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 »

You Need to Look for the American Dental Association’s Seal When Shopping for Children’s Toothpaste

Your child needs to brush their teeth twice each day. Along with flossing once each day, it constitutes the effective daily oral hygiene routine they need to maintain a healthy mouth. You can start brushing and flossing each of their primary teeth as soon as they start to erupt from... Read more »

Composite Dental Fillings Can FIx Your Smile

If you have a cavity, you might benefit from composite, or tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings are made of a combination of powdered glass and acrylic resin. The composite can be colored to match the rest of your tooth and the material binds well to the tooth surface. After removing the... Read more »

Advice for Staying Denture-Free

Dentures, sets of fake teeth, are used by multiple of our patients. And while false teeth are a good option if you are missing pearly whites, lots of our patients have confided in us that they’re disappointed they let their pearly whites get to the point of needing dentures. If... Read more »