Category: oral health

Dental Phobia Increases Likelihood Of Missing Teeth

Being afraid to visit the dentist, ironically, can increase your need to go to the dentist. People with dental phobia are more likely than the average person to have one or more teeth with cavities and also have more missing teeth. Dental phobia is an abnormal, intense fear or dread… Read More»

Your Teeth Carry All The Secrets

In ancient times it was thought that everything that goes on in our mouths hold the secrets to the health of the body. The indigenous populations relied on their teeth to determine whether or not their bodies would fall ill and diseased, along with their native ways of remedying the… Read More»

Dr. Spector Discusses How to Care for Dental Implants

A dental implant treatment is a major commitment. The time and energy needed to tend to your newly restored teeth require the same protocol used in caring for your natural teeth, as proper care is important to make sure your dental implants last a lifetime. Because they are a lifelong investment,… Read More»

Why Everyone Needs Oral Cancer Screening

Our dentist in Haworth knows how important early cancer detection is for our patients. That’s why oral cancer screening is a regular part of every checkup at Gentle Dentistry. Every year in the United States, over 50 thousand people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Unfortunately, only about six in… Read More»

Tobacco and Your Oral Health

We all know that cigarettes are deadly. Smoking is the number one preventable cause of both cancer and lung disease. Smoking leads to several hundred thousand premature deaths in the United States every year. Cigarettes Damage the Dental Region But many people probably don’t realize that smoking results in severe… Read More»

Toothbrush Tips: 10 Helpful Habits

Your toothbrush is the most important tool in your oral care arsenal. According to The Human Footprint, the average American will go through around 200 toothbrushes in their lifetime. But are you using yours correctly? Because your toothbrush has probably been a staple in your daily routine for years, you… Read More»