Category Archives: Dental Cleaning

Dental Services Edison, NJ

Don’t Give Decay Its Day

In past blogs we’ve addressed how to take care of your teeth, how to brush, how to floss, etc. There are other things you can do to head off tooth decay before it ever gets a foothold, so this blog let’s get into those. Preventing tooth decay Almost all food has sugar of some sort, […]


Dental Services Edison, NJ

Be On the Lookout for Oral Cancer

During your twice-yearly exams with the team at Gentle Dental, we do more than simply make your teeth look shiny and bright. Sure, removing tartar and plaque and polishing your teeth are important. But even more important is our examination for the signs of oral cancer. That’s why we pull on your tongue, push on […]


Dental Cleainings

Our Cleanings Are All-Pro

We sometimes see a patient who hasn’t been to the dentist in years. His or her logic? “I brush twice daily and I even floss…sometimes. What else are you going to do in your office that I can’t do at home?” In reality, good dental hygiene is a partnership between home care and professional cleanings. […]


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Don’t Give Your Teeth the Gift of Tartar

Fish sticks aren’t exactly a holiday staple. So, you may not be thinking much about tartar…sauce. At Gentle Dental, we’re not big lovers of tartar sauce, but we downright despise dental tartar! Avoiding tartar buildup is paramount to a healthy mouth; it’s the start of most dental problems. Here’s a brief explanation of how tartar […]


Dental Teeth Cleaning Edison. NJ

These Cleanings Have Given Up Their Amateur Status

You’re a pretty diligent brusher. You even floss…now and then. And no one is walking around wondering why your breath smells like something coming from a Newark refinery. So, you think — who needs to see the Gentle Dental crew twice a year? What can they do with a “professional” cleaning that I’m not already […]


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What’s Involved in Your Regular Cleanings?

People tend to shrug off their regular twice-yearly dental cleanings. There is the thought that they can do the same job at home, so why bother keeping your appointment with Gentle Dental or any other dentist. But there’s a reason all dentists recommend twice-yearly professional cleanings — that’s about the time it takes for plaque […]


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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 […]


Dentist in Edison, New Jersey

What Our Routine Cleanings Entail

It’s easy to think of routine dental cleanings as nothing more than glorified tooth brushing, and then skip your appointments. Truth is, twice-yearly professional cleanings at Gentle Dental are the single most important step you can take, beyond diligent home hygiene. So, what happens at a routine Gentle Dental cleaning? The first step is to […]


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