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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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5 Bad Dental Habits Harming Your Great Smile

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You may think that you practice good dental care, but you might have some bad dental habits and not even know it! See if you have any of these dangerous habits and learn how to make them a memory.

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An Enlightening Look at the Best Teeth Whitening Options

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With so many ways to whiten your teeth today, you may be uncertain of the best teeth whitening method for you. Use this helpful guide to find the best way to brighten your smile.

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Cavity Prevention

Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

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Affordable dentists agree that there are few things more important than helping young children develop strong oral hygiene habits and practices to help build the foundation for lifelong enjoyment of healthy teeth. Studies have shown that the children tooth decay affects stand a far greater chance of having cavities through adulthood, so it makes good sense for parents to get […]

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Know When It’s Time to See an Orthodontist

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Your teeth, jaws, and facial muscles all work together in unison to help you speak, bite, and chew effectively and comfortably. When they’re correctly aligned and work properly, they look great, too. Orthodontists are practitioners who specialize in the alignment of these components. When they graduate from dental school, orthodontists continue their specific education in orthodontic science. After a residency, […]

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Protect Your Smile from Gingivitis and Periodontitis

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Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is caused by a bacteria-laden substance called plaque that forms on your teeth after your eat. If not removed by brushing, plaque hardens into tartar and results in inflammation, infection, and ultimately destruction of the connective tissue and bone that hold your teeth in place. What begins as mild gum inflammation called gingivitis becomes […]

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6 Steps for Better Brushing

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You brush your teeth every day, but are you brushing at your best? We all know the basics of brushing, but there are simple ways to brush better to get the best results from your dental care. When it comes to better brushing, it all comes down to the tools and techniques. There is a wide range of dental products […]

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Teaching the Habit of Flossing

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Flossing is as important to proper dental care as brushing, making it an essential habit to teach your child in their early years. Flossing should be performed at least once daily and you can begin getting your child familiar with the habit as soon as two teeth emerge together. With patience and dedication to teaching the routine, your child will […]

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Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth and Gums and How to Stop the Pain

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If you have sensitive teeth and gums, you’re already familiar with the instant, radiating pain and discomfort that makes eating hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods a chore instead of a pleasure. You may even suffer symptoms during routine dental care or when you breathe in cold winter air. Tooth sensitivity can arise from several causes, but it is a […]

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Teen Dental Issues

Teens and Dental Care – 7 Practical Tips for Those In-Between Years

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Most teens are too busy with their social lives and newfound independence to stop and worry about their dental care, but family dentistry experts know that good oral care throughout the teen years is important for keeping a healthy mouth into adulthood. An affordable dentist in West Chester can offer early detection and treatment of tooth and gum disease, but […]

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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.
Dr Penfill is very, very thorough
David G.
Dr Penfill is awesome!!
David G.
Dr. Valentine is great!
Sean P.
very through
Beverly J.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is professional and polite. Dr. Valentine checked out my situation and provided me with her professional opinion and […]
John R.
Most professional, friendly and accomodating.
Frank P.
Both excellent dental care and an efficient and informative office staff and administrative system.
Douglas S.
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.
Fast and painless tooth extraction
Chris N.
I have been seeing Dr. Penfil for over 25 years and highly recommend this dentist!
Anonymous
Always a good experience
James K.
Every one is so nice and they make you feel comfortable !!
Pamela J.
It was pleasurable.
Maria M.
very good dentist would recommend to anyone.
Elwood C.
Difficult situation worked out very well so far.
Michael S.
Very accommodating
James K.
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 […]
Susan F.
Dr Valentine continues to be the best dentist I've seen. Quick, painless, efficient. Couldn't be happier.
Bret R.
Extremely kind. Great customer service. They were able to schedule me in for an emergency appointment the same day I called.
Mike C.
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.
Still amazing! Dr. Penfil and Laura! They are awesome!
Jacqueline W.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
Great service and everyone was extremely helpful and informative.
Sean P.
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.
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.
Dusty 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.
I was very pleased with Dr. Valentine's professional work. She always makes me feel very comfortable!
Joseph Y.
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.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
As always, everyone in the West Chester office are awesome!
Lucy D.
Excellent service and professional staff.
Rebecca A.
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 […]
Nancy H.
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.
Always on time for appointments and very friendly staff.
Anonymous
I had a great experience. Thank you
Regina G.
Excellent service and great advice.
Lee T.
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.
Fast, great service from friendly staff.
Anonymous
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
Made me feel comfortable and people were friendly
Pamela J.
Painless!
Sharon R.
As always, I had a great visit.
Lucy D.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
The folks at Gentle Dental are professional and friendly.
Anonymous
treatment was very gentle
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polite and painless
Douglas L.
As always, everyone that works at Gentle Dental West Chester are awesome.
Lucy D.
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.
You guys were awesome !
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