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

Oral Hygiene in Collingdale, PA

Good oral hygiene is the key to healthy teeth and gums. Proper oral hygiene habits involve daily dental care at home and regular visits to a dentist for dental exams, cleanings, and treatment. To find a dentist that can provide guidelines on proper oral hygiene in Collingdale, call our dental practice to speak with a dental professional that can help you maintain excellent dental health.

What Do You Need to Know About Oral Hygiene?

Practicing proper oral care habits can help you avoid bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. Each day, plaque and tartar collect around your teeth and gums. Without daily practices to remove them, they will soon develop into dental decay and disease. The way to avoid these dental problems is by brushing and flossing every day and seeing a dentist regularly for professional dental care. Please call our practice for details about the value of healthy hygiene.

How Can You Establish a Good Dental Hygiene Routine?

Maintaining healthy oral hygiene comes down to a few simple steps. Let these tips be your guide to a having a healthy smile for life:

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly, yet gently, in the morning, after every meal, and before bed at night
  • Floss your teeth daily, thoroughly
  • Get a toothbrush with soft or medium bristles
  • Make sure there is fluoride in your toothpaste to help harden your tooth enamel
  • Resist foods and drinks that are packed with sugar
  • Avoid tobacco products
  • Go to a dentist for regular teeth cleanings and checkups

What Are Some Oral Hygiene Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy?

At-home dental hygiene is a must, but just as essential is seeing a dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. Professional dental care is the advanced dental protection you need to fend off cavities and gum disease, along with many medical problems. Don’t delay in taking care of your dental health. Call us today for a convenient dental appointment.

How Can You Help Your Child Learn Good Dental Hygiene?

As a parent, your child’s dental health is in your hands. You need to provide them with a strong dental health foundation and good oral hygiene instructions to help them maintain a healthy smile throughout their lives. Start by taking your child to their first dental exam after their first birthday. Continue taking them to the dentist regularly, about twice a year, for dental cleanings and treatments. If you find that your child gets upset about seeing the dentist or is resistant to daily dental care, our office can give you some guidance on how to help make the experience better. For instance, you can let them select their own toothbrush and toothpaste or promise a healthy treat after a successful dental appointment. Please call us to learn more about teaching your child the importance of dental hygiene.

What Should Be Included in a Healthy Home Hygiene Routine?

While professional dental visits provide you with deep dental cleanings, you need to practice daily hygiene at home to remove the plaque and bacteria that builds up on your teeth every day. Your at-home routine should begin with brushing several times a day with a fluoridated toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. You also need to floss at least once a day between each and every tooth. To learn more about the basics of excellent at-home hygiene practices, feel free to call our practice and ask.

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Patient Reviews
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.
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.
Staff was great. Very friendly and nice. And good atmosphere.
Henry G.
All the people are very nice there...They all do a good job
Helen G.
Staff is nice, service is prompt
Andrea G.
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 office staff are very caring and hard-working. The work on my teeth has been excellent so far.
Janice D.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you very much, it was a pleasant experience, and see you soon..
Shawn D.
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.
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.
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.
They are wonderful! My children n I r patients for life.
Michelle S.
Great Customer Service and Dental work!
David E.
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.
Wonderful staff. They go above and beyond to make your experience the absolute best.
Anonymous
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael 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.
very gentle and gave me my smile back
Shakeda F.
Very good and professional technician had a great demeanor with me
Lance R.
Service was excellent. I have already referred friends and family.
Rose B.
The staff is super friendly and accommodating. Had teeth extracted with no pain during or after the procedure. I highly recommend them
Corey B.
Prompt, courteous staff; dental procedure explained throughout process.
Kim R.
The staff is wonderful and always make me feel very comfortable and very much at ease.
Marla D.
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 […]
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Staff was friendly and very welcoming! Service was great!
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Good doctor/professional staff
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Tyron D.
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.
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.
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.
Very nice & great work so far, no pain
Anonymous
Always great!!!
Anthony E.
The staff were friendly, compassionate, knowlegable, and patient.
Carl S.
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.
keep up the excellent service.
Rodofis W.
A nice and friendly experience !!
Kareem S.
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 services are excellent and friendly.
Bellah J.
All crew is very helpful and friendly
Petrit 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 […]
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Tue. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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