Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

7 Ways to Help Your Teen Keep a Healthy Smile

Teen Dental Issues

Being a teenager isn’t easy. With so much going on, it’s common for teens to forget about proper dental care. An affordable dentist in Thorndale can help by detecting and treating potential problems early, but good dental care habits start at home. It may be a little difficult to communicate with your teens, but you can help them spend more time smiling and less time at the family dentistry office if you encourage good daily dental care practices. Here are seven ways teens can stay on the path to a lifetime of great dental health.

1. Encourage your teen to brush and floss daily. Also set a good example by doing so yourself. Providing interesting dental care products can encourage compliance.

2. Watch out for gum disease. Hormonal changes can increase the risk of gingivitis and periodontitis. If your teen’s gums are bleeding, consult your family dentistry expert for treatment options.

3. Check for canker sores and other mouth irritations. If your teen wears braces, be on the lookout for mouth sores. Avoiding acidic foods and practicing good dental care can help reduce painful symptoms. If sores persist, consult your family dentistry professional.

4. Keep a close eye on mouth piercings. Oral piercings can become infected. Take your teen to your family dentistry practitioner regularly to make sure tongue or lip piercings are not causing dental problems like chipped teeth.

5. Be on the lookout for any potential eating disorders. Anorexia or bulimia can cause serious damage to both the body and teeth. If you suspect an eating disorder, get your teen medical and psychological help immediately, and also consult an affordable dentist to determine if any tooth damage has occurred.

6. Avoid soda. Keep soda and sugary drinks out of the kitchen, and make plain water readily available. To encourage water consumption at school, provide a refillable water bottle with a design they’ll love.

7. Provide mouth guards for protection during sports. If your teens play sports, ask an affordable dentist about mouth guards to protect their teeth.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale.

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Patient Reviews
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
In fact I really like the way Lori cleaned my teeth. She did a wonderful job. I will definitely recommend gentle dental Thorndale to friends and […]
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I would recommend anyone to your office, from the doctor to the hole staff you guys are great the most important thing to me is everyone is so […]
Gerald R.
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
I will be recommending Gentle Dental to everyone I know. All employees are very nice and professional. There was very little wait time and the […]
Anonymous
The service was great as well as the professionalism! In my case i had full dentures made. Unfortunately there is not a lab on site,this made my […]
Robert E.
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys A.
Staff was very proficient with what needed to be done.My problem was explained so that I could understand what was needed to be done
Rodney D.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
I am a self confessed scaredy cat when it comes to the dentist. I have a difficult time calling to make an appointment. I have Never felt more […]
Helene R.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
I really enjoyed the visits I have had already very friendly staff for the most part and my dentist was great I just hated the amount of pain I was […]
Brooke B.
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
Anonymous
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
Anonymous
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
My wait in the waiting area was longer than I anticipated. Arrived on time thinking I would be taken immediately, because I don't like dentists plus […]
Anonymous
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
Everyone and everything at Gentle Dental Thorndale was great. I am very well pleased with the work that was done.The DOCTOR was excellent. I have a […]
Letica W.
Receptionist needs to be aware of appointment times of the patients and let the staff know when the pt. arrives and not pick and choose who's chart […]
Anonymous
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
The receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all very pleasant. I had to wait about half an hour, but that was because I was a walk-in. Overall, […]
Anonymous
Am comfortable and impressed with professional demeanor of the office, particularily the Dentist
Earle K.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
Diana M.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
I am very pleased with service and treatment I get at Gentle Dental, they are very courteous and don't leave you waiting for your appointment.
Robert E.
The visit went well
James T.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
The office staff is quick and efficient. I'm always seen in a timely manner and Dr. is always caring and careful to explain everything and answer all […]
Kaylene H.
I was very pleased with the service. The receptionist was wonderful and really well informed. I literally had no wait time upon arriving about 15 […]
Anonymous
Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
David H.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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