Are You Grinding Your Teeth at Night?

Stress affects different people in different ways, and last year there was no shortage of stress for all of us. Some people internalize it and grind their teeth while they sleep. Often, they don’t know they’re doing so, although symptoms the next day tell the tale. This may simply be teeth grinding, otherwise known as […]


Bonding Isn’t Just for the Holidays

No one has a perfect family. Maybe more bonding would help. Or not. And no one has a perfect smile. Bonding with the team at Gentle Dental would definitely help with that! Drs. Strober, Messer, and Butkofski cover minor cosmetic defects, such as chips or gaps between teeth, with dental bonding. Bonding is a great […]


Dental Emergencies and What to Do

If you’re old enough, you remember that lame TV show, Emergency!, where they went around every week zapping hapless victims with the defibrillator for any conceivable injury. Heart attack. Zap! Indigestion? Zap! Hangnail? Zap! At Gentle Dental we’re not prone to overreacting, but we do want our patients to take dental emergencies seriously because by […]


When Should We See Your Child?

When you have a newborn, there’s so much going on that you worry about dotting all of the i’s and crossing all of the t’s. From vaccination timelines to development milestones, we can all wonder if we’re forgetting some things. One of those is dental care for your newborn. At Gentle Dental, we take care […]



Is Candy Really the Enemy of Your Teeth?

Since this blog will hit our website on the Friday before Halloween, it’s a good time to discuss candy and teeth. At Gentle Dental, we’re not one of those practices that rains on Halloween, offering to pay kids for their candy and what not. Besides, in this weirdest of years, Halloween and school is odd […]


Dental Floss is Your Friend

While the Internet has its obvious pluses, it also has lots of, uh, less than admirable traits. One of them is the way anyone can put something out there and other people simply believe it to be true. That’s how a woman whose sole claim to fame was that she had been a Playboy Playmate […]


Questions and Answers about Invisalign

In this month’s first Gentle Dental blog we got into the basics of straightening teeth with the invisible alternative to metal bands and wires, Invisalign. At our Edison practice, we field lots of questions about Invisalign from parents and teens. Everyone wonders how clear acrylic trays that seem more like sport mouth guards than orthodontics […]


Invisalign — Clearly Superior Straightening

Despite the fact that we’re not sure if our kids are heading back to “actual” school this fall or the Zoom variety, there’s one universal truth — many of them will be sporting braces. And when you’re a kid at that impressionable age, who wants a mouth full of metal? That’s what will happen if […]


Respect Your Teeth and They Won’t Come Back to Bite You

Since we’ve all been pretty much stuck in our homes and apartments for all of spring and into summer, you’d think our teeth would be perfectly maintained and gleaming, our gums pink and healthy. Uh no. Despite having created a permanent butt imprint on their couch, just paces away from their bathroom and the trusty […]


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