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 […]


Whitening versus Bleaching

Most people lump whitening and bleaching into the same category — simply making their teeth whiter. But at Gentle Dental, there is a difference between the two and it revolves around the end result. Products and procedures are categorized as “bleaching” if they can make the teeth whiter than their natural color. Bleaching usually involves […]


Taking Care of Temporomandibular Disorders

At Gentle Dental, addressing temporomandibular disorders is one of the services we offer. Sometimes patients don’t know their jaw is the problem, as the pain they are experiencing is sometimes not localized. Here is some information about the disorder The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your […]


Treat that Cracked Tooth Like Royalty with a Crown

Everyone has heard of a dental crown. But many people don’t know what they are or how they work. There are times when a crown is the best possible treatment option. At Gentle Dental, we use crowns to repair teeth that are damaged and to anchor bridges onto adjacent healthy teeth. A crown is a […]


Family Dental Care from Young to Old

At Gentle Dental we pride ourselves on practicing family dentistry. What does that mean? It means that we offer comprehensive diagnosis, preventive care, and treatment of common dental problems for patients of all ages. After all, it’s never too early, or too late, to take care of your teeth. Plus, there are advantages to your […]


Tartar and Your Teeth

Some people only know the word “tartar” from the sauce they put on their fish sticks. But most of us have heard of dental tartar. It’s basically the start of most dental problems. Here’s a brief explanation and some ways to keep tartar from forming on your teeth. What is tartar? Everyone has bacteria in […]


What’s the Deal with Gingivitis?

Gingivitis. Everyone has heard the word. That’s not probably due to their extensive knowledge of dental issues, however. It’s probably more a factor of the size of the yearly Listerine ad budget. After all, the word gingivitis sounds ominous, an ad copywriter’s dream. And if Listerine helps fight it, oooooooh, I need some! But what […]


A Menu of Our Most Common Services at Gentle Dental

Everyone focuses on the procedure they need done, whether it’s a routine cleaning or a something more involved like gum scaling. Just to keep everyone up to date, here’s a list of our most common services, treatments, and procedures at Gentle Dental. Oral health exams: X-rays, TMJ, oral cancer screenings, along with a visual examination […]


Dental Emergencies and What to Do

Just like a broken pipe or a clogged toilet, dental emergencies rarely seem to happen during normal business hours. That’s part of the reason we have later weekday hours, along with Saturday hours — to help you out with dental emergencies. At Gentle Dental we perform many emergency procedures such as extractions, root canals, bonding […]


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