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

Give Your Baby an Early Start on Good Dental Care

Baby's Dental Care Pattern For Life

Your baby’s teeth have special needs that demand more than the magic touch of the tooth fairy. As the baby’s teeth appear, your family dentist must check, clean, and monitor them for tooth decay on a regular basis. Taking care of these tiny teeth can actually affect your child’s ability to speak and chew, which is why it’s important to start good dental care habits from a very young age. Fortunately, treating your baby to the very best dental care doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. You can find an affordable dentist who will baby your child’s teeth in Thorndale.

While some may think that baby teeth don’t require much care since they fall out at a young age, the baby’s primary teeth actually prepare the child’s gums for their adult teeth. This is why it’s essential to take your child to the dentist and maintain good dental care from a very young age. The efforts you make in infancy will affect your child’s dental health for their rest of their life.

But don’t wait until a tooth appears to start practicing dental hygiene for your baby. Infants need to have their gums gently cleaned with a water-dampened cloth or soft infant toothbrush each day. Yet there’s no need for toothpaste until their teeth come in.

One of the greatest concerns with infant dental care is avoiding the tooth decay that can develop while the child is drinking from a bottle and nursing. This is especially problematic when the bottle is given during naps and nightly sleep since the milk, formula, or juices can coat their teeth and erode their tooth enamel. To help alleviate the problem, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that nursing children only have water in their bottles when they’re napping or sleeping at night.

To keep your baby’s new teeth as healthy as possible, take your baby to the dentist when their first tooth appears. This can happen as early as the first few months or as late as the child’s first birthday.

As soon as your baby has teeth to brush, start cleaning their teeth every day before bedtime. Simply place a small amount of toothpaste on a baby toothbrush and gently clean each tooth. Be sure to wash away the toothpaste with cool water since babies are unable to do it themselves.

Most young children learn to brush their own teeth between the ages of two and five. Show them how to place a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on the brush and carefully clean around every tooth. Teach them to rinse with a cup of water and then spit out the toothpaste without swallowing any. Praise their efforts and watch them develop good dental care habits that will last a lifetime.

To find the affordable dental care your family deserves, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

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