Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

5 Tips to Help You Optimize Every Dental Visit

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

If you rush through your dental appointment and don’t communicate with your dentist, you’re missing out on maximum oral health. Dental check-ups aren’t just for detecting cavities and scraping tartar; they’re an essential part of managing your overall health. Oral health and general health are closely linked. Some signs and symptoms of dental problems can point to undetected cases of serious medical problems. To get the most from your next dental visit, adopt the following suggestions.

1. Keep Your Dentist in the Loop

If your health status has changed, update your dentist. Many illnesses such as diabetes, Sjogren’s syndrome, or serious infections can affect your oral health. When your dentist is fully informed about your medical history, he or she can deliver a highly personalized level of dental care.

2. Report Oral Health Symptoms

If you have a new symptom or concern, be sure to share it with your dentist, even if you don’t think it’s serious. These symptoms should always be reported:

  • Bleeding gums during or after brushing
  • Difficulty brushing or flossing
  • Tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Mouth sores that won’t heal
  • Jaw pain, jaw clenching, or tooth grinding

3. List Your Supplements and Medications

Some prescription medicines and nutritional supplements can affect your teeth and gums or increase your risk of bleeding. List each medication and supplement you take; be sure to include over-the-counter drugs and vitamins, even if you don’t think they’re important.

4. Remember to Ask Questions

Whether you have a question about bad breath or the best brand of dental floss, ask it. The available products, technologies, and advancements in dental care change constantly, so stay up-to-date. At every visit, ask your dentist about any new ways to improve your dental care.

5. You Deserve an Affordable Dentist

It can be a challenge to find an affordable dentist when you’re on a tight budget, but if you procrastinate, your dental problems could become even more expensive. If you’re facing financial struggles, don’t be embarrassed to ask your dentist about affordable payment plans.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City Philadelphia. 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 Center City, 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 Center City. 

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Patient Reviews
Dr. Tyler Sorensen explained options and costs clearly and then went about fixing my cracked tooth confidently and efficently. High marks.
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The office is in an old beautiful historic down town building in a high rent part of the city so it's kind of surprising that the waiting area is […]
Markus A.
I do not always see the same hygienist and dentist, but the care is consistent and high quality.
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I receive wonderful service From the Dentist to his Assistants they were so helpful getting me out of this pain i was in. I can't forget Stacey the […]
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Timely appointment service
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Anonymous
Other then the pain I had another pleasant visit.
Andrea M.
Clean facility. Attentive to comfort level during dental cleanings and procedures. Easy to make appointments, not waiting weeks and weeks for […]
Anonymous
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Antoinette G.
I dreaded going to have a root canal, but to my surprise, it was as pleasant an experience as possible. The doctor put me at ease and did his job […]
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Anonymous
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I accidentally showed up on the wrong appointment date, but they were willing to fit me in. Everybody was polite and I didn't have to wait very long […]
William C.
Very nice.
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The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming!
Kharma H.
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Cheryl S.
The dental care I have received so far has been quite considerate and thorough (for my dental health and finances). The reception in person and on […]
Daniel S.
Great staff, quick emergency service, left with no pain and in good spirits!!! Already told a friend..Very good experience considering the reason I […]
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Short wait, courteous personnel, and speedy procedures. Both Hygienist and DD were very responsive to my concerns. It might help if the procedures […]
Livio A.
I am extremely pleased with my experience at Gentle Dental. Everyone was professional and very friendly. I am deathly afraid of the dentist and was […]
Monique C.
Everyone was nice and the service was great
Annette P.
I had to wait a little pass my appt time but the service that I received made up for the wait. All in all I was satisfied in the end.
Helen C.
Had an emergency ; was seen within an hour of calling for appointment
David W.
Everyone was very nice. Amanda was super sweet.
Jessica M.
Everone was super nice and made me feel very comfortable. I like how I didn't have to wait long and while I waited I watched tv. Thanks
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I am a client for life. The staff, the Doctors and the assistants are all wonderful. I am extremely happy with my care and if anyone I know is in […]
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The staff there is awesome.
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Everyone was very friendly & answered all questions & concerns.
Connie E.
Tyler was wonderful. I was involved in a freak accident that compromised my dental situation and was completely devastated when I walked in to the […]
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Great team at Gentle Dental. Everyone was personable and efficient. Very little pain.
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I have very mixed feelings about the Gentle Dental at 13th and Walnut. The seating area looks outdated, run down and downright ugly. The ladies at […]
Anonymous
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My experience was great, the dentist, staff and personal were kind and respectful I will continue to cater to Gentle Dental Center City!!!
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I was very well attended! The staff was friendly and extremely helpful.
Anonymous
Pleasant experience, very professional, no complaints
Jermaine T.
The whole staff was very professional and caring.
Alisha W.
I was there to have a tooth pulled, the tooth was being stubborn. The dentist and his assistant was very determined to get the root of the teeth out. […]
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The hygienist was very concern of any discomfort & very informative.
Connie E.
The dental technician who cared for me was excellent.
Janet P.
The staff was friendly, efficient & knowledgable. Wait time was minimal
Delores N.
Tyler & staff ... the very best dental staff ever.
Peggy B.
The doctor had excellent chair manner. Took the time needed to make sure I was in no pain. Did the job of filling my teeth excellently. Explained […]
Wadeeah J.
I went in for a scaling and a filling. I was told it would take 2 hours but I was in and out in a hour. I couldn't believe it. I was very happy. I […]
Anonymous
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Deborah B.
On time appointment. Friendly and professional staff. Polite and pleasant.
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The Nurse and the Dentist were very good.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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