Oral Hygiene in Philadelphia, PA

To keep your smile healthy for life, you need to practice good oral hygiene habits on a regular basis. This should include daily dental care and cleaning, along with twice yearly visits to a dentist for professional dental treatment. At our highly-regarded dental practice, our dentists can help you maintain a healthy, attractive smile.

Why Must You Know About Oral Hygiene?

Your dental hygiene habits directly affect the health of your teeth and gums. Good dental care enables you to fend off the plaque and tartar that form on your teeth and gums over time and cause major dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and constant bad breath. The way to maintain proper hygiene is with regular dental visits for teeth cleanings and checkups, along with daily dental care. Call our dental office for additional information about the value of hygiene.

How Should You Maintain Good Dental Hygiene?

You need to practice proper hygiene every day to keep your mouth healthy. By following these easy oral hygiene instructions, you can protect your smile from cavities, bad breath, and all stages of gum disease:

  • Brush your teeth when you get up in the morning, at night before bed, and following every meal
  • Floss gently between every tooth once or twice a day
  • Strengthen your tooth enamel by using a fluoride toothpaste
  • Avoid harming your teeth and gums by choosing a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Visit a dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months
  • Stay away from foods and beverages that contain a lot of sugar
  • Don’t use tobacco or smoke

By including all of these helpful tips in your dental hygiene routine, you can be assured that you’re doing everything you can to protect and maintain your dental health.

How Can You Fully Protect Yourself from Dental Decay and Disease?

Having healthy oral hygiene habits at home is a good start, but you can’t disregard the need for professional dental visits on a regular basis. Our dentists have the tools and training required to keep decay and disease from harming your teeth and gums. A healthy smile contributes to a healthy body by decreasing your chances of inflammation and other serious medical issues. Call our trusted office to make an appointment right away.

How Can You Help Your Child Take Care of Their Teeth?

You need to set a good example by showing your child how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Many parents are unaware that the importance of dental hygiene for their children needs to be made clear at an early age. Experts in dentistry recommend that your child visit a dentist for their first dental examination before their first birthday and then return twice a year for dental examinations and cleanings. Some kids get upset about seeing the dentist or caring for teeth at home, so we have come up with some helpful ideas to improve their dental mindset. Try taking activity books to appointments to preoccupy your child during treatment or make dental care into a fun dance party. Feel free to call us for more oral hygiene tips to improve your child’s outlook about taking care of their teeth.

What Kind of Oral Hygiene Routine Should You Follow?

Your daily dental hygiene regimen should include brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste. Brush your teeth in the morning, after eating throughout the day, and before bed at night. Floss at least once a day to remove the food and plaque trapped between your teeth that can lead to decay and disease. If you would like more advice on taking care of your teeth at home, call our office and ask our friendly staff.

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Patient Reviews
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
I was very pleased with the service and treatment.
John H.
I never like going to the dentist until coming to Gentle Dental.. As I open the door Treat greeting from the ladies in the front windows.. Smiles […]
Jema G.
Staff was very friendly and they were able to save me time by fitting me in for a cleaning in addition to my x-rays on the same day. Dr. Minetola […]
Ronald H.
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.
Staff is the BEST! I also love the fact that it's an all female staff.
Crystal S.
Excellent care, especially for an emergency visit.
Theresa M.
I was taken right away, treated professionally and curtiously. Donna is great!
Joann C.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
Everyone is very nice!
Jeanette R.
great fast service and nice people.
Christopher K.
Very friendly and efficient staff.
Michael S.
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael P.
I had a great visit. Everyone is so professional and my cleaning was great. I can't wait until my next visit!
Megan R.
My experience was great. Staff was great, no issue or problems. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
Richard C.
nice and gentle
Joan D.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
My experience here has been great! The staff is very professional & courteous.
Renae M.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
Excellent service on an emergency appt....
Elizabeth R.
As always, a great experience! Going to the dentist is usually not described in so many words, but the staff at Gentle Dental Haverford make you feel […]
Melissa B.
Very patient freindy environment, always ask you are you OK? while servicing your teeth:-)
Mildred T.
The best dental care I've ever received.
Robert G.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
Dr. Wendy and her assistant were amazing. I was very nervous about the procedure, and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Allison F.
Everyone is always so friendly and caring! To say the staff go above and beyond is an understatement!
Sarah W.
Very friendly, would definitely return.
Shikina M.
Very satisfied with overall experience ! Tooth looks great , would never know anything was done to it :)
Carol R.
Great place and people
Angela H.
Staff very friendly, good timing,no long waits
Mildred T.
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.
I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
Diana M.
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
Very pleasant atmosphere and people are very attentive. They make you feel very comfortable.
Nancy H.
The whole staff was very professional and caring.
Alisha W.
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.
Another great visit from the staff at Gentle Dental.
Albert M.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
Pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Only thing that is bad is that lot can sometimes be really filled with cars
William M.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
Natalie did a great job as usual with no pain.
Edwin J.
i just recently started going here. its a GREAT place to go!!!!!!! they are all so nice. I recommend this place to friends and family . I Love my […]
Alexis P.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
The women in that office were amazing!! They are all professional and very friendly. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Marc H.
Natalie at springfield office is great! thorough, gentle and caring.
Edwin J.
Everything I went there for turned out fine.
Janet K.
Thorough, accurate, enjoying their work. Calm and unhurried.
Jessica Y.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
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 […]
Richard W.
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