Gentle Dental of West Chester
125 Turner Lane, West Chester, PA 19380

7 Dental Care Tips for a Better Smile


If you think good dental care is difficult, then think again. As long as you follow these seven tips, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  • Brush twice a day.

According to the best dentist professionals, you should try to brush after every meal, but brush at least in the morning and evening. Use a toothbrush with a small head so you can reach your back teeth better. And use a soft-bristled toothbrush, which is gentler on teeth and gums.

  • Brush thoroughly.

Brush for two to three minutes each time to ensure a complete cleaning.

  • Floss once a day.

Flossing removes plaque and food particles that a toothbrush can’t reach. Floss at least once a day using a gentle, back-and-forth motion to clean between every tooth.

  • Use fluoride toothpaste.

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and decreases your risk of decay. Ask an affordable dentist to recommend the best brand for you.

  • Eliminate sugar-filled foods and drinks.

Sugary foods and drinks create bacteria in your mouth that change the sugars into acids, which lead to plaque and tooth decay. Try to cut out or cut down on these sugary snacks to avoid harming your teeth.

  • Avoid acidic beverages.

Acidic drinks like fruit juices and sodas can erode your tooth enamel, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Try to stay away from acidic beverages, but if you occasionally have one, rinse your mouth with water after drinking it.

  • See an affordable dentist twice a year.

Only a dentist can detect problems like tooth decay and gum disease so this is a dental care must. Plus, early detection allows for easier and less expensive treatment. That’s why you need to find the best dentist for you.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in West Chester, call Gentle Dental of West Chester today at (484) 643-4417 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in West Chester. 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 West Chester, 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 West Chester.

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Patient Reviews
Dr. Valentine makes me extremely comfortable and is easily the best experience with a dentist I’ve had.
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My wife and I have been coming to this office for the last couple years and they do a great job.
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They did a really nice job and everyone was very friendly!
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Made me feel comfortable, tooth extraction was quick and pain free.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 643-4417
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