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

Fundamental Facts About Professional Teeth Cleaning

Dental Hygiene

Most everyone these days realizes the importance of brushing and flossing when it comes to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Daily removal of cavity-causing bacteria is a concept that just about everyone understands, even if they have the occasional lapse in their dental care habits. It is important to realize that these daily routines are not, on their own, enough to keep teeth in their best possible condition. A professional teeth cleaning performed every six months by a dental hygienist, in conjunction with proper home dental care, are the keys to achieving an ideal level of oral health.

Some may feel that this recommendation smacks of overkill, but there really are good reasons why dentists believe that having a teeth cleaning appointment every six months is critical to maintaining good oral health. Within a day or two after a professional cleaning, the mouth is already facing a resurgence of the bacteria that the dental hygienist removed. Though a strong home dental hygiene regimen that includes meticulous brushing and flossing can help minimize the presence of cavity-causing bacteria, it can only do so much.

Even the best brushers and flossers will end up with plaque build-up by the time six months have passed since their previous teeth cleaning. The longer this plaque is allowed to sit on the teeth, the greater ability it has to calcify onto the surface. If that occurs, it becomes extremely stubborn and virtually immune to home removal methods. At that point, the expert help and specialized tools of a dental hygienist will be required to remove it.

In addition to removing bacteria and plaque accumulations that can lead to tooth decay and gingivitis, there are other important reasons to visit a dentist in Collingdale no less than twice a year. The thorough dental examinations that take place during office visits are often the only way that existing cavities can be identified and treated. Not only that, it may be that during one of these routine appointments that the initial indications of oral cancer will be spotted. Allowing this condition to go undiagnosed can lead to extremely serious ramifications to the health of the patient.

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
Wonderful staff. They go above and beyond to make your experience the absolute best.
Anonymous
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.
The office staff are very caring and hard-working. The work on my teeth has been excellent so far.
Janice D.
very gentle and gave me my smile back
Shakeda F.
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.
Very professional great ppl clean&positive environment
Tyron D.
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 is so polite and willing to help, They treat with respect, I will always go there
Shawn D.
All the people are very nice there...They all do a good job
Helen G.
Staff is nice, service is prompt
Andrea G.
Staff was great. Very friendly and nice. And good atmosphere.
Henry G.
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 staff was Awesome and the the doctor wa very knowledgeable! #LovedIt!
Quisha R.
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.
it was a great experience with very good service
Donella W.
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.
They are wonderful! My children n I r patients for life.
Michelle S.
Very good and professional technician had a great demeanor with me
Lance R.
The staff is very friendly and professional. They are compassionate and always put me at ease. Even though being at the dentist is not a pleasant […]
Marla D.
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.
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.
Very nice & great work so far, no pain
Anonymous
The staff is wonderful and always make me feel very comfortable and very much at ease.
Marla 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.
The services are excellent and friendly.
Bellah J.
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.
Thank you very much, it was a pleasant experience, and see you soon..
Shawn D.
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.
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.
A nice and friendly experience !!
Kareem S.
All crew is very helpful and friendly
Petrit D.
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 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.
Service was excellent. I have already referred friends and family.
Rose B.
Very friendly, comfortable environment.
Angela O.
I am very leased with the correction of problems that they found with my teeth.,keep up the good work. thank you.
Rodofis W.
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.
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.
Prompt, courteous staff; dental procedure explained throughout process.
Kim R.
Great Customer Service and Dental work!
David E.
Staff was friendly and very welcoming! Service was great!
Naja M.
The staff were friendly, compassionate, knowlegable, and patient.
Carl S.
keep up the excellent service.
Rodofis W.
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.
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.
Always great!!!
Anthony E.
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael P.
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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 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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  • Phone: (484) 427-4663
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