Category Archives: Patient Education

  1. Can Binge Watching TV Affect Your Oral Health?

    With the ever-growing popularity in streaming services mixed with the lingering effects of the pandemic and many people still reserved about venturing out, binge watching TV has never been easier or more common. An entire season of a show being released on one day leaves many people eager to watch every episode as fast as they can. This leads us to the question of can binge watching TV affect your oral health? Unfortunately, for some, the answer is yes.

  2. Getting A Filling Is No Big Deal

    Have you recently learned that you have a cavity, need to have it filled, and are feeling a bit nervous about the procedure? We are here to tell you that a filling is the most common and popular treatment performed in our office, aside from traditional hygiene examinations and cleanings. If you have never had a filling before or it has been a while since your last cavity, we know it can get a little nerve-racking before your appointment. We want to take a few moments to ease your fears and explain more about a filling and the importance of being diligent with treatment. Read on to learn more.

  3. Don’t Let Bad Breath Ruin Your Summer Fun

    Do you find yourself constantly reaching for a mint or chewing gum to freshen your breath? Occasional bad breath is something that we all experience from time to time based on what we happen to eat or drink, but once we have the chance to brush our teeth the bad breath usually disappears. If you feel that people may be stepping away from you when you speak or you have close family members commenting on your breath, you might have a bigger problem. If continual bad breath is something you are experiencing, you may have a more severe underlying problem. Continue reading to learn more.

  4. A Root Canal Is No Reason To Panic

    At Baldwinsville Gentle Dentistry, we will do everything we can to save our patients’ teeth. When there is no other option, we will suggest a root canal as the last resort to save your teeth. Many times when a patient hears they need a root canal, a certain sense of panic begins to set in. Root canals get a bad reputation. Thanks to movies, television shows, and popular culture, root canals are often depicted as extremely uncomfortable, which leaves patients terrified when this tooth-saving treatment is recommended. While a root canal is a more involved procedure, it really is no more difficult than a dental cleaning or filling.