Category Archives: Family Dentist

Kids Can Have the Worst Breath

At Gentle Dental, we’re assured by all of our younger patients that they diligently brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss once a day. OK, maybe they do both of those things, at times, in a cursory fashion. But they still chew minty gum lots of the time and munch on […]


When Should We See Your Child?

When you have a newborn, there’s so much going on that you worry about dotting all of the i’s and crossing all of the t’s. From vaccination timelines to development milestones, we can all wonder if we’re forgetting some things. One of those is dental care for your newborn. At Gentle Dental, we take care […]


Is Candy Really the Enemy of Your Teeth?

Since this blog will hit our website on the Friday before Halloween, it’s a good time to discuss candy and teeth. At Gentle Dental, we’re not one of those practices that rains on Halloween, offering to pay kids for their candy and what not. Besides, in this weirdest of years, Halloween and school is odd […]


That Thumb Doesn’t Need to Go to School

If you have kids worrying is one of the realities of the job of parenting. And when it comes to your child’s teeth, you may be wondering about thumb sucking. Is he or she sucking their thumb too much? Should they have stopped by now? Are they damaging their teeth? When parents bring their kids […]


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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, […]


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Your Kids and Their Teeth

Sometimes being a parent is like the Tasmanian Devil on the old Bugs Bunny cartoons — it’s a whirlwind experience. Parents are going full speed in so many directions they can forget or even think about their kids teeth. After all, they’re just baby teeth and going to fall out anyway, right? While that is […]


Family Dentist Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ

Fluoride Beyond the Conspiracy Theories

One of the truly detestable things about the Internet is that it gives anyone a platform, regardless of their pursuit of factual evidence. That’s how a former Playboy centerfold became the poster child for doing away with vaccines. Uh, who wants a return of polio? Anyone? Measles? Fluoride has its own share of whacko websites. […]


Children's Dental | Edison, 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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Baby Those Baby Teeth

Being a parent means lots of jobs. One of those is showing your kids the path toward proper oral hygiene. You, and they will be glad you made an effort in a lifetime of good teeth and gums. Since it all starts with the baby teeth, it helps to understand different factors about them, so […]


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 […]


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