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

How Taking Care of Your Teeth Can Defend You from Disease

Checking Dental Health Helps Keeps Diseases At Bay

While most people think that dental problems only concern their teeth and gums, the truth is that they can be a sign of conditions affecting the whole body. Research has shown that dental pain can indicate issues with heart health, blood sugar levels, and respiratory illness. Since dental problems may be a symptom of diseases and other health concerns, it’s important to see your dentist on a regular basis and pay attention to any changes in your dental health.

Dental problems have long been linked to diabetes, but they can also signal blood disorders, impaired immunity, bacterial diseases, and nutritional deficiencies. These issues are caused when the bacteria from tooth decay or gum disease spreads throughout the body. In addition to being a sign of poor health, dental disease can actually lead to health problems. For instance, severe gum disease can increase the risk of premature delivery and low weight among pregnant women. Since dental problems are so closely tied to health concerns, they demand attention beyond your usual dental care. Treating them early can save a lot of effort and expense, so find an affordable dentist in Thorndale to take care of them immediately.

If you’re over age 40 or dealing with diabetes, it’s important to practice good dental care and visit your dentist regularly because gum disease can evolve into the more serious periodontitis, which can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes or worsen an existing case. The high sugar levels often associated with diabetes can also compromise your immune system and make it more difficult to fight infections, including oral disease. This can result in tooth decay, delayed healing of mouth sores, tooth sensitivity, and dry mouth.

Respiratory illness is also related to dental health. When high levels of bacteria accumulate in the mouth, they can move down the throat and into the lungs to cause conditions that complicate breathing. If left untreated, this can lead to serious illnesses like pneumonia.

Since your dental health is so connected to your overall health, it’s important to keep your dentist informed of any health conditions or concerns. This will help your dentist catch any problems in their early stages and devise the dental care treatments that will be most beneficial.

While treatment is good, prevention is best. Proper dental care can go far toward preventing the dental disease that can lead to health conditions in the body. Good dental care includes brushing teeth twice a day and flossing daily, along with regular check-ups by an affordable dentist in Thorndale. These efforts can make a significant difference in your dental health and overall wellness.

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