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 […]




Fluoride — Communist Conspiracy or Tooth Saver?

When fluoride first came into the public consciousness as it was being added to municipal water supplies in the 1940s and 50s. Research that had started around the turn of the century was showing real promise with fluoride in the prevention of dental cavities. By the 30s, levels in drinking water were being tested to […]


Why You Should Get Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

When you have a missing tooth, due to fractures, gum disease, or tooth decay, some people opt to not replace it to avoid the cost and hassle. But that’s a bad idea because the surrounding teeth often will migrate over into the now-open space. Plus, without the teeth above the jawbone below starts to deteriorate […]


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