Wisdom Teeth Removal Edison, NJ

Summertime and the Wisdom Teeth are Being Pulled

We’ve all known someone who seemed to be closer to a Cro-Magnon man than a modern person. At least they have some teeth in common. Wisdom teeth. Whoever coined the term “wisdom teeth” wasn’t a dentist. This third set of molars is a leftover from our bigger-forehead days and basically only causes trouble in modern […]


Veneers Edison, NJ

Porcelain Veneers — A Beautiful Cover-up

When you look at someone who has great teeth, it’s easy to assume they really lucked out by having uniform sized teeth that are in alignment and generally the same color. It could be good genes. Or they could have porcelain veneers. Really, no matter how good they look to another person, just about everyone […]


Emergency Dentist Edison, NJ

Is It an Emergency or Not?

Sometimes you can wonder if what you’re feeling with your teeth is an emergency, or if it can wait until the next day or until Monday. At Gentle Dental, we’re here for your dental emergencies. Here are some scenarios and what you should do. Knocked out tooth You were playing a friendly “touch” football game […]


TMJ Treatment Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ

Nights Can Be a Grind — Bruxism

Just about everyone, except maybe Jimmy Buffett or your yoga instructor, grinds his or her teeth some times. After all, our bosses, kids, jobs, even driving on the Turnpike can drive us crazy. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, isn’t really any big deal — you have to clench your teeth occasionally when your boss […]


Periodontal Disease Treatment Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ

Your Gums — Vaunted Root Protectors

When we’re thinking of our oral hygiene, we’re focused on the teeth. This makes perfect sense, as their bright white appearance tends to dominate. But don’t overlook the pink tissue that is around those teeth. While they may look like a wad of Big League Chew at a Yankees game, your gums play a critical […]


Dental Teeth Cleaning Edison. NJ

These Cleanings Have Given Up Their Amateur Status

You’re a pretty diligent brusher. You even floss…now and then. And no one is walking around wondering why your breath smells like something coming from a Newark refinery. So, you think — who needs to see the Gentle Dental crew twice a year? What can they do with a “professional” cleaning that I’m not already […]


Dental Fillings Edison, NJ

Fill ‘Er Up

If you’re over 60, you probably can still remember the days of full-service gas stations. You’d pull in, and a perky guy would run out and ask you what you needed. “Fill ‘er up with regular,” you’d respond. Then you’d sit back while the young guy filled the car and cleaned your windshield while he […]


cosmetic dentistry Edison, NJ

Your Teeth Look Mahvelous, Darling!

Living in Edison makes getting to Manhattan and sitting in on TV shows like Saturday Night Live pretty doable. If you’re old enough, maybe you had the chance to see Billy Crystal’s Fernando Lamas character whose catchphrase was “It is better to look good than feel good.” At Gentle Dental, we believe your teeth should look […]


Family Dentist Edison, NJ

Do You Dread Eating Cold Foods?

For some people, a cold Coke on a hot New Jersey day is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it’s tasty, and it’s cold. On the other hand, that’s the problem — it’s cold. At least that’s a problem for 57 percent of U.S. adults between the ages of 20 and 50. That group […]


Family Dentist Edison, NJ

Baby Those Baby Teeth

Being a parent means lots of jobs. One of those is showing your kids the path toward proper oral hygiene. You, and they will be glad you made an effort in a lifetime of good teeth and gums. Since it all starts with the baby teeth, it helps to understand different factors about them, so […]


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