Category Archives: General Dentistry

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Thumb Sucking Doesn’t Get a Thumbs Up

Charles Barkley, the Hall of Fame NBA player, once famously said, “I’m no role model.” At Gentle Dental, we think Linus van Pelt should say the same thing.  You know Linus, the thumb-sucking brother of Lucy in the Peanuts comic strip and on the upcoming fall TV special. Despite being at some grade level in […]


Can Toothpaste Regrow Lost Enamel?

In June’s second Gentle Dental blog, we gave you a little lesson in the human’s body’s hardest tissue, tooth enamel. Since there is some question about products claiming they can actually rebuild damaged tooth enamel, we thought another blog was worthy of dealing with this issue.  After reading that June blog, you now know that […]


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 […]


Sugarless Gum Should Be in the Lineup

In a normal year, we’d be well into the baseball season by now, and whether you’re a Mets or Yankees fan, there’s one universal truth — there is always lots of gum chomping going on. Heck, dugouts have bowls full of Hubba Bubba, Big League Chew, and Bazooka. Tasty bubble gums one and all, but […]


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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 […]


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Should You Go Electric?

Sure, at Gentle Dental we give you a toothbrush after your twice-yearly cleanings and exams. But we’d gladly give you more floss instead. You see, it’s not that we don’t want to help you out by making sure you have a new toothbrush, it’s just that we think maybe you should switch to another type […]


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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 […]


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Teeth Not So Great? Tell Mom About it at Thanksgiving!

Living close to the Shore, we get our fair share of sun. And if you have fair skin, hopefully, you make regular visits to the dermatologist who probably then proceeds to use up a whole bottle of liquid nitrogen freezing your suspicious sun damage spots. But, annoyingly, you probably know a person who gets, even […]


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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 […]


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Oil Pulling: I Need to Put What On My Teeth?!

Oil pulling is a natural remedy that supposedly can help drastically improve your dental health. But what all does it entail? Does it really work? What Is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is essentially using coconut oil (don’t worry—it’s not motor oil) as a mouthwash. You put about a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth […]


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