Category Archives: Dental Care

Dental Services Edison, NJ

Tooth Makeup 101

At Gentle Dental, we’re all about teeth. If we had our way, there’s be a big tooth balloon floating overhead in the upcoming Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in Manhattan. We like to help our patients keep happily chomping away throughout their lives. And we feel it never hurts for our patients to know as much as […]


Family Dentist Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ

Don’t Put This Enamel on Your Wrought Iron

Know someone who’s Mr. Smart Guy, seemingly knowing something about everything? Maybe he didn’t go to Princeton, but he lives there and thinks it has rubbed off on him. Well, you want to stump that guy? Then ask him this question: What is the hardest tissue in the human body? He’ll probably say something like […]


Family Dentist Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ

Kids and Bad Breath

OK, so your kids brush their teeth twice daily. They may even munch on some breath mints or sugarless gum. Yet there are still times when their breath is odoriferous, kind of like their tennis shoes! Why is this? Bad breath can originate from other causes beyond simply a buildup of plaque and bacteria in […]


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Do You Dread Eating Cold Foods?

For some people, a cold Coke on a hot New Jersey day is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it’s tasty, and it’s cold. On the other hand, that’s the problem — it’s cold. At least that’s a problem for 57 percent of U.S. adults between the ages of 20 and 50. That group […]


Dental Bonding Edison, NJ

Your Teeth Like These Foods

Now that the holidays are, unfortunately, behind us, you probably saw Elf once or twice. Did you find yourself watching Will Ferrell making those meals with Captain Crunch topped with syrup, candy corn, chocolate sauce, etc. and think, “Hey, that looks pretty tasty.” OK, not to that degree, but if you opt for a Dr. […]


Dental Teeth Cleaning Edison, NJ

Home is Where the Hygiene Is

Brushing and flossing your teeth at home. Now there’s a subject that livens up the most mundane holiday party conversation! That could be exactly the problem. We’ve brushed our teeth for as long as we can remember so that the whole process can become somewhat mundane. Truth to tell, we probably get more stressed out […]


Family Dentist Edison, NJ

You Don’t Want Your Kid to Be Like Linus

Parents worry all the time. It kind of goes with the job. When your kid is pretending he’s Linus of Peanuts fame, thumb sucking is one more worry item to add to the list. Is he sucking his thumb too much? Should she have stopped by now? Are they damaging their teeth? At Gentle Dental, while […]


Dental Services Edison, NJ

Fluoride is Our Favorite Element

At Gentle Dental, we are big fans of fluoride. Now, this can sound kind of like being president of the chess club. What’s different from fluoride adoration and having the periodic table on your bedroom wall? But there’s a reason we’re fond of this chemical ion of the element fluorine — it’s the ultimate defender […]


Family Dentist Edison, NJ

This Tartar Isn’t For That Bass You Caught

Living so close to the ocean, it’s easy to find fresh seafood. And, while frowned upon in the kitchen, you may like it best with some tartar sauce on top. This could be your Mom’s fault, as she covered up the less-than-fresh fish sticks of your youth with gobs of tartar sauce. But when it […]


Don’t Give Your Toothbrush the Cold Shoulder

Your toothbrush needs a new agent. After all, it goes about its daily business, fighting the evils of plaque and bacteria in your mouth, all with nary a second thought from you. Some of you don’t even give your toothbrush the requisite time of day, so to speak. We know what you’re thinking: what’s the […]


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