Who Doesn’t Love Having a Metal Mouth? Uh, Everyone!

Braces and acne. Those are the dual humiliations that impact virtually every teenager at some point of their high school years. While great strides have been made in the treatment of acne, if you have poorly aligned or spaced teeth, braces are a necessity, and with them the dreaded “metal mouth.” Not so fast. You […]


Habits That Trash Your Teeth

Our teeth are tough customers, but some things we humans do are so destructive, even our teeth can’t take it. Everyone is guilty of at least a couple of these habits, but it’s best if you can break them! Your pals at Gentle Dental want to enlighten you to just what you may be doing […]


Don’t Just Let Ikea Have Veneers

Veneers. When you hear the word, many people think of furniture at Ikea, where expensive-looking veneers cover less expensive wood forming the foundation of the dresser or coffee table beneath. But dental veneers, while they don’t come with illustrated construction plans like Ikea, are just as smart for your teeth. Veneers are very thin, porcelain […]


The Wise Move is to Take Out Your Caveman Teeth

Despite what some whack jobs say, our distant relatives (not those in Peoria, but those who lived in caves) were around a lot longer than 2,000 years ago. And they didn’t get to go to the local Safeway to pick out dinner. They pretty much ate whatever presented itself, including roots, branches, leaves, nuts, and […]


What a Professional Cleaning Entails

Everyone thinks he or she is a good, dutiful tooth brusher. Following that logic, they see no reason for regular dental cleanings. After all, they’re doing such a great job at home, why bother with the pros at Gentle Dental? Truth be told, most people are somewhat distracted brushers. Excellent dental hygiene is a partnership […]


Toothbrush 101

Toothbrush smoothbrush. What’s the big deal? So, you use this little item to scrub your teeth a couple times each day. How important can stuff like how long to keep a toothbrush be? Very important. So, your friends at Gentle Dental are going to give you a little class called Toothbrush 101. Taking care of […]


Root Canals 101

Root canals either make people think of a barge being towed up the Erie Canal, or the term makes them run away as fast as possible. But what do you actually know about root canals? We like our patients to be educated at Gentle Dental, so here we go. What is a root canal? While […]


Partial Dentures Can Fill That Gap

If a person is missing a few consecutive teeth, at Gentle Dental we usually replace them in three ways. We can place a number of dental implants, one implant for each missing tooth. But, while this is the best solution to replace missing teeth, it can be expensive. We can place a permanent bridge if […]




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