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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My experience with Gentle Dental has always been 1st rate from all the employees I have dealt with which includes Katryna, Dr In, and the office mgr Hollie Cooper. I would recommend their office to […]
Donald M.
Everyone from the receptionist Lindsay to Dr.In everyone is so fantastic and friendly.
Kasie R.
I am so happy with the work they did to give me my smile back. Dr. In, Hollie, Ruth and all of the staff are very helpful and wonderful to deal with. I would definitely recommend the Thorndale office […]
Lora G.
I always have a great experience at Gentle Dental of Thorndale! Everyone is always courteous and kind. Dr. Andrew In always explains everything to you in a way that is easy for your to understand!
Michael A.
Everyone is very friendly and courteous at all times.
Michael A.
Very pleasant and helpful staff from the first phone call to making my next appointment.
Christina J.
The dentist fixed my tooth quickly & efficiently.
Dawn M.
Everyone is always so nice and I was nervous but it was great, dentist is always great.
Diana M.
I gave this score because I came in for an extraction, was scared to death, and I was made to feel very relaxed by both the Dr and his assistant. Thank you too much, I’m healing well and will […]
Linda R.
The office is very clean and organized. Also the staff are friendly.
Mhia G.
Level of care provided is excellent.
Sarah O.
Been with this Dentist for as long as they been in practice. They are in the process of giving me my smile back, providing me with full upper and lower dentures. I would recommend them to ANYONE. […]
Vietta R.
Always a Great Experience at Gentle Dental Thorndale. Very professional!
Michael A.
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David W.
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I feel very comfortable. The timed appointments are well scheduled and i also was seen without an appointment while my child was being seen. Thank you. I am very grateful for all the services.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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