Sedation Dentistry Helps Ease Dental Fears

Are you afraid of the dentist? Many people are. Sometimes it's the sights and sounds of a dentist's office that are frightening. Other times it could be a distant childhood memory of a fearful dental visit. No matter, for people who avoid the dentist out of fear, there is something called sedation dentistry that will [...]

By | 2018-01-18T09:48:08+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Sedation Dentistry Helps Ease Dental Fears

Children’s Dental Health Month Takes Place in February!

The depth of winter is an exciting time for us in the dental field. Why? Every February, for the last 76 years, the American Dental Association has recognized the unique importance of oral hygiene for children. Many are surprised to learn the tradition of this yearly happening is rooted in World War II era America. [...]

By | 2018-01-14T14:56:47+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Children’s Dental Health Month Takes Place in February!

My Teeth are Sensitive! Help!

Many people suffer from tooth sensitivity, and they tend notice it when they eat food that is too hot or cold. This can sometimes be a little painful or uncomfortable so you should see your dentist as soon as possible.  Waiting to see your dental professional means that a small problem could grow into a [...]

By | 2017-12-06T08:25:15+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on My Teeth are Sensitive! Help!

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Maintaining a good dental hygiene routine is one of the most important things you can do for your health.  Oral health can affect your heart, bones and immune system.  Taking the time to establish and follow good dental habits now will have positive benefits far into the future. National Dental Hygiene Month is recognized in [...]

By | 2017-10-04T12:54:14+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Five Common Dental Problems

The best way to maintain a healthy smile is by brushing your teeth twice a day for two full minutes, flossing, eating healthy foods, and keeping up with regular checkups at your dentist’s office. These basic preventative measures will go a long way towards keeping your smile healthy. However, no matter how careful you are [...]

By | 2017-09-26T08:26:01+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Five Common Dental Problems

Don’t Forget to Use Your 2017 Dental Benefits!

Don't let your 2017 dental benefits go to waste! As the Fall season is upon us, our patients often ask us to remind them to schedule their cleaning/exam appointment or their treatment appointment so they may have time to utilize their 2017 insurance benefits and/or their healthcare flexible spending account. Did you know? Your dental [...]

By | 2017-08-23T07:54:38+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Use Your 2017 Dental Benefits!

Extractions: When They are Necessary and What to Expect

An extraction is a dental procedure performed to remove a tooth from your mouth. With regular, preventative dental care, extractions are usually unnecessary. Although extractions are rarely preferred, they are sometimes necessary under certain conditions. When are extractions needed? Extractions are usually required for the following reasons: Irreparable decay. When a tooth becomes too decayed [...]

By | 2017-08-19T09:55:04+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Extractions: When They are Necessary and What to Expect

When Is a “Deep Cleaning” Necessary?

At Gentle Dental Center, we understand that when you think about having dental cleanings, you probably stick to your twice-yearly checkup visits and leave it at that. In cases of periodontal (gum) disease, however, which we focused on in last month’s blog, an additional, more thorough cleaning is often required. This type of cleaning, performed [...]

By | 2017-08-19T09:58:31+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on When Is a “Deep Cleaning” Necessary?

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and soft tissue that securely hold your teeth in place. The cause is usually poor oral hygiene. It is also a risk factor for heart and lung diseases. Periodontal disease begins as gingivitis, inflaming the gums. The advanced stage of periodontal disease is known as periodontitis and [...]

By | 2017-08-19T10:05:52+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Periodontal Disease