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

Do You Know Why You Need a Dental Hygienist?

Benefits Of Visiting A Dental Hygienist

Going to the dentist involves more than just seeing the dentist. One of the most important parts of a regular dental care visit is a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. This cleaning is skillfully provided by a dental hygienist, but this is just one of the many benefits that these dental professionals provide.

Dental hygienists specialize in preventative oral health and hygiene. During your dental visit, dentist hygienists focus on prevention, treatment, and education to help you maintain your dental health.

In addition to cleaning your teeth and gums to remove all plaque and tartar, these dental care specialists examine you for potential problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and provide guidance on practicing good dental care.

Prevention is one of their priorities, so dental hygienists offer expert advice on protecting your dental care. They often recommend the right dental aids, demonstrate the best brushing techniques, alert you to factors that cause gum disease, and suggest replacements for foods and drinks that do damage to your dental health.

A dental hygienist works hand-in-hand with the dentist to provide a complete range of dental care. By getting regular cleanings from a dental hygienist in West Chester and practicing what they preach, you can enjoy the many benefits of a healthy smile.

To get the cleaning and care you need from a dental hygienist and dentist near you, 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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Always on time for appointments and very friendly staff.
Anonymous
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.
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.
Difficult situation worked out very well so far.
Michael S.
Painless!
Sharon R.
Still amazing! Dr. Penfil and Laura! They are awesome!
Jacqueline W.
Great service and everyone was extremely helpful and informative.
Sean P.
Very accommodating
James K.
Excellent service and great advice.
Lee T.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
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.
very through
Beverly J.
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.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is professional and polite. Dr. Valentine checked out my situation and provided me with her professional opinion and […]
John R.
Dr Valentine continues to be the best dentist I've seen. Quick, painless, efficient. Couldn't be happier.
Bret R.
As always, everyone in the West Chester office are awesome!
Lucy D.
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.
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.
Both excellent dental care and an efficient and informative office staff and administrative system.
Douglas S.
You guys were awesome !
Matthew R.
Made me feel comfortable and people were friendly
Pamela J.
treatment was very gentle
Anonymous
I was very pleased with Dr. Valentine's professional work. She always makes me feel very comfortable!
Joseph Y.
Fast, great service from friendly staff.
Anonymous
Most professional, friendly and accomodating.
Frank P.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
Excellent service and professional staff.
Rebecca A.
Dr. Valentine is great!
Sean P.
Always a good experience
James K.
Every one is so nice and they make you feel comfortable !!
Pamela J.
As always, I had a great visit.
Lucy D.
very good dentist would recommend to anyone.
Elwood C.
Dr Penfill is very, very thorough
David G.
The folks at Gentle Dental are professional and friendly.
Anonymous
polite and painless
Douglas L.
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.
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.
I had a great experience. Thank you
Regina G.
As always, everyone that works at Gentle Dental West Chester are awesome.
Lucy D.
I have been seeing Dr. Penfil for over 25 years and highly recommend this dentist!
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 […]
Nancy H.
It was pleasurable.
Maria M.
Fast and painless tooth extraction
Chris N.
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 awesome!!
David G.
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.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
Extremely kind. Great customer service. They were able to schedule me in for an emergency appointment the same day I called.
Mike C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 643-4417
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