Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue
1419 West Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Home In on Good At-Home Dental Care


When you want a healthy smile, brushing or flossing once in a while simply isn’t enough. In addition to regular professional check-ups, you need to take a few minutes each day at home to properly care for your teeth. Discover the best and easiest ways to take care of your teeth at home.

Daily Dental Care Benefits

Some people think that healthy teeth take a lot of time and effort, but the truth is that a healthy smile only requires three things. The first is the best dentist for you. Once you’ve found an affordable dentist, you need to visit him for regular check-ups and cleanings. The third part of a healthy smile is dental care at home. The purpose of oral hygiene at home is to keep your smile healthy by providing these benefits:

  • Eliminate plaque from teeth and gums.
  • Prevent gum disease.
  • Fight cavities.
  • Improve bad breath.
  • Lower the risk of infections in the gum tissue and bone around teeth.
  • Avoid major dental problems.

5 Important Dental Care Habits

You need good tools to have good teeth. Yet everyone has different needs, so ask an affordable dentist which dental tools are the right ones for you. Then follow these tried-and-true tips to keep your smile healthy at home:

  • Use an ADA-approved toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, mouthwash, and other dental cleaning tools.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day at least, once in the morning and once at night.
  • Spend at least two minutes brushing your teeth.
  • Floss at least once a day to clean between teeth.
  • Maintain your at-home dental care routine by getting regular cleanings from the best dentist for you.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in South Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue today at (215) 310-5817 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue, 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 at Oregon Avenue.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I had a great experience at my appointment, the dentist was indeed gental.
Robert D.
The dentist explained everything well and his assistant made me feel comfortable because I was so nervous. I got medicine and my abscess went away the next day mostly.
Ashley W.
Usually hate going to the dentist. My old dentist use to tell me to fight through the pain and other things when I had to get procedures done so I ended up gaining a distrust in dentist but my […]
Amber S.
My dentist was able to take my wisdom tooth out without pain. Definitely wpuld recommend him.
Samatha M.
Visit went well. Hygienist was nice and fast. The dentist was also nice.
Katrina T.
Awesome staff and service
Michael N.
The doctor along with his staff we’re fabulous
Tamara R.
I never give tens…so nine it is
Brandi G.
I have nothing bad to say about this place. Everyone was friendly and I felt completely comfortable. Haven’t gone to the dentist in awhile and the worse part was just the anticipation of getting […]
Similarity T.
My experience was wonderful.
Angela S.
Office staff is very friendly
Naeem S.
The wait was short, the staff very polite! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they know what they are talking about when you ask question. Very refreshing and informative staff.
Zaakirah H.
Excellent service and great staff! I hate the dentist but knowing how nice they are and making sure you’re comfortable makes me come back confident. Highly recommend their services
Somsouk P.
Solved my concerns and were clear with answering all my questions
Anjali R.
I felt comfortable and everything went great!
Laura G.
I like my dentist and staff that work there
Karen S.
The dentist and dental technicians were awesome. I have severe gag reflex when doing dental x rays. the dental technician applied a topical solution to help with the x rays. I also am asthmatic and […]
Kathleen S.
Great doctor and staff Made me feel comfortable
Josh F.
The service is great
Piper G.
I enjoyed my visit at Gentle Dental the staff welcomed me and also the Doc treated me and my cavities with care. I like going here because they made me feel as if I am family.
Bellaneezia S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (215) 310-5817
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