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Emergency Care Dentist | Prep for Dental Emergencies in 2024

Emergency Care Dentist | Prep for Dental Emergencies in 2024

A Guide from Your Emergency Care Dentist in Trappe, PA Emergencies strike when least expected, and dental emergencies are no exception. As we navigate through 2024, being equipped and knowledgeable about handling such situations becomes crucial. At The Gentle Dentist...

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Afraid of the Dentist? How to Ease Dental Fears and Get the Care You Need

Afraid of the Dentist? How to Ease Dental Fears and Get the Care You Need

Are you afraid of the dentist? If so, you are not alone. According to Dentavox market research, 61% of survey respondents said they experience dental fear and almost 4% reported they’ve never been to the dentist. Of the 18,000 respondents, 39% are afraid of pain, 24% are frightened by the smell of chemicals and 21% are scared of the sound of the drill.

Many people with dental anxiety cope with this common fear by avoiding the dentist until a toothache is unbearable. This delay in dental treatment increases the likelihood of a worsening, painful infection and can lead to other health issues.

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Never Stop Smiling and Never Stop Learning: Medically Complex Patient Care

Never Stop Smiling and Never Stop Learning: Medically Complex Patient Care

School is out for some of us, but not for The Gentle Dentist’s Dr. Geetha Srinivasan. With continuous advances in dental technology and research, Dr. Geetha stays ahead of the curve. This Trappe and Collegeville, PA area dentist is currently pursuing a fellowship in Medically Complex Patient Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In this program, Dr. Geetha is focused on medical conditions that can complicate dental treatment including diabetes, hypertension, hepatitis C, other infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, renal disease and cerebrovascular disease.

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The Best Dental Implants For Me

The Best Dental Implants For Me

You may remember your first loose tooth when you were a child. It was fun to wiggle – and maybe a little scary too, but the hope of a Tooth Fairy visit made it all worth it. As an adult, a loose or missing tooth isn’t fun. Tooth loss can affect your confidence and...

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Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Take the Quiz

Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Take the Quiz

Do you snore almost every night? Do you feel like you are gasping or snorting while you sleep? Do you feel tired during the day? If so, you may have sleep apnea, a serious obstructed sleep disorder. Take our quiz and see if you are at risk for sleep apnea. Learn more...

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Back to School Dental Health Tips For All Ages

Back to School Dental Health Tips For All Ages

Fill the book bag and pack the smile – it’s time for back to school! For many, the start of a new school year brings new routines, fresh starts and lots of opportunities for success. Even if you are out of school, the new season is a chance to fall into a better...

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Top 5 Tips For Summer Dental Care

Top 5 Tips For Summer Dental Care

Pool time, beach days, lightning bugs, fireworks and ice cream – summer is in full swing, and our staff at the Collegeville Gentle Dentist is ready for one of our busiest times of the year. As the days heat up, many of us take the opportunity to chill. We wish you a...

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Everything You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Everything You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Routine oral cancer screenings are important to overall health. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 51,540 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2018 and an estimated 10,030 people will die of these cancers. Oral cancer includes cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate sinuses, oropharynx and throat. There’s no way to prevent all oral cancers, but there are some things you can do to reduce your chances of getting oral cancer.

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