Fear the Reaper, Not a Root Canal

If you’re old enough, you probably remember the Blue Oyster Cult song titled “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” That’s a dumb title — everyone’s scared of that dude in the black hooded cloak. But you shouldn’t group root canals from the Gentle Dental team in there as something else to fear. Root canals are actually a […]


What’s Up with Silver Fillings?

Dental caries. Who knows what those are? You’ve probably never heard the term, or you may know them by their far more familiar name, cavities. Ah, we’ve all heard of those because just about every one of us has at least one filled cavity in their mouth. If you’re older, odds are most of your […]


What’s Involved in Your Regular Cleanings?

People tend to shrug off their regular twice-yearly dental cleanings. There is the thought that they can do the same job at home, so why bother keeping your appointment with Gentle Dental or any other dentist. But there’s a reason all dentists recommend twice-yearly professional cleanings — that’s about the time it takes for plaque […]


Holiday Special: Invisalign $500 Off!!

To show our appreciation for choosing our office, we would like to extend a special offer to you to see what Invisalign treatment can do for your smile. We have partnered with Invisalign from now until December 31st to offer free consultations and $500 off or New Promo if you accept Invisalign treatment! To schedule your […]


Dental Implants — the Superior Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are so commonplace these days, it’s tempting to think they’ve been around forever. Actually they’ve only been used for tooth replacement around the last 50 years. Before that people were trying to replace their teeth, but they didn’t exactly use the titanium found in today’s implants. Archeological digs have unearthed implanted seashells and […]


The Joint is Jumpin’ — TMJ

The longest word you’re probably going to see short of Mary Poppins and that whole “superfragilistic…” thing is temporomandibular. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull. To talk, chew, or simply yawn the joint has to function correctly. When it doesn’t you have a temporomandibular disorder […]


Why We Check for Oral Cancer

Everyone knows about cancer, but usually the more notable varieties: breast, colon, lung, skin, etc. But since we’re all about the health of your mouth at Gentle Dental, we keep an eye out for oral cancer. And it shouldn’t be an afterthought anyway — oral cancer is the #11 cause of cancer mortality. Unlike, say, […]


Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out?

Wisdom teeth are really anything but wise. They actually are relics of our caveman ancestry when we had much longer jaws and ate lots of stuff like bark and roots that you don’t really find in the produce aisle these days. Back then, our caveman great, great, great, etc. uncle and aunt needed the extra […]



These Foods Make Your Teeth Smile

OK, so your diet has more in common with the game Candyland than with the vegetable chart. Your snacks tend to be mini Milky Ways or a handful of M&Ms, rather than a cup of almonds. Well, one day your teeth may respond to such snacking with a little S.O.S. in the form of a […]


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