Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

If you have a broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth, there's a good chance that your dentist may recommend a dental crown as an option for treatment. Specifically, a dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over your existing tooth to provide added protection and strength; a dental crown can also improve or correct [...]

By |2018-03-12T09:12:35+00:00November 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

Don’t Forget…Your Dental Benefits May Be Expiring!

Your dental insurance policy allows for a certain dollar amount of coverage to be provided each year. If your maximum coverage benefit is not used during the year, you lose those benefits, because unused coverage does not carry over to the next year.  As the end of 2018 approaches, Gentle Dental Center encourages you to [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:45:22+00:00October 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Forget…Your Dental Benefits May Be Expiring!

Important Questions You May Have About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the surface of your teeth. They are often applied to the surface of teeth at the back of your mouth, such as your molars or premolars and are used to provide protection to your teeth. If you or your child are being considered for dental sealants, it [...]

By |2018-06-14T10:32:52+00:00September 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Important Questions You May Have About Dental Sealants

Cosmetic Dentistry: Is It Right For Me?

The term cosmetic dentistry is slightly misleading. Though cosmetic dental work can make a person feel more confident and improve their external appearance many kinds of cosmetic dental procedures are necessary to eat and live a healthy life. Missing or damaged teeth can be dangerous as well as unsightly. Some dental issues are painful and [...]

By |2018-05-15T09:48:27+00:00August 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Cosmetic Dentistry: Is It Right For Me?

Know the Symptoms of Gum Disease

When we think about keeping our mouths healthy, we most often focus on preventing cavities. Cavity prevention is important but it's equally if not more important to prevent gum disease. Gentle Dental Center provides education about gum disease, treatment and causes, during every patient visit. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research describes gum [...]

By |2018-04-13T09:41:57+00:00July 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Know the Symptoms of Gum Disease

Fluoride Treatments: Do I Really Need Them?

Dental problems like tooth decay and cavities are a result of bacteria that builds up into plaque. Plaque is acidic and will build up around the teeth and gums, which causes tooth enamel to wear away. When tooth enamel wears away, our teeth become more vulnerable to cavities, which are holes in the actual tooth [...]

By |2018-03-26T13:25:20+00:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Fluoride Treatments: Do I Really Need Them?

Why You Should Consider Transitioning to Dental Implants

It's important to take care of your teeth, not only because they serve an important function, but because they are also necessary for a confident, beautiful smile. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a strong set of teeth. Even if you practice excellent dental hygiene throughout your life, it is still possible to [...]

By |2018-02-19T12:38:30+00:00May 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why You Should Consider Transitioning to Dental Implants

When Should My Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the third and final molars to erupt in your mouth. As their name implies, wisdom teeth typically present when you are older. For most patients, the third molars do not break through the gums until they reach their teen or young adult years. When is the best time to remove wisdom teeth? [...]

By |2018-03-12T09:42:56+00:00April 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on When Should My Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

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+00:00March 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Sedation Dentistry Helps Ease Dental Fears