Blog - Gentle Dental Care


How Winter Athletes Can Care For Their Teeth

  • February 15, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway. The games, which provide a unique bringing together of countries in the name of sport, are inspirational for a number of reasons — chief among them the hard work and dedication displayed by the athletes. And studies suggest that after the Olympic games, people are inspired to become more

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Save Your Smile With Dental Implants [VIDEO]

  • February 13, 2018

When you lose a tooth, you’re losing both the visible crown and the root, the bony structure that connects the tooth to your jawbone. One of the most game-changing advances in restorative dentistry over the past half-century is the dental implant, a small titanium post that allows you to replace the root of a missing

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How To Prevent And Treat Gum Disease

  • February 8, 2018

Every winter, despite efforts to vaccinate and practice regular hand washing, millions of Americans come down with the flu. Flu season — which peaks from December to February — is never pleasant, but this year’s iteration has Connecticut officials reporting “widespread influenza activity,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And though it’s

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An Anxiety-Free Root Canal [VIDEO]

  • February 6, 2018

If you’re experiencing a nagging toothache, it’s possible that your tooth is badly decayed and the nerves inside it are infected. In cases like this, a root canal is often your last hope for saving the tooth from extraction. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more about what happens if your

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Show Your Smile Some Love [INFOGRAPHIC]

  • February 4, 2018

For some people, February 14 has become less about the celebration of love for a spouse or significant other and more about self-care. There’s Singles’ Awareness Day, of course, but some people prefer to reject any anti-Valentine’s Day sentiment and just do something nice for themselves. If you fall into that camp, why not show

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How To Prevent And Treat Gum Disease

  • February 1, 2018

You know that healthy teeth are required for a beautiful smile. But if your gums aren’t in good shape, it’s likely that the appearance of your smile is suffering. Roughly half of American adults are living with an aggressive form of gum disease called periodontitis. In the same way that tooth decay can damage your

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Restore Your Smile And Your Confidence At Gentle Dental Care [VIDEO]

  • January 27, 2018

April describes herself as a “happy and jovial person,” so having a less-than-stellar smile was challenging for her. “I didn’t feel as comfortable when speaking,” she said. “I felt like if I was really close to someone, I felt like I didn’t want to open my mouth all the way.” So, she trusted Dr. Peltzer

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How Pregnancy Affects Your Dental Health

  • January 22, 2018

If you’re expecting, you’ve likely been reading up on what to expect as you await the arrival of your little one. Over the course of nine months, nearly every part of your body will undergo some unexpected changes — from blurred vision to loosening joints — and your mouth is no exception. So, how does

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Prioritizing Your Safety And Comfort With Sedation Dentistry [VIDEO]

  • January 20, 2018

The team at Gentle Dental Care goes the extra mile to ensure your safety and comfort with sedation dentistry. When you opt for dental sedation, you’re putting a lot of trust in your dentist and his assistants. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously! We have a team of professionals who constantly monitor your levels

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Stress-Free Dental Care With Dental Sedation [INFOGRAPHIC]

  • January 18, 2018

At Gentle Dental Care, we go the extra mile to make sure your time in the dental chair is comfortable and stress-free. That’s why when you visit our Plainville, CT office, you’re able to choose from three types of dental sedation. Dental sedation involves the use of certain medications to relieve stress during your appointment.

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