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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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? [...]

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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

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. [...]

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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 [...]

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