Blog - Gentle Dental Care


Find A Long-Term Solution To Teeth Sensitivity

  • October 22, 2017

Few things are more enjoyable than taking in Connecticut’s fall foliage while sipping hot apple cider — unless sensitive teeth leave you wincing every time you take a sip. Sure, there are desensitizing toothpastes that can dull the pain, but if you’re experiencing achy teeth when consuming hot, cold, or sweet foods, the sensitivity could

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How To Prevent Tooth Decay [INFOGRAPHIC]

  • October 19, 2017

You know the saying, “The best defense is a good offense?” Well, it’s as true in dentistry as it is in sports. Taking preventative measures — like practicing good oral hygiene and eating well — will decrease your likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease. Take a look at this infographic for some of the

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Don’t Worry, It’s Just A Root Canal

  • October 14, 2017

Halloween is coming up, and we know that many people find root canals far scarier than ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. Root canals still retain an unfortunate reputation as being painful, awful experiences. The thing is, they don’t have to be that way. At Gentle Dental Care, we can give you a root canal treatment that

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Feel Good About Your Smile Again With A Dental Crown (video)

  • October 11, 2017

Dr. Thomas Peltzer will tell you that dental crowns are “phenomenal” for repairing damaged teeth and restoring smiles. And modern dental crowns are better than they have ever been. If you have a broken, cracked, or decayed tooth, we can give you a crown that blends in with the rest of your smile. It will

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Change Your Smile With Teeth Whitening (infographic)

  • October 8, 2017

We are lucky to live in one of the most picturesque states in the country, and that’s especially true in the fall. When the leaves start changing colors, lots of people have reasons to take pictures. If you take pictures to post on social media, we hope you want to show off your smile as

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Our ‘Gentle’ Approach Can Help You Manage Dental Anxiety (video)

  • October 5, 2017

Caroline understands what Gentle Dental Care is about. We think letting you hear about her experience at our Plainville, CT, dentist office compared to her old dentist can give you a better idea of what we can do. We have helped many patients learn to manage their dental anxiety because of the compassionate treatment by

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Take Your First Step Toward Your New Smile

  • October 2, 2017

When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you see something you like? Or do you see something that you want to change? Maybe you want your teeth to look whiter and brighter. Maybe you wish your smile was straighter. Maybe you want to close a gap between your teeth or to fix

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Protect Your Student Athlete’s Smile With A Custom Mouthguard

  • September 28, 2017

High school football season may already be underway, but there’s still plenty of time to get mouthguards for your student athletes this school year. Studies show that a properly fitting mouthguard minimizes athletes’ risk of injuries to the teeth, jaw, and mouth. In certain Connecticut athletic conferences, mouthguards are mandatory for sports like football, lacrosse,

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Healthier Gums Start With Regular Flossing

  • September 25, 2017

If you fudge the truth about your flossing habits, you’re in good company: More than one in four adults lie to their dentist about it. Flossing may seem like a tedious chore — No, really. One in 10 Americans said they’d rather do their taxes than floss) — but it’s an important one. There are

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Bypass Your Anxieties with Dental Sedation

  • September 22, 2017

You have a toothache. Or, you had a toothache that has developed into something much stronger than an ache. Your mouth is throbbing, and you know you need help. But as you reach for the phone, your stomach drops. A trip to the dentist doesn’t bring feelings of relief. Instead, the idea of a waiting

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