Learning More About Oral Health Care

The key to a great smile is making sure that you take the time to identify all potential risk factors in your life that could not only be putting your smile at risk but may be even doing further damage slowly over time. Even small amounts of damage to your... Read more »

A Dental Crown Restoration for a Fractured Tooth

Grinding your teeth at night on a frequent basis and participating in rigorous athletics without a protective mouth guard can put you at an increased risk of suffering a fractured tooth. A similar threat could also be posed by bad habits, such as crunching on ice or chewing on pencils... Read more »

Bad Breath: Causes and Solutions

Bad breath, also called “halitosis,” can be embarrassing. But what causes bad breath? In this blog post, we’ve collected a few probable causes for bad breath, and ways that you can fight back. First, honestly assess your dental hygiene routines. Are you brushing twice a day, for a full two... Read more »

Flossing Alternatives and When To Use Them

We all know we are supposed to brush our teeth two times a day. Many people even do so, for 2 minutes each session. We know that brushing removes plaque and bacteria from teeth, keeping our teeth healthy and strong. But when it comes time to floss, some of us... Read more »

Relaxing at the Dentist Without Drugs

Given the choice between going on vacation or keeping a dental appointment, most people would take the trip. That’s not a hard choice at all--especially if you suffer from dental anxiety. You may be surprised to learn that your thinking can help you beat your fears during your next dental... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Restoration Might Be Needed for Severe Oral Trauma

A hard blow to the mouth from an athletic injury or a household accident can sometimes cause significant trauma to teeth, gums, and soft oral tissues. In some cases of severe dental avulsion, there might not be sufficient root structure remaining to treat a badly traumatized tooth. In a case... Read more »

There Are Different Ways to Treat a Missing Dental Filling

A minor physical defect like a chip or dental attrition, or a small area of tooth decay can often be treated by installing a standard dental filling. This is meant to replicate the original strength of the compromised tooth enamel, while also restoring its original structural integrity. Yet chronic inconsistencies... Read more »

Look After the Little Things

As you move into this holiday season, there is a lot to remember. Letting the little things slide can be a good thing--but not when it comes to your oral health! Follow this list to stay on track during the holidays. Brush: Brush your teeth twice a day, for two... Read more »

The Basic Process of Attaching a Dental Implant

A dental implant can help you repair your smile if you have lost one or more teeth to a tooth extraction, accident, or an infection. At Gentle Dental Arts, we are committed to providing the dental care you need to return your smile to its original state or better. If... Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Root Canals

Root canal. Those two words conjure up visions of long and painful sessions in the dentist’s chair, and a miserable recovery time. Root canals have gotten a bad reputation over the years. But the truth of the matter is that a root canal can save a tooth that at one... Read more »