Category Archives: Patient Education

  1. 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.

  2. Keep Your Teeth In Tip-Top Shape This Summer

    Are you ready for some fun in the sun? We aren’t sure about you, but we are so happy that summer will be here in just a few short days! Between the cold and snow this winter mixed with the restrictions of the pandemic, it has been a long winter in NY. We are ready to enjoy lazy summer days, planned vacations, time away from school, and all of the other pleasures that summer brings. While summer is a time for fun, it is important to remember that you still need to be mindful of your oral health. We want to share some helpful reminders to keep your oral health in tip top shape. Continue reading to learn more.

  3. Do Cold Foods And Drinks Make You Wince?

    We can all agree that the arrival of the spring is very exciting for many reasons. The longer days and warmer weather are a welcome change to the cold and snowy days of winter. Along with the warmer weather comes the enjoyment of ice cold drinks and frozen treats. Do you love the warmer weather, but the thought of cold drinks and treats leave you feeling less than enthused? If the thought of enjoying a refreshing treat leaves you hesitant due to the sensation felt in your teeth, continue reading to learn more about this common condition and what can be done.

  4. Dental Bonding: A Simple Repair Solution

    Dental enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, but just like anything else, even the strongest substance can be in need of repair. A tooth can chip or crack when you least expect it, even from chewing on a pen, ice cube, or piece of hard candy. It’s even more likely to happen if you are prone to tooth decay or suffer from abnormal amounts of acid or bruxism. Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic procedure using soft tooth-colored composite resin to repair a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth. It can also close gaps between teeth, or lengthen a small tooth.