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Deep Dental Cleanings

What is a Deep Dental Cleaning? A deep dental cleaning, sometimes referred to as gum therapy or periodontal scaling and root planning (SRP), is a treatment that cleans between the gums and teeth down to the roots. Like a regular cleaning, the hygienist or dentist will clean the tooth, gum line and sides of the

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Why Regular Dental Cleanings are Important

When was the last time you’ve had your teeth cleaned? This is probably the first thing your dentist will ask you when you have tooth pain or when you come in for visit. However, this question can answer a lot about your oral health and overall health. Teeth cleanings are very important because they are

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Covid-19 Safety Updates

Starting today, and moving forward Gentle Dental Family Care will be reopening in Kew Gardens. We will be taking serious precautions as well as following CDC guidelines to keep our patients and staff safe while NYC begins to reopen. Did you know that Dentists and Dental Assistants were ranked among the most dangerous jobs for

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How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

If your smile is not quite what you want it to be and you have been meaning to get around to talking about dental veneers, now is the time. If you find yourself with an upcoming special event and want to take action now, veneers may be the answer.Weddings, reunions, and special vacations all mean

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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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