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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I love Dr In . He has been taking care of my family dental needs for over 10 years
Jessica C.
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.
Everyone from the receptionist Lindsay to Dr.In everyone is so fantastic and friendly.
Kasie R.
Everyone was very welcoming and kind . And on time.
Katherine M.
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.
Very pleasant and helpful staff from the first phone call to making my next appointment.
Christina J.
Every one I talked to from the time I scheduled to when I was done my appointment was extreamly nice .
Katherine M.
Fast, patient, and very skilled.
Lindsay at the front desk was so nice and welcoming. Nicole, hygienist made me comfortable and had a great attitude and was so friendly! Thank you!
Charlotte A.
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 is very friendly and courteous at all times.
Michael A.
Always a Great Experience at Gentle Dental Thorndale. Very professional!
Michael A.
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.
Tammi C.
The best dentist office I ever been to, and ur in and out in 30 mins or less
Lasha A.
The dentist fixed my tooth quickly & efficiently.
Dawn M.
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.
The office is very clean and organized. Also the staff are friendly.
Mhia G.
Dr. Was very professional assistant was very helpful and gental. Thanks great job.
David W.
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.
Everyone is always so nice and I was nervous but it was great, dentist is always great.
Diana M.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 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 - 1:00 PM

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Phone: (610) 590-1798
Fax: (610) 384-5016
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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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