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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Is a dental procedure or even oral surgery in your future? If so, you may be feeling a pang (or several) of anxiety. You’re not alone. Millions of people have an innate fear of seeing the dentist, let alone the performance of any type of dental procedure, but dental anxiety can be overcome. At Gentle

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National Dental Hygiene Month

Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene month? To celebrate we want to highlight the best ways to maintain your oral health and hygiene! 1. Brush and Floss Daily You already know this, and we hate to be repetitive, but YOU MUST BRUSH AND FLOSS YOUR TEETH! This is the simplest, yet most

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What is Hyperdontia?

What is it? Hyperdontia is the condition of having supernumerary teeth, or teeth that appear in addition to the regular number of teeth. They can appear in any area of the dental arch and can affect any dental organ.The prevalence of hyperdontia is between 1% and 4% of the population with a male to female

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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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