Gentle Dental of Collingdale
14-20 MacDade Boulevard, Suite A, Collingdale, PA 19023

Oral Bacteria Can Sabotage Your General Health

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Your dental care routine is an important way to reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth, but because the microbes are a normal and important part of digestion, you can’t eliminate them entirely. One of their duties is to break down the foods and sugars left on your teeth when you eat or drink. If you smoke, drink too much alcohol, eat an unhealthy diet, or neglect your dental hygiene, your oral bacteria may become unbalanced. The resulting dental plaque accumulation leads to problems such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth loss.

It’s not just your mouth that’s the victim of oral bacteria, however. Studies have shown links between high levels of oral bacteria and conditions such as stroke, heart disease, obesity, infertility, and low birth weight. A study of 37 hospitalized patients revealed that changes in oral bacteria occurred just prior to the onset of pneumonia. The findings led to health authorities warning that dental hygiene neglect can lead to the potentially fatal lung disease. Other research has found that oral bacteria in the bloodstream may be linked to joint inflammation and the failure of prosthetic joints. High levels of oral bacteria may also be associated with osteoporosis in the jaw, which can lead to tooth loosening and dental abscesses.

Reducing your risk of serious medical problems caused by oral bacteria is simple—don’t neglect your dental care. An affordable dentist can help you learn more. Dentists know that proper dental hygiene for kids and adults helps them live healthier lives, and they have many tools, treatments, and recommendations to offer. Visit your dentist in Collingdale to learn more about the relationship between oral bacteria and your overall health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Collingdale, call Gentle Dental of Collingdale today at (484) 427-4663 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Collingdale. 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 Collingdale, 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 Collingdale.

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Patient Reviews
The office staff are very caring and hard-working. The work on my teeth has been excellent so far.
Janice D.
Very professional great ppl clean&positive environment
Tyron D.
very gentle and gave me my smile back
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Thank you very much, it was a pleasant experience, and see you soon..
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i had been up all night with this bad pain so i got up and went down to GentalDental no appt. I walked in explained my problem and was told i could […]
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Marla D.
The service was great no long waiting period. The work I had done was quick and easy. Overall it was a good experience Thank You
Jacqueline B.
Very good and professional technician had a great demeanor with me
Lance R.
All crew is very helpful and friendly
Petrit D.
A nice and friendly experience !!
Kareem S.
I had a great experience. The DR was so gentle when giving the needle and the woman that cleaned my teeth was also gentle. thank you for taking my […]
Maria R.
Prompt, courteous staff; dental procedure explained throughout process.
Kim R.
Great friendly service. Had large cavity filled, and dentist took time for the first shot of novicane to start, before giving additional doses. Much […]
Christin P.
The Dentist seem very concern and took care of me accordingly. No issues or problems noted. Did not have to wait long for scheduled appointment.
Constance W.
it was a great experience with very good service
Donella W.
Everyone is so polite and willing to help, They treat with respect, I will always go there
Shawn D.
My experience at Gentle Dental was very good. The staff is excellent...... They all made me feel like family. I use to hate the dentist but now I'm […]
Keena W.
Great Customer Service and Dental work!
David E.
My experience with the dental office was amazing..when I first went I was scared because I hate the dentist. They wrote a treatment plan an […]
Tiffany A.
Everyone at this location are very friendly and professional. I'm so glad I chose this location and will gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a […]
Donna G.
The staff is wonderful and always make me feel very comfortable and very much at ease.
Marla D.
This is a great place. Love the staff. So friendly and very nice. Always helpful in explaining the procedures that will be done and your billing. […]
Henry G.
Staff is nice, service is prompt
Andrea G.
I am very leased with the correction of problems that they found with my teeth.,keep up the good work. thank you.
Rodofis W.
They are wonderful! My children n I r patients for life.
Michelle S.
The staff is very caring and friendly as well as attentive and make you feel like they appreciate your business. I called on an emergency-like basis […]
Ubaid B.
All the people are very nice there...They all do a good job
Helen G.
The people are awesome. The dentist and her assistants are the best anyone could ask for. They are all courteous, friendly, patient, and respectful. […]
Kevin R.
I love everybody at the Collingdale Gentle Dental office. Every body is so nice and the price is right, too. Great hygienists and Dentists.
Marva H.
The services are excellent and friendly.
Bellah J.
Staff was great. Very friendly and nice. And good atmosphere.
Henry G.
I had a wonderful experience with Gentle Dental. Everyone in the office was so very helpful and very caring. I haven't been to a dentist in a long […]
Wendy H.
keep up the excellent service.
Rodofis W.
My son and I have been coming here for many years. I no longer have my dental insurance and was happy that the office was willing to work with me on […]
Cynthia B.
The dentist was rather considerate to my concerns as I have sensitive teeth and filling procedures are usually painful for me. His assistant was […]
Tynisha D.
The staff is super friendly and accommodating. Had teeth extracted with no pain during or after the procedure. I highly recommend them
Corey B.
Wonderful staff. They go above and beyond to make your experience the absolute best.
Anonymous
Service was excellent. I have already referred friends and family.
Rose B.
I'm really grateful because I was treated with love and respect.I thank the doctors and nurses and anyone who took care of me one way or another.
Michael C.
Good doctor/professional staff
Natalie W.
The staff at this location are great. They make you feel very comfortable and welcome. I actually do not mind going to the dentist.
Christine K.
Always great!!!
Anthony E.
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael P.
The staff were friendly, compassionate, knowlegable, and patient.
Carl S.
Very nice & great work so far, no pain
Anonymous
Very friendly, comfortable environment.
Angela O.
Staff was friendly and very welcoming! Service was great!
Naja M.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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