Gentle Dental of Blue Bell
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 103, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Why Dental Care is Good for More Than Your Teeth

Checking Dental Health Helps Keeps Diseases At Bay

While most people think that dental problems only concern their teeth and gums, the truth is that they can be a sign of conditions affecting the whole body. Research has shown that dental pain can indicate issues with heart health, blood sugar levels, and respiratory illness. Since dental problems may be a symptom of diseases and other health concerns, it’s important to see your dentist on a regular basis and pay attention to any changes in your dental health.

Dental problems have long been linked to diabetes, but they can also signal blood disorders, impaired immunity, bacterial diseases, and nutritional deficiencies. These issues are caused when the bacteria from tooth decay or gum disease spreads throughout the body. In addition to being a sign of poor health, dental disease can actually lead to health problems. For instance, severe gum disease can increase the risk of premature delivery and low weight among pregnant women. Since dental problems are so closely tied to health concerns, they demand attention beyond your usual dental care. Treating them early can save a lot of effort and expense, so find an affordable dentist in Blue Bell to take care of them immediately.

If you’re over age 40 or dealing with diabetes, it’s important to practice good dental care and visit your dentist regularly because gum disease can evolve into the more serious periodontitis, which can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes or worsen an existing case. The high sugar levels often associated with diabetes can also compromise your immune system and make it more difficult to fight infections, including oral disease. This can result in tooth decay, delayed healing of mouth sores, tooth sensitivity, and dry mouth.

Respiratory illness is also related to dental health. When high levels of bacteria accumulate in the mouth, they can move down the throat and into the lungs to cause conditions that complicate breathing. If left untreated, this can lead to serious illnesses like pneumonia.

Since your dental health is so connected to your overall health, it’s important to keep your dentist informed of any health conditions or concerns. This will help your dentist catch any problems in their early stages and devise the dental care treatments that will be most beneficial.

While treatment is good, prevention is best. Proper dental care can go far toward preventing the dental disease that can lead to health conditions in the body. Good dental care includes brushing teeth twice a day and flossing daily, along with regular check-ups by an affordable dentist in Blue Bell. These efforts can make a significant difference in your dental health and overall wellness.

To find an affordable dentist in Blue Bell who will help you stay as healthy as possible, call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell today at (267) 439-4912 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate care in Blue Bell. 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 Blue Bell, 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 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 Blue Bell.

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Patient Reviews
I thought the root canal was done very effectively and quickly.Swelling went down in 3 days still somewhat touchy when I chew on that side. I'll be […]
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Excellent service on an emergency appt....
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Awesome experience
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Fast appointments and fast service!
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I was great
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Anonymous
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Martin K.
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Matthew M.
Jackie did an excellent job!
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Anonymous
Painless - Dr. Amrut is very caring and explains everything - and he's very skilled.
Amy W.
Very patient freindy environment, always ask you are you OK? while servicing your teeth:-)
Mildred T.
I had a bone graft on 10/3 for a new crown. Dr. Craig was the surgeon who operated on me. He was wonderful. He told me everything he was going to do […]
Marie H.
this has been one of the best dentists that i have been to. i have a lot of work that needs to be done and the doctors that are in this practice are […]
Charles B.
had very pleasant visit, impressions came out ok...teeth stayed in...
Joseph F.
I was taken right away, treated professionally and curtiously. Donna is great!
Joann C.
I have already recommended this Gentle Dentle to my neighbor who is also now a patient.
John H.
Efficient, courtesy and helpful! Pleasant experience all around!
Shannah S.
There was no wait. I was seen at my appointment time. I saw Dr Andelin for my first visit and Dr Amrute on my second visit. They were both awesome. […]
Naomi B.
Very professional went out of their way to make me feel comfortable.
Michael R.
Dr Amrut is a great dentist, very skilled, very compassionate.
Alyce B.
It was a good experience. They made sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure and I was happy with the results.
Ellen E.
Office staff are friendly, courteous and efficient.
Bernadette G.
The office was neat, the dentist took his time, was gentle & patiently explained my options and the young lady at the front desk was efficient and […]
Merit H.
I needed to change my scheduled 6 month appointment due to my work schedule and Gental Dental was able to change with no hesitation. Besides getting […]
James P.
It was amazingly nice for a Dentist visit, I had a major scraping and cleaning with absolutely no pain. My Dentist Donna was as your name says […]
Bernadette T.
A very good visit as scheduled activities were timely and Fern's services were outstanding.
Daniel R.
Mary Beth & Dr Anrute both did an outstanding job.
Hampton R.
Very nice staff. Clean office. The dentists are top notch. I would recommend gentle dental to my family and friends
Jason H.
Staff very friendly, good timing,no long waits
Mildred T.
Everyone is so kind ......
Donna M.
No pain, comfortable the whole time.
Anonymous
the doctor is pleasant and respectable.
Anonymous
Very good professional dental service and i am very pleased for over 2 years.
Thomas M.
The doctor and staff were very nice, caring and informative.
Alison C.
Very professional and courteous staff.
Troy T.
This was my first visit to Gentle Dental as my wife had gone there and recommended them. I was treated with Respect, patience, and consideration as I […]
John D.
Excellent care and customer service!
Rita A.
The staff are very nice and professional. I am glad I chose to make an appointment with Gentle Dental!
Anonymous
Start to finish, everything was great. I've had a lot of work done this year and the entire team is great at what they do. From the time I walk in to […]
John T.
Always a great experience. Staff is very good.
Alexander D.
Was in and out within an hour having 2 large cavities filled. My dentist was very friendly and nicely explained what he was doing while he was […]
Stephen L.
Dr. Wendy and her assistant were amazing. I was very nervous about the procedure, and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Allison F.
Prices good - very affordable. Staff very nice & helpful - all questions answered. No hi-pressure sales, just legitimate advice based on your needs. […]
Amy W.
I was very pleased with the service and treatment.
John H.
Great dentist and staff. I have never waited more than a few minutes and the entire staff is friendly and makes sure you are comfortable.
Anonymous
As usual everyone was great and did a great job -- I was comfortable through out
Stephen D.
I was taken on time, and Donna, who I have had the past few times, is very gentle.
Joann C.
Dr. was friendly-.explained all he would accomplish and did a great job of matching color on
Ruth E.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (267) 439-4912
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