Don’t Seal Your Deck, Seal Your Kids’ Teeth

Many people don’t know this, but their molars can resemble a glacier in the Alps, filled with fissures. Those fissures are prime locations for the formation of decay because no matter how well the person brushes and flosses odds are they can’t get into the bottom of the fissure. This is especially a problem with […]


Wisdom Teeth Edison, NJ

Summer’s a Great Time to Pull Those Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are pretty dumb. Leftovers of our caveman past, this third set of molars rarely does anyone any good. At Gentle Dental, we perform wisdom tooth extraction. And summer’s a great time to do it, as the usual wisdom tooth patient is in high school, so doing it now eliminates the need to miss […]


Periodontal Disease Treatment Edison, NJ

We Need a Smokey the Bear of Gum Disease

Everyone knows Smokey the Bear, that staple of the Advertising Bureau who reminds us dopey humans not to do dopey stuff such as lighting forests on fire. As dentists, the team at Gentle Dental is at this moment voting for an advocate to prevent gum disease. How about Pinky the Gum? Anyone? Bueller? OK, it […]


Do Whitening Toothpastes Work?

Like many items in the grocery store, toothpaste types seem to have exploded in recent years in the continuing goal of monopolizing shelf space. It used to be so simple — you looked for toothpaste with fluoride, and that was about it. Now, kinds of toothpaste promise to rebuild your enamel, to whiten your teeth, […]


Gingivitis — Beyond Don Draper

In Edison, we’re pretty close to the advertising hub of Madison Avenue in Manhattan. When it comes right down to it, we’re all victims of advertising anyway. A case in point is the word “gingivitis.” Anyone with a TV has heard that word, not from their enlightened knowledge of dentistry, but from Listerine TV commercials. […]


It’s Not the Tappan Zee

When it comes to bridges, you probably think of the more famous variety such as the Tappan Zee or the Brooklyn. But when it comes to replacing a missing tooth or two, the team at Gentle Dental has another type of bridge in mind — a dental bridge. Over 178 million Americans are missing at […]


Don’t Give Your Toothbrush the Cold Shoulder

Your toothbrush needs a new agent. After all, it goes about its daily business, fighting the evils of plaque and bacteria in your mouth, all with nary a second thought from you. Some of you don’t even give your toothbrush the requisite time of day, so to speak. We know what you’re thinking: what’s the […]


Gingivitis Isn’t Just a Madison Avenue Thing

People in New Jersey are just naturally skeptical. Maybe it’s our relative proximity to the advertising world of Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Still, like everyone else, we’re bombarded with advertising messages and some of them soak in. That’s true of the word gingivitis. Most of us have heard the term, but it’s not because of […]


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 […]



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