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By: Shana F.
Gentle Dental Care of Tyler
I went one time and felt like I had gone back to the dark ages. I have a phobia of dentist and he let me know very quickly that he didn't believe in gas, how dangerous it was and all the reasons he didn't use it. I was hurting and had no choice but to let him work on my tooth but I found a more updated dentist very quickly. My husband used him for years until we get a bill for around $1500 stating that he had done some complicated procedure on two teeth. My husband was never given a shot or numbed and has never had a cavity in his entire life at the age of 50. After questioning the bill we were told of some procedure they claimed to have done. He still has no fillings or cavities or crowns so we have no clue what he did but we paid the bill and changed to another wonderful dentist in Tyler who actually stays updated on the latest technology and doesn't just rub your arm while the 6 inch needle is in your mouth. Any dentist who refuses to use nitrous oxide these days needs to get with the program and do things to make patients feel more comfortable. Going to the dentist is very traumatic for a lot of people including myself. My husband did like his hygienist and felt like she did a good job cleaning his teeth. He continued to go until we got what we felt was an inflated invoice. He wasn't a terrible dentist, just very outdated with his equipment and then appeared judgmental when asked if he used gas........I am going to assume he is one of the very few dentist that do not use gas these days due to dentist phobias, which are very very real!!
By: therndon
Gentle Dental Care of Tyler
Recently, I had to have a filling redone and was very nervous. Going to the dentist is a usually an unpleasant experience and I was not looking forward to it. However, my experience was pain-free and anxiety free! Dr. Gerber and his assistant were very reassuring and comforting. It may seem a small thing to some, but Dana (dental assistant) simply rubbing my arm while Dr. Gerber worked, made a very big difference. Just the small touch made me feel a lot less anxious. I highly recommend Dr. Gerber to anyone who is the least bit nervous about visiting the dentist. The office staff and dental assistants are very professional and kind. Also, I do not have dental insurance and Gentle Dental Care offers excellent service at a reasonable price.
By: Kristen J.
Chet Cooley DDS
I just moved to Texas and was in need of a reliable dentist since I had a few teeth that needed some work. My previous dentist told me that I needed a root canal, even though I was never in any pain. So when I was referred to Dr. Cooley by a couple of co-workers, he told me that I definitely did not need a root canal, which saved me a ton of money! Dr. Cooley treated me like I was family, which is something I've never experienced with any other dentist. He made sure that I was doing ok during my entire procedure and even took the time to call me the day after my appointment and check up on me. Very considerate, honest, reliable, and professional. I have already recommend him to other co-workers who are in need of a new dentist!
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By: Brandie S.
Kool Smiles
I've been taking my children to Kool Smiles for going on 2 years now. I must say that I'm very pleased with the service. Lacrystal Geter is one of the most caring professional caring dental hygienist. She cleaned my children teeth on several occasions and everytime we come in to an appointment Lacrystal Geter always greets us with a smile and Hello. My children always says that they hope she's the one who cleans their teeth because they feel very comfortable with her. If you're ever looking for a good Dentist to take your children to I personally would recommend Kools Smiles. We leave every visit with a smile. Thanks Kools Smiles for Awesome Professional service!
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By: Ana S.
Kool Smiles
I have to admit, I was expecting much more. The play area left much to be desired. When we finally got back after an hour-an hour and a half, it was like conveyor belt dentistry. Putting 2 children to a chair, and was very impersonal. I was very upset that their paperwork included restraining and holding children down. And I'm not too sure why some of my children are being sent for sealants when just a few months ago their old dentist did not see a need. No one explained what they needed, just sent me up front for a slip, and didn't even know the type of sealants they were recommending. I was however glad that they did not harass me about declining fluoride.
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By: Lindsay B.
Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles is a great place! Although the play area usually needs lysoled, my kids want to go to the dentist every time we pass there! Kudos to Takolia Nelson and Olisa Dews for being so prompt and friendly at our visit today! A nice, friendly atmosphere is always good when he kids are anxious about the work being done! My only complaint would be that the automated system calls every day of the week and all hours of the day. This is rather annoying when I have already confirmed appointments and the calls continue to come. Other than that, we love Kool Smiles and are very pleased with all of the staff there!
By: Matthew N.
Bullard Road Dental
I just went for my annual exam and I am so glad that the Army's Logistics Health Readiness has Bullard Road Dental on their list of local providers in Tyler. This year, just like last year, I was met with a smile and treated with outstanding service by a knowledgeable staff. Dr. Justin Jones and Mallory-Jason McCledon are both very personable and take the time to explain and answer any questions. All of the staff are friendly and I can tell they know their patients on a first-name-basis. This is my second time I have been here for my annual exam and if I ever need any work done, I know where I'll return.
By: Willie E.
Fresh Dental: Tyler
The entire team was awesome. We were satisfied with the team there. They were all nice and professional. The x-rays were quick and painless as well as the dentist! The financial women there were awesome. She broke everything down and changed anything we had questions about. They had Xbox in the waiting room and movies my daughter could watch from the dentist chair while waiting. We will be going back and I do recommend this place to anyone who needs a dentist home.
By: Angela M.
Kool Smiles
The staff here is amazing! I brought my niece in for a couple of procedures and the dr and nurse were great with her. As soon as she got te gas anesthesia she started dancing in her seat. She loves coming here and is excited every time. I wish I was as excited to go to the dentist as she was. I would completely recommend kool smiles to anyone with children. They are so great, thank you so much to the staff of kool smiles for taking such good care of my niece.
By: jef936
Dennis E. Stansbury DDS
Amazingly clean office, excellent staff!! All the accommodations one could imagine! If you fear shots, this is the dentist for you! New technology allows your mouth to be sedated without shots! The hygienist is very efficient and so kind! Dr. Stansbury is very pleasant always, his assistant is precious! He is extremely reputable and precise. I feel thankful to have found this office. I highly recommend him to anyone!!!!!
Tips & Advices
The most common dental problems in children are:
  • Cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding
  • Canker sores
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Bite and alignment issues
Thumb sucking is not specifically a dental problem, but it can cause a malocclusion, a condition where the top and bottom teeth don't line up correctly.
To clean a baby's teeth, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush designed specifically for infants. Apply a tiny amount of non-fluoride toothpaste - about the size of a grain of rice - and gently brush all sides of the teeth and the tongue. Before the baby's first teeth emerge, use gauze or a wet washcloth wrapped around the finger to wipe the gums. This motion doesn't necessarily reduce bacteria, but it does help the infant to get used to the sensation of having his or her teeth cleaned.
Children should visit their pediatric dentist every six months. This recommended frequency does not change throughout a person's lifetime.
No, wisdom teeth do not need to be removed unless they cause pain, lead to dental issues, or are aligned incorrectly.
Yes, dental sealants prevent cavities by filling in deep grooves in the teeth. Without them, bacteria can collect in these areas and cause tooth decay, which can happen with children.

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