Gentle Dental of Springfield
760 W Sproul Road, Suite 100, Springfield, PA 19064

How Taking Care of Your Teeth Can Defend You from Disease

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 Springfield 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 Springfield. These efforts can make a significant difference in your dental health and overall wellness.

To find an affordable dentist in Springfield who will help you stay as healthy as possible, call Gentle Dental of Springfield today at (484) 810-1247 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Great service and excellent workmanship. Courteous and friendly staff, all very professional and knowledgeable. Nice and clean waiting room and […]
Harry W.
The dentist & staff are extremely personable & genuine.
Jennifer S.
I had a toothache and they took me right away! The staff and dentist were excellent.
Madeline P.
Excellent care, especially for an emergency visit.
Theresa M.
I have gone to Gentle Dental for my dental care for over 10 years and I already have been recommending their wonderful dental care to family members […]
Deborah A.
Excellent service and staff.
Anonymous
Staff is excellent, professional, but also puts you at ease. They don't make you feel badly or scold you for not taking good care of your teeth.
Garrett N.
Great service. Very welcoming and warm people. I was scared to death. I hate the dentist and they made it not so scary.
Erica C.
Natalie is a great hygienist!!!
Maria H.
Friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and helpful doctor and staff.
Jason G.
All the staff are extremely nice and will work with you to make you experience the best they can!!
Jaclyn B.
Natalie did a great job as usual with no pain.
Edwin J.
The Office staff, Rudy, and Dr Hinrichsen make going to the dentist not so bad at all. Great team here that makes you feel comfortable. Thank you for […]
Mark G.
Quick and efficient.
Susan L.
Everyone there in the Springfield, PA practice takes the time to explain every procedure, every step, and all are very pleasant and make you feel […]
Nancy H.
It was my first time there. Everyone was very courteous and helpful. Evaluated my needs and charted a long term program of care. Helped me with a […]
Charles S.
Everyone was very friendly. Relaxed and pain free!
Michelle B.
Really appreciated the office call the day after my appointment, just to check on me.
Susan L.
Everyone there is kind. Felt no pain.
Michelle B.
Very friendly, would definitely return.
Shikina M.
It was awesome the best Dentist I been to yet everyone was helpful and I loved the Dentist that I had I really think I finally found one that I liked […]
Michelle F.
Staff was great, no lectures about my dental hygiene.
Garrett N.
I Thank you for the work that was done on Tuesday everything was well.I was a little nervous but you made me feel comfortable Thank you.
Rhonda W.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Springfield is very professional, pleasant and caring to their patients.
Jewlette S.
Best dentist ever...Painless root canal, friendly staff and peaceful environment...
Taplah K.
I have a fear of dentist but the staff was knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and best of all created a minimum of pain.
Michele R.
The staff is very helpful and respectful. They are very good with accomodating and I am glad to use this facility as my provider.
Stacey B.
nice and gentle
Joan D.
I love Gentle Dental in Springfield. My two eldest children go there and they are wonderful with them. They don't rush through things are very […]
Carmen M.
Very pleasant atmosphere and people are very attentive. They make you feel very comfortable.
Nancy H.
Excellent dentistry, very nice people.
Anonymous
This is a fast and efficient dental operation. The cleanliness of the rooms are impressive. Everyone is so friendly!
Beverly B.
They were great. Kind and pleasant. And did a great job on my teeth.
Michelle B.
Everyone is very nice!
Jeanette R.
It was a very pleasant experience. All of the staff were very kind and accommodating, and made sure that I was kept up to date on all the information […]
Ivy D.
I had a great visit. Everyone is so professional and my cleaning was great. I can't wait until my next visit!
Megan R.
great fast service and nice people.
Christopher K.
Sadly, I have never enjoyed going to the dentist, Gentle Dental of Springfield makes your visit comfortable. Everyone is always pleasant....you can […]
Carolyn T.
The staff at Gentle Dental was so amazingly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!
Tatyana B.
I think everyone at this Gentle Dental location is wonderful!
Cynthia M.
Friendly, courteous service. I will recommend to family and friends.
Anita B.
My experience was great. Staff was great, no issue or problems. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
Richard C.
Natalie at springfield office is great! thorough, gentle and caring.
Edwin J.
Quick, efficient, quality care.
Anonymous
Great experience. Doctor listened to my concerns and was very thorough.
Richard C.
Everyone from the moment I first walked in was extremely friendly! As someone who gets a little nervous about going to the dentist, they put me at […]
Anonymous
The wait was minimal, the staff was friendly and they were able to do my cleaning and fill my cavities in one visit. Highly recommended!
Helen G.
I didn't have any work done yet but my new patient appointment was excellent. The receptionist was friendly and efficient and the doctor and his […]
Wendy F.
Friendly staff...always a pleasant experience.
Carolyn T.
My tooth flared up at 2 am, I hoped the pain would pass. Swelling took place and the pain increased. On a sat. morning @ 11 am I called for an appt. […]
Kevin C.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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