Category Archives: periodontal diseases

Take Care of Those Pink Things Holding Your Teeth

While they look pink and weak, the gums are actually tough customers. After all, they are what are protecting the roots of your teeth. Treat your gums well and they will take care of your teeth. Neglect them at your own peril! Periodontal disease is the medical term for gum disease. It involves infection of […]


What is Root Scaling and Root Planing?

When you come in to see us for a regular cleaning and exam at Gentle Dental offices in Edison, our talented hygienists do some “scaling” on your teeth to remove plaque and tartar all the way down to the gumline and across the entire surface of each tooth. This keeps your teeth and gums healthy. […]


Periodontal Disease Treatment Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ

Your Gums — Vaunted Root Protectors

When we’re thinking of our oral hygiene, we’re focused on the teeth. This makes perfect sense, as their bright white appearance tends to dominate. But don’t overlook the pink tissue that is around those teeth. While they may look like a wad of Big League Chew at a Yankees game, your gums play a critical […]


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