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

Oral Hygiene in Thorndale, PA

The best thing you can do for your teeth and gums is to practice good oral hygiene. When you combine conscientious daily self-care with regular visits to your dental office, your smile is very likely to stay beautiful and healthy.

An Explanation of Dental Hygiene

When your dentist talks about dental hygiene, he or she is referring to the things you can do every day to keep your mouth clean and fresh. Brushing daily to remove plaque is the first step in basic teeth hygiene habits. Flossing cleans between the teeth and above the gum line. These small actions are powerful habits when it comes to protecting your teeth against staining, halitosis, tooth decay and tooth loss.

What Oral Hygiene Tips Do Dentist Recommend?

Since most people have been brushing their teeth from a very young age, they may not even be aware that they’re not quite doing it right, which will eventually take a toll on their dental health. Here are some healthy teeth tips for getting the most out of your good oral hygiene routine.

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and don’t press too hard when you brush
  • Hold the toothbrush at a slight angle with the bristles pointed toward your gum line
  • Brush your teeth for about two minutes to effectively remove plaque from all tooth surfaces
  • Floss every day to remove plaque and food debris from between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach
  • Don’t smoke

Importance of a Dental Hygiene Routine

Lower your chances of developing tooth decay or gum disease with a good daily dental care routine. Also, visit the dentist twice a year for exams, cleanings and oral health assessments. It’s hard to overstate the importance of dental hygiene. Many diseases, such as diabetes or cancer, will show symptoms in your mouth before causing obvious problems elsewhere in your body. Please give us a call to make an appointment. We look forward to helping you take care of your dental hygiene and health.

Oral Hygiene in Thorndale for Kids

Childhood is the perfect time to lay the foundation for good oral hygiene habits for life. Take good care of your child’s baby teeth with gentle brushing and flossing. Strong baby teeth are important for kids so that they avoid the pain of tooth decay. In addition, healthy, strong teeth are necessary for proper chewing and speaking. Kids should see a dentist for the first time at around age one. Please give us a call to book an appointment for your child. You’ll receive customized oral hygiene instructions that match your child’s age.

What’s the Best Way to Maintain Healthy Teeth?

It’s probably not news to you that avoiding sugary foods and drinks is important for maintaining excellent dental health. That’s because tooth-damaging bacterias feed on sugars and create acids that eats away the tooth’s outer layer. For the sake of your oral hygiene and health, avoid smoking or chewing tobacco. Visit the dentist for regular exams and cleanings to help prevent problems and treat any that you have as soon as they start to develop.

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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 […]
Brooke B.
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
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.
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
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 […]
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
The visit went well
James T.
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
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.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
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.
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.
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
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, […]
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys 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.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
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.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
David H.
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony 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.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
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 […]
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.
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
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.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

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Phone: (610) 590-1798
Fax: (610) 384-5016
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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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