Steps to Brushing Well

Sometimes our brushing becomes a mindless habit, and teeth don’t get as clean as they should. Here are steps to make sure you are brushing properly. Brush Strokes: Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gum, and make short, back-and-forth strokes, about tooth-wide. Be sure to brush the outer surface, the inner surface, and the chewing surface of... read more »

A Temporary Crown Needs Daily Care and Cleaning

A dental crown restoration performed at Gentle Touch Dental typically takes two separate appointments. The first step involves removing the tooth enamel layer, leaving behind a pillar of dentin that enrobes the healthy pulp and root of a tooth. Then an impression will be taken to serve as a guide for the off-site dental lab technician who prepares your final... read more »

Recovering After Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a much-needed treatment when your tooth’s pulp and nerve are infected. After your dentist, Dr. Dexter Inniss, removes the infected parts of the tooth and fills the tooth with a special material, he will seal the tooth with a dental filling or dental crown. This is a more invasive dental treatment that requires the proper recovery.... read more »

Plaque: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard about plaque before--especially if you’ve ever visited a dentist--but do actually know what it is? Do you know what you can do to keep plaque at bay, stop it from forming, and the effect plaque can actually have on your smile? Plaque is a soft substance that builds up on your teeth. Plaque typically forms when there’s... read more »