Category Archives: Oral Health

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 […]


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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. […]


Family Dentistry Edison, NJ

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 […]


Root Scaling and Root Planing

There are plaques you want to get, like MVP of the softball tournament. And there is plaque you don’t want to get, especially under your gums — dental plaque. When you develop dental plaque under your gums, the team at Gentle Dental needs to remove it with root scaling and planing. Who needs root scaling […]


Why We Check for Oral Cancer

Everyone knows about cancer, but usually the more notable varieties: breast, colon, lung, skin, etc. But since we’re all about the health of your mouth at Gentle Dental, we keep an eye out for oral cancer. And it shouldn’t be an afterthought anyway — oral cancer is the #11 cause of cancer mortality. Unlike, say, […]


What a Professional Cleaning Entails

Everyone thinks he or she is a good, dutiful tooth brusher. Following that logic, they see no reason for regular dental cleanings. After all, they’re doing such a great job at home, why bother with the pros at Gentle Dental? Truth be told, most people are somewhat distracted brushers. Excellent dental hygiene is a partnership […]


What Smoking Does to Your Oral Health

Many thousands of people have acquired various diseases from smoking, yet still can’t quit the habit. Aside from lung problems and even heart disease, smoking can also cause oral health problems. Because of this, our dentists at Gentle Care Dental advise all of our patients to consider quitting, or at least reducing, their smoking habit […]


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