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

Discovering the Link Between Professional Teeth Cleaning and Optimal Health

Dental Hygiene

According to recently revealed findings, not only does a professional teeth cleaning by a qualified dental hygienist offer an amazingly fresh feeling and stunning smile, it may also provide you with a better chance of staving off strokes and heart attacks. This underscores the essential nature of scheduling regular visits to your dental hygienist and dentist in Thorndale and sticking to a solid dental care routine at home.

A recent research study suggests that patients who have professional scaling procedures, in which the gums and teeth are thoroughly cleaned by a dental hygienist, may enjoy upwards of a 24% drop in their risk of heart attack as compared to those who have not undergone a professional teeth cleaning. According to lead researcher Zu-Yin Chen, M.D., the patients receiving the teeth cleanings also saw a 13% decrease in their risk of stroke.

In this study, researchers at Taipei, Taiwan’s Veterans General Hospital reviewed records of nearly 100,000 patients. Half of this pool had received no less than one teeth cleaning procedure, while the other half had not had even one. These patients were then followed for seven years, noting any stroke or heart attack events occurring during that time period.

Ralph Sacco, M.D., past president of the American Heart Association, believes this study provides further support for the proposition that regular teeth cleanings in addition to daily brushing and flossing really can lead to improved heart health and lower risk of stroke.

It has been understood for quite some time that gum disease produces dangerous bacteria and plaque build-up that can lead to artery hardening and stroke. Professional teeth cleaning helps eliminate the elements that pose an ongoing risk of inflammation and infection that can cause problems in areas of the body well beyond the mouth.

While the Taiwanese study did not take into account additional factors such as smoking, weight, and demographic makeup, Dr. Sacco suggests that it could be that those who follow proper oral care routines and schedule regular visits with their dentist also eat a healthier diet and try to stay physically fit.

If you are interested in leading a smarter, more health-conscious life, there is no better time to make an appointment with a dentist in Thorndale and have a professional cleaning by a skilled dental hygienist.

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