile.  Are there things that you hate about your smile? Every […]


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