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

Healthy Habits for Healthy Teeth

Healthy Teeth

How do you ensure that you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime? Is routine brushing and flossing really enough? In a word, no. You need to be diligent about multiple aspects of your health in order to properly care for your oral health. Healthy teeth and gums begin with routine brushing and flossing, but proper dental care continues with good nutrition, relaxation, and even exercise. Of course, routine visits to your family dentistry expert also top the list of the most important ways to care for your teeth. Your dental care shouldn’t stop with brushing and flossing—make your mouth a pillar of health excellence with these teeth-friendly health habits.

Everybody knows that healthy teeth begin with routine brushing and flossing and bi-annual trips to an affordable dentist. What many people do not realize is that many healthy lifestyle habits that prevent disease throughout the body can also improve your oral health. In addition to brushing and flossing daily, family dentistry experts recommend these habits for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums:

Get quality sleep. Poor quality sleep and/or not getting enough sleep can lead to inflammation all over the body. Inflammation is a top contributor to gum disease, as well as heart disease and diabetes. Make sure you get plenty of sleep each night. Most adult needs 7 to 8 hours to maximize health benefits.

Exercise regularly. Exercise raises HDL (good cholesterol) levels, which help fight inflammation and other markers of disease. Regular resistance training increases bone density and strength—even after bone growth and development has ceased. Your teeth and jawbone can reap the benefits as well.

Eat a teeth-friendly diet. Certain foods can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease, just as other foods can prevent both conditions.  Vitamins and minerals, like vitamin D and calcium can keep teeth strong and healthy. Foods like cheese, fresh fruits, and raw vegetables can contribute not only vital vitamins and minerals, but also increase saliva production for warding off bacteria in the mouth.

Drink lots of water. Water can help wash away excess debris and bacteria. Fluoridated water can help remineralize teeth and protect from tooth decay. Drink tap water rather than bottled water to gain the added fluoride benefits.

Avoid sugar and starchy carbs. Foods that harm the teeth and gums include sticky candies, sugary desserts and starchy breads and vegetables. Sugar molecules can merge with the bacteria on your teeth to form acids that lead to tooth erosion—just one more reason to keep sugar out of your diet.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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
The dentist took the time to assure that I did not experience any pain. He explained everything he was going to do before he did it. The entire staff is very friendly
Cardella C.
Great place!!!! Toni is great and very friendly!
Alonzo J.
The staff is fantastic.
Valerie A.
Thank you Gentle Dental of Collingdale for stepping up for kids for Give Kids A Smile week! Thank you for helping make sure that all children can get good oral health care to stay healthy!!
Colleen M.
Customer service improved, staff is really welcoming and more assertive. They also seem to get patients in and out quicker since I left a few years ago and returned. Keep up the good work.
Ace
Very friendly
Chene
Customer-friendly, very straightforward, and very reliable
Kareem T.
The Dentist and staff are professional, knowledgeable and kind. I admit to having moderate to high levels of anxiety when visiting the Dentist. My past experiences in Dental offices have been […]
Shannone N.
I had a great experience at Gentle Dental. I did not have any insurance and Melissa offered me a 49.00 special. She was awesome very caring and helpful.
Foday M.
Dentist and the staff always try to do there best to make you comfortable and concern about your questions
Ilham J.
10 very good
Sandra J.
I have been going to this location for several years. I always have a good experience when I see the dental hygentist. She shows concern for her patients.
Xandra L.
Friendly and professional staff
Kamille H.
Prompt service, always polite
Levette R.
Took very good care of my daughter and kept me informed on everything they had to do for her
Tajah B.
Staff was very friendly and took the time to explain services that were to be rendered. I felt very comfortable. My son had services on the same day as me and he saud said he really liked the place […]
Brenda C.
Quick and friendly environment
Theresa W.
Everyone there are really nice and respective
Christina R.
Had Dr. Au, super friendly and skilled. The staff were friendly and even laughed at my lame jokes. All in all just super stoked about the work I got done.
Bruce J.
very nice people working in the office and the dental hygienist, Toni, is always so nice when I come in. She is great at her job and makes you feel comfortable.
Sandra H.
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  • 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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