Dentistry Articles

What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

Your dentist should be the first person you call if you have a dental emergency. The dentists at Gentle Dental Family Care set aside time for emergency procedures and are open on Sundays and some late evenings to accommodate emergency patients. We are available for patients in Long Island and Queens for any and all

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Options For Replacing a Missing Tooth

If you’re missing a tooth you have a lot of options. The least advisable is to do nothing! It’s not just about aesthetics…Replacing a lost tooth is important to restoring maximum function, maintaining the alignment of surrounding teeth, and preserving facial contours. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reports that 92% of adults

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Dental Implants vs Dental Bridges

Dentistry has a come a long way in the past few decades, giving us more and more options for solving common problems like tooth loss. Today you can choose from a bridge, dental implant, or comfortable, natural-looking dentures to restore function and appearance. At Gentle Dental Family Care we specialize in dental implants and have

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What to do if you Break your Tooth

So you think you’ve broken, chipped, or cracked your tooth? Don’t panic! Although this isn’t the ideal situation you’d like to be in, there’s no need to worry because Gentle Dental Family Care is here to help. We’ll tell you exactly what you need to do if you break your tooth. What to do If

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Bleeding Gums, Treatment and Causes

Bleeding gums are the most common symptom of gum disease. But it can also point to other health problems. Occasional bleeding of the gums can be caused by brushing your teeth too vigorously or wearing dentures that don’t fit correctly. Common Causes Have gingivitis, a disease that causes inflammation of the gums Brushing too hard

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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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