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  • Thanksgiving
    At Gentle Care Dental, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the ELK GROVE, California Read more
  • Are you nervous about seeing the dentist? You’re not alone!
    With advances in modern dentistry, a trip to Gentle Care Dental these days is pretty routine. But visiting the doctor and our team still makes some patients anxious—so much so Read more
  • What are dental sealants, who should get them, and how long do they last?
    Dental sealants are an excellent way to protect children’s teeth from tooth decay by coating them with a thin plastic material. Their teeth look and feel like normal, but they Read more
  • Getting Ready for Winter
    Winter Is Coming. Okay, that sounded a lot more dramatic in a popular fantasy series. But here in the real world, winter is coming as well, so let’s look at some Read more
  • Thumb Sucking
    Learning to suck their thumbs is one of the first physical skills babies acquire. In fact, ultrasound images have revealed babies sucking their thumbs in the womb! Babies have a Read more
  • What is an Impacted Tooth?
    You may have heard this term the first time you or a friend got your wisdom teeth. That makes sense, as wisdom teeth are the teeth most often impacted in Read more
  • Does chronic stress impact periodontal health?
    Many studies over the past several years have focused on this question. Since we will all face stressful situations during our life, it is a good question to ask. This Read more
  • October is National Dental Hygiene Month: A simple oral health routine for your busy lifestyle
    Adults are no strangers to feeling like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. Your alarm clock rings and within minutes you ping pong around Read more
  • Digital X-rays
    X-rays are a vital diagnostic tool for any dental professional. X-rays help your endodontist perform a root canal, your orthodontist check the position of a tooth’s root, your oral surgeon Read more
  • How do I know if I need a root canal?
    Tooth decay affects everyone, with studies reporting that 92% of adults have had a cavity at one point in their lifetime. In more serious instances of tooth decay, however, the Read more
  • Let’s Talk About Fluoride
    So much of parenting is a balancing act. Making sure your child has enough play time and enough nap time. Crafting meals that are both healthy and appealing. Making sure Read more
  • What was your favorite part of summer?
    It's the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and the doctor and our team Read more
  • Happy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last Read more
  • Are baby teeth really that important?
    Your infant’s first teeth will begin to appear around six to 12 months of age. You might wonder how important these primary teeth really are. After all, baby teeth are Read more
  • When do children usually lose their baby teeth?
    Many parents worry that their children’s teeth are not falling out on time. A lot of concerned parents want to know: When will my child lose his or her first Read more
  • Thirsty? We Have Some Ideas on Tap
    No, we don’t mean the latest foamy offering from your favorite microbrewery. When you’re thirsty, one of the best options available is literally at your fingertips—tap water, straight from your Read more

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