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

Dental Sealants – A Child’s Effective Protective Defense Against Decay

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Discover how effective dental sealants can be in protecting your child from cavities.

Demonstrating the Defense of Dental Sealants

According to family dentistry experts, dental sealants are highly effective in protecting a child’s teeth from cavities. A research study of more than 15 years showed that these tooth sealants provided children 100 percent protection from decay and were an important component of good oral care. Plus, studies clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of dental sealants against tooth decay, regardless of whether children had the additional cavity protection of fluoridated water or not.

All Types of Tooth Sealants are Effective

There are three types of dental sealants available from practically every affordable dentist in Thorndale. The sealants are classified by the way they are hardened, which can be self-cured, ultraviolet light-cured, and visible light-cured. Research has shown that self-cured tooth sealants are slightly more effective than ultraviolet light-cured sealants. While the increased effectiveness of self-cured sealants has been shown over a two-year span, additional family dentistry research is needed to establish any long-term difference in efficacy.

Proper Care and Repair Maintains Effectiveness

While dental sealants can last up to 10 years, they can sometimes be cracked or chipped, which can restore the risk of cavities. Luckily, tooth sealants can be easily repaired or replaced for a very low cost at your family dentistry clinic. And by having an affordable dentist in Thorndale fix faulty dental sealants as soon as they require repair, their effectiveness can be fully restored to continue their cavity protection.

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 11 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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
David H.
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
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.
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
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.
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
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.
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.
The visit went well
James T.
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
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.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys A.
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
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.
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
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.
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
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
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
Anonymous
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
Am comfortable and impressed with professional demeanor of the office, particularily the Dentist
Earle K.
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.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
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.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
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
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
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 […]
William L.
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.
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
Anonymous
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
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
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
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
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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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  • Phone: (610) 590-1798
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