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

General Dentists in West Chester

If you desire a luminous smile that’s free of decay and discomfort, it may be time to schedule a dental appointment. Receiving regular dental exams and teeth cleanings from a general dentist in West Chester can ensure the health of your teeth and gums.

Should You Visit a Dentist for Your Oral Health?

Without routine exams and cleanings from a general dentist, you may not know when your teeth are experiencing damage. Many dental conditions can be reversed when caught early, so it’s important to see a dentist before the situation becomes worse. Regular visits to the dentist can help eliminate the need for more invasive and expensive dental procedures. Give us a call today to book your appointment.

What Does a General Dentist Do for My Teeth?

A general dentist is the medical professional people visit most frequently for their dental care needs. These dentists offer a full range of services instead of focusing on one branch of dentistry. General dentists administer routine dental exams, tooth cleanings, restorations, and more. If you’re experiencing oral discomfort, you can visit your regular dentist for a diagnosis and pain relief. Visiting your dentist regularly is the best way to ensure long-term oral health.

General Dentistry Services for Excellent Oral Health

Our general family dentistry office provides many valuable dental services to our patients. The following is a list of the services we offer to patients of all ages.

  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Snore Guards
  • Tooth Extractions

How Often Every Year Should I Visit a General Dentist Near Me?

Healthy patients typically need to receive general dentistry services every six months. Those with more extensive dental issues may require several follow-up visits.

How Much Does a Dental Visit Cost?

The cost of a routine dental appointment depends on what treatments are required and whether you have insurance. Please call our dentist general practice for more details if you have questions.

How Do Dentists Clean Teeth?

Keeping your teeth free of plaque and tartar is an important part of your oral health. Professional cleanings from a dentist or dental hygienist can remove decay from areas that your toothbrush or floss cannot reach. During the cleaning procedure, the dentist will use a variety of instruments to gently clean and polish your teeth. This creates a clean, fresh feeling that will leave you smiling.

What Is the Time Allotment for a Dental Appointment at Your Office?

Appointments for routine dental examinations and cleanings usually take approximately 30 minutes to an hour. If you have extensive dental work scheduled, your appointment may last longer. Call us if you have any questions about the length of your appointment.

How to Prepare for a Dentist Appointment with Our Experienced Dentists

Preparing for your appointment beforehand can help alleviate stress and dental anxiety. It’s useful to gather as much information about your medical history as possible, and research the details of your insurance plan. Give our general dental office a call if you have any questions about your scheduled visit.


Dental crowns allow you to cover a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or decay. Our doctors in West Chester use crowns to completely cover a tooth and protect it from further damage, dental crowns may spare you the […]

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in West Chester may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by […]

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Dental Implants

If you’re missing one or more teeth or have teeth that are failing, dental implants could be the perfect fit for you. Dental implants restore an attractive and confident smile, and they function just like natural teeth. With implants, you […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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If you’re self-conscious about missing teeth, or struggling with pronunciation or chewing difficulties as a result of missing teeth, dentures may be a good choice for you. In addition to being a great-looking and comfortable solution, dentures are also a […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in West Chester offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Laser Dentistry

Does going to the dentist make you anxious? Are you scared of needles and the sounds of power drills? Laser dentistry may be the solution you are looking for. With laser dentistry in West Chester, a needle-free and quiet patient […]

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Oral Cancer Screenings

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your West Chester dentist will perform the screening during your […]

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Oral Hygiene

The best way to protect the health of your teeth and gums is by making good oral hygiene a priority in your life through daily at-home dental care and regular professional dental treatment from a dentist near you. For professional […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy or a root canal procedure can relieve the pain caused by diseased or injured pulp tissue in the center of the tooth. Many times, this tissue cannot repair itself and root canal therapy is required to save […]

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Snore Guards

Clinically proven to reduce snoring, the Snore Guard® is a small oral appliance worn while sleeping. The custom-fit device our West Chester dentist create, helps to prevent your tongue and jaw from slipping when your muscles relax, therefore blocking your […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in West Chester will make the tooth extraction […]

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Patient Reviews
Fast and painless tooth extraction
Chris N.
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.
Still amazing! Dr. Penfil and Laura! They are awesome!
Jacqueline W.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
Dr Valentine continues to be the best dentist I've seen. Quick, painless, efficient. Couldn't be happier.
Bret R.
You guys were awesome !
Matthew R.
Very accommodating
James K.
Excellent service and professional staff.
Rebecca A.
Made me feel comfortable and people were friendly
Pamela J.
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.
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.
Fast, great service from friendly staff.
treatment was very gentle
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.
Both excellent dental care and an efficient and informative office staff and administrative system.
Douglas S.
I was very pleased with Dr. Valentine's professional work. She always makes me feel very comfortable!
Joseph Y.
polite and painless
Douglas L.
Dr Penfill is awesome!!
David G.
Extremely kind. Great customer service. They were able to schedule me in for an emergency appointment the same day I called.
Mike C.
As always, I had a great visit.
Lucy D.
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.
As always, everyone in the West Chester office are awesome!
Lucy D.
Dr. Valentine is great!
Sean P.
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.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
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.
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.
I have been seeing Dr. Penfil for over 25 years and highly recommend this dentist!
Always a good experience
James K.
Dr Penfill is very, very thorough
David G.
I had a great experience. Thank you
Regina G.
As always, everyone that works at Gentle Dental West Chester are awesome.
Lucy D.
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.
Difficult situation worked out very well so far.
Michael S.
Every one is so nice and they make you feel comfortable !!
Pamela J.
Great service and everyone was extremely helpful and informative.
Sean P.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is professional and polite. Dr. Valentine checked out my situation and provided me with her professional opinion and […]
John R.
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.
very through
Beverly J.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
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.
Always on time for appointments and very friendly staff.
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.
very good dentist would recommend to anyone.
Elwood C.
Most professional, friendly and accomodating.
Frank P.
Excellent service and great advice.
Lee T.
The folks at Gentle Dental are professional and friendly.
Great appointment as always!
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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (484) 643-4417
Fax: (610) 738-9445
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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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