Just the Facts on Fluoride, Ma’am

Fluoride has a great reputation. People think it’s the Superman of dental care. That’s why you can find fluoride in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other dental products. Most municipalities add fluoride to the water supply to help fight tooth decay. It’s pretty much everywhere. Since your friends at Gentle Dental are all about preventive measures like […]


Bonding, Just Not at Thanksgiving

Bonding. You remember it from that experiment discussed in your Psych 101 class where the monkey bonded with that wire mesh surrogate monkey. You remember your Mom saying that “This Thanksgiving will be a wonderful time for you to bond with your cousins, you know, the ones who just got out of prison.” Or maybe […]


Crowns Aren’t Just for Prince Harry

They used to be called “caps.” If a hockey player busted one of his teeth, he would have it capped. Somewhere along the line, the preferred term became crown. And while a true crown in the royal sense doesn’t provide much protection, a dental crown at Gentle Dental is all about protection — protection of […]


Periodontal Disease 101

Don’t underestimate your gums. Sure they may look pink and soft like a wad of Double Bubble. Sure you can make them bleed sometimes when you floss. But deep down they are strong. Their job, after all, is to be the bodyguard for the roots of your teeth. But prevention is key with your gums. […]


Filling the Need

Caries. Who knows what that is? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? It’s the most common form of oral disease known to man, dental caries. The process of getting caries is called tooth decay. OK, you know them as cavities. But that’s really a misnomer. That term probably came from the fact that once the dentist cleans out […]


Filling the Gap. Missing Teeth and Dentures.

Although it’s easy to think of people with missing teeth as some showing of Deliverance on TV, reality is that over 35 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 178 million are missing at least a single tooth. People mainly lose their teeth due poor dental hygiene at home, poor nutrition, a lack of […]


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The Advantages of Dental Implants

When you’re missing a tooth or a couple teeth you have different options. You can have a bridge span the gap, anchored on each side with crowns. You can have a partial denture, particularly if you’re missing a few teeth, to fill the gap. Or you can have a dental implant replace the missing tooth. […]


Your Child and His or Her First Dental Visit

Caring for your children is such a whirlwind experience. If there’s a spare moment in the day, you didn’t see it! In all of this, it’s easy to forget or not even consider when to get your child to the dentist for the first time. At Gentle Dental, we take great pride in our dental […]


Sherwin Williams Doesn’t Sell This Type of Enamel

Ask any musclehead about what is the hardest tissue in the human body and he’ll probably do a Hans and Franz flex. But the muscles are nowhere near the hardest tissue in the body. It’s the enamel on your teeth. Tooth enamel consists mainly of minerals, primarily hydroxyapatite. It covers the crown, the part of […]


Leave the Pits to the Miners

Some people have good parents, but bad genes. Huh? Well, their genetic signature has given them big pits or fissures in their molars. When a person has these deep troughs, it’s almost impossible to get all the food debris and plaque out of their molars. And if you don’t get that stuff out, you know […]


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