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

Your Daily Oral Hygiene Habits Dictate Your Dental Well-Being

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Your daily dental care habits may seem inconsequential, but they directly affect your dental health. If you’re rushing through your brushing or flossing routine, eating sugary or starchy snacks, or using your teeth to open plastic bottle caps, you increase your risk of developing serious problems over time. Bad dental hygiene and unhealthy habits can lead to bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, periodontitis, and even tooth loss. These outcomes can also affect you in ways you may not expect, including the following:

  • Tooth loss or extensive decay may result in difficulty chewing or speaking.
  • Bad breath and tooth discoloration can destroy your self-confidence.
  • Putting off needed dental care treatments often results in more expensive and invasive treatments later.
  • Dental problems can affect your general health. Cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, and diabetes are all linked to poor oral health.

Change Bad Dental Care Habits to Good Ones

Dental professionals recommend the following tips to improve dental hygiene for kids and adults.

  • Floss every day. Using dental floss removes plaque and residual food from hard-to-reach places between teeth.
  • Brush at least twice daily and after meals when possible. When you can’t brush after eating, chew sugar-free gum for about 20 minutes.
  • Use your toothbrush or a tongue scraper to clean your tongue after you brush. This removes the bacteria responsible for bad breath.
  • When your toothbrush’s bristles become bent, broken, or jagged, replace it; a worn brush can’t do its job.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid excess sweets.
  • Find an affordable dentist, and schedule check-ups at least twice a year to address minor dental problems before they get worse.
  • Never use your teeth as tools to open bottles, bags, or other items. Bottle openers and scissors are much cheaper than root canals and implants.

Practice Good Dental Care for Life

Being aware of your dental care habits and making changes as needed helps you keep your healthy smile for decades. The sooner you start taking care of your teeth and gums, the longer you can enjoy the benefits of great oral health.

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