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7 Dental Care Tips for a Better Smile

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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.

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Are Your Dental Care Habits Helping or Hurting Your Smile?

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The little things you do every day may not always seem important, but over time, they can add up to big problems. This is especially true when it concerns your dental care habits. Forgetting to brush or floss, eating lots of sweet snacks, or even biting plastic bags to open them can all contribute to poor dental health over time. […]

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Surgical Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Your wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are located in the very back of your mouth. They usually erupt in your late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth can cause a number of problems when they don’t grow in properly, including impaction inside the jaw, gum pain and swelling, tooth decay in neighboring teeth, infection, cysts, and crowding of other […]

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Hospital vs. Dentist – Know Where to Go in a Dental Emergency

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When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to know what to do and where to seek treatment. If dental emergencies are not handled promptly and properly, serious consequences, including infection and permanent tooth loss, can occur. An emergency rarely happens when you are prepared for it. An accident or injury can occur any time of the day or night, […]

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Understanding Your Wisdom Teeth

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When you reach your late teens or early twenties, you may be surprised by the emergence of new teeth. Your wisdom teeth are located in the back of your mouth, and they may or may not erupt normally. If they grow in at odd angles, they may crowd your other teeth. In many cases, the impacted wisdom teeth that are […]

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Staying Happy and Healthy with Braces

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Countless people have experienced stunning transformations by wearing braces. The straight, beautiful smiles that result make any temporary convenience or additional dental care requirements more than worthwhile. If you currently wear braces, or plan to in the near future, the following tips can help you truly enjoy life while undergoing your orthodontic treatment.

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Routine Dental Care Habits Prevent Gum Disease

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Gum disease is not a condition to be taken lightly. It begins with inflammation of the gums and tissues surrounding teeth and erodes the tissues—rapidly, in the late stages—causing tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. You can protect your smile from the ravages of gum disease with simple, routine dental […]

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The Dangerous Facts about Tooth Decay

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It’s a fact: neglecting proper dental care can lead to serious health issues. Recent studies have found that poor dental care is strongly correlated to the state of your overall health. Individuals suffering from tooth decay and other oral diseases are at an increased risk for developing lung or heart disease and diabetes. Unfortunately, more than 90 percent of adults […]

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I have been seeing Dr. Penfil for over 25 years and highly recommend this dentist!
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Great dentist, very personable and put me at ease right away. And that's saying something since you usually have to gas me before I'd let you near me.
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Still amazing! Dr. Penfil and Laura! They are awesome!
Jacqueline W.
I was able to get in the same day for a broken filling replacement. I was explained my options to fix the tooth along with the financial impact […]
Curt L.
Difficult situation worked out very well so far.
Michael S.
Very accommodating
James K.
Dr. Valentine is very very nice and very patient with me I know I can be a difficult patient at times. I am thankful to her and her staff
Carolyn B.
As always, everyone in the West Chester office are awesome!
Lucy D.
You guys were awesome !
Matthew R.
Great folks to be around during a trip to the dentist. Everything went perfectly! I was in and out before I knew it.
Chris T.
I was taken on time. Service was quick and painless. I had a filling done and a cleaning the previous week. Everyone from the receptionist to the […]
Al K.
Always on time for appointments and very friendly staff.
Anonymous
I have been treated with respect from the front desk, Dentist to the paying of my bill. This is from a life long dentist hater who is no longer in […]
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Dr Penfill is very, very thorough
David G.
Great service and everyone was extremely helpful and informative.
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Dr Penfill is awesome!!
David G.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
Friendly, accommodating, and most importantly the work that's been done on my teeth is fantastic. I could ask for anything more in a practice.
Wesley W.
polite and painless
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Most professional, friendly and accomodating.
Frank P.
Painless!
Sharon R.
Excellent service and professional staff.
Rebecca A.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
Excellent service and great advice.
Lee T.
Fast and painless tooth extraction
Chris N.
Fast, great service from friendly staff.
Anonymous
I have finally found a dentist (Dr. Valentine) who is absolutely amazing. She is professional, sincere and efficient. I never leave her office […]
Melinda A.
treatment was very gentle
Anonymous
As always, everyone that works at Gentle Dental West Chester are awesome.
Lucy D.
I was very pleased with Dr. Valentine's professional work. She always makes me feel very comfortable!
Joseph Y.
Every one is so nice and they make you feel comfortable !!
Pamela J.
Made me feel comfortable and people were friendly
Pamela J.
very through
Beverly J.
Extremely kind. Great customer service. They were able to schedule me in for an emergency appointment the same day I called.
Mike C.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is professional and polite. Dr. Valentine checked out my situation and provided me with her professional opinion and […]
John R.
As always, I had a great visit.
Lucy D.
This is my first visit. The staff is very nice on the phone and in person. I really like Dr. Valentine. She is thorough,caring of my needs and made […]
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Both excellent dental care and an efficient and informative office staff and administrative system.
Douglas S.
Dr Valentine continues to be the best dentist I've seen. Quick, painless, efficient. Couldn't be happier.
Bret R.
very good dentist would recommend to anyone.
Elwood C.
Caring, patient treatment. Answered all of my questions and kept me apprised of what was going on. Friendly, excellent and painless care. Very good!
Daniel M.
Dr. Valentine is great!
Sean P.
I had a good experience this past Friday. I had 2 teeth extracted by Dr. Valentine. She did a great job. She is very nice and professional at the […]
Patricia D.
The folks at Gentle Dental are professional and friendly.
Anonymous
It was pleasurable.
Maria M.
Dr. Valentine is very personable, and truly seems to care. She makes sure that you see your X-rays in order to understand exactly what may be an […]
Thomas S.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
Always a good experience
James K.
I had a great experience. Thank you
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