What to look for to prevent oral cancer

Visiting the dentist every six months is highly recommended by the American Dental Association as preventative steps towards maintaining a healthy smile. But do you know exactly what happens during these appointments? If you thought about cleaning and x-rays, you would be incorrect! One aspect of a routine dental evaluation that is performed is that […]

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Is bottled water bad for my smile?

In America, it is reported that we consume over 8 billion gallons of bottled water annually. That’s a lot of water! Hydration is key to maintaining a healthy body, and it can also reduce calorie consumption and obesity. But one thing it cannot do is maintain a healthy smile in terms of the missing additive: […]

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A Bethlehem area dentist explains proper oral hygiene habits

Are you seeking a dental team in the Bethlehem and Allentown, PA communities who can help you improve your oral health and wellness? Good oral hygiene routines are important to maintaining the health of the smile, combating conditions that can negatively impact it including periodontal disease and tooth decay. While home healthcare habits are vital, […]

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

Patients with a bright smile have the confidence they need in any social or business situation. However, individuals who have discoloration or dullness to the smile may be interested in learning about their options for whitening the teeth. The dentists at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center understand how yellow, brown, or gray teeth has […]

Nine fun facts about your smile

While we brush and floss our teeth every day, we may not know a whole lot about our teeth other than ways to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease. The team at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center is fascinated by the function, structure, and unique traits of human teeth, and want to educate patients […]

When should a wisdom tooth be extracted?

Do you still have your wisdom teeth? You may be wondering if you should leave them alone or speak to a professional about having them removed. Many teenagers and young adults have their wisdom teeth removed for various reasons, but it’s not always appropriate for everyone. At Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center, we work […]

How to save severely damaged teeth

In the past, a tooth that is diseased or infected required extraction. Fortunately, there are alternative treatments that can now be used to save a tooth from extraction. Today, many dentists use a procedure called “root canal therapy,” or “endodontic therapy,” to save a tooth and maintain it within the smile. At Gentle Family Dentistry […]

Tips for eating out after obtaining dentures

Getting new dentures can be both exciting and scary for patients. Many patients tare excited to restore the appearance and function of their smile with an economical solution, while others can’t wait to eat all their favorite foods again. However, there is an adjustment period for new false teeth that can take some time to […]

When an individual might need root canal therapy

The toothache that results from the formation of a cavity can be extremely painful. But the pain that occurs from an infection inside of the tooth can be unbearable. It is often unable to be controlled by pain medications and can keep patients from sleeping at night. Conditions such as this often warrant a different […]

Zoom whitening for dramatic results

If you’ve been overwhelmed by the choices in the oral care aisle of your local drugstore for whitening products, you’re not alone! Over-the-counter whitening products might include toothpastes, pens, trays, and strips. However, many patients who invest in these items find that they don’t whiten their smile as dramatically as they would prefer. In situations […]

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