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
The 13th and Walnut location is perfect for people who work in Center City Philadelphia! As a Nurse I was able to fit my visits into my busy work schedule! The staff was friendly, professional and […]
Marlon B.
Such a great staff and truly gentle as is their name!!
Eric P.
Love Dr. Strestha and staff!!!
Lisa J.
Very welcoming
Stephen L.
My fiance came here to get some work done and loved it. Dr.Ross took the time to explain everything and put her at ease. The whole experience was very comfortable.
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This place is awesome! Super friendly staff and they make you feel at home. Also they will have you in and out in a heart beat. Highly recommended !!
Ricardo S.
I’m very comfortable with gentle dental. .. very friendly, clean atmosphere. The staff is very caring and nice.
Dana N.
Excellent service and very nice:) THANKS!
Brandon
Yes I would recommend this office to a friend or colleague. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable!
Sherry S.
I received very good care the waiting time was Perfect and the service was also very good I would highly recommend their services.
Helen C.
Everything went just fine as always.
Malcolm B.
Nice Staff and Doctor is quick and cares about the patient needs.
Phyllis C.
The service that I receive was very good & very attentive to my needs that was required. As well as keeping me informed of my treatment.
Tyrone B.
The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly!
Samantha K.
I’m happy
Dana N.
Fast, efficient, great price, friendly and knowledgeable
Dianna S.
Very happy for having a smile again thank you
Milagros R.
Treatment was flawless. Everyone was nice. I am referring my best friend.
April N.
My hygienist is fantastic.
Michael D.
We have been going to Gentle Dental of Center City for over a year. The staff is amazing and accommodating. The dentist is friendly and responsive to our needs. We recommend them for services.
Jeremiah 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 - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 941-5634
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