Dentistry Articles

How to Properly Floss Your Teeth

Why is Flossing Important? Did you know that if you don’t floss you’re missing 40% of your tooth’s surface? Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush just can’t reach like in between your teeth and under the gum line. Excessive plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay (cavities) and gum

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Is Vaping Bad for Your Oral Health?

Vaping has been coined as the healthier option to smoking regular cigarettes or pipes, but just because its healthier does not mean its healthy. Vaping and e-cigarette devices like the Juul are becoming increasingly popular but the research regarding the oral health implications hasn’t followed suit. How Does Vaping Effect Teeth and Gums? There is

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Bad Breath Solutions

Bad breath, also known as halitosis is an extremely common condition and is usually easily treatable.  Approximately 50-65% of people suffer from bad breath. What Causes Bad Breath? The main reason your breath may have an undesirable odor is because of bacteria. This is the same reason other parts of our body may smell at

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All About Oral Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, there are nearly 50,000 new cases of mouth, throat and tongue cancer diagnosed each year, and the average age of those diagnosed is 62. The dentists at Gentle Dental Family Care check for signs of oral cancer when you come in for an exam, which is why it’s very

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Do I Need to Remove my Wisdom Teeth?

Many people assume that once you’ve moved into your late teen years, the teeth you see are the only teeth you’ll ever get. But there’s a likely possibility that isn’t true. Your wisdom teeth can still break through your gums, or erupt, even in early adulthood. Knowing more about your wisdom teeth and how they

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5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile

At Gentle Dental Family Care, we LOVE to see you smile and we believe that healthy mouths smile more often. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our top five tips you can use to get your mouth in tip top shape. 1. Brush Regularly and Properly It is super important to brush your

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10 Foods that are Great for Your Teeth

Ever heard of the saying, “You are what you eat”? Well there is a lot of truth to that, especially when it comes to your oral health. Below you’ll find a list of foods that have proven to be great for your teeth and oral health. 1) Cheese Many people already have a love for

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Tooth Sensitivity Treatments

Ever wondered what causes tooth sensitivity and how you can treat it? Well continue reading below for some solutions to your teeth pain. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, activities such as eating, drinking, and brushing can cause sharp sometimes long-lasting pain in your teeth. Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel

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Do I Have Other Options Besides Dentures?

Dentures have long been considered an adequate solution for tooth replacement. However, they can be uncomfortable, and they are incapable of preventing jaw collapse. Continue reading to discover other options for replacing missing teeth. Top Alternatives to Dentures Dental Bridges: A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth

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What are All-On-4 Dental Implants?

The All-On-4 implant procedure allows us to restore an entire arch of missing or damaged teeth in a single appointment. With just four implants all of your teeth on the top and bottom arch can be replaced. The doctors at our beautiful Kew Gardens practice are skilled in performing this procedure and want to help

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