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

Oral Hygiene in South Philadelphia, PA

Healthy teeth and gums are important aspects of your overall health and well-being. Practicing good oral hygiene is essential to keeping an attractive, healthy smile for life. Whether you’re just starting to pay attention to your dental health or you’re getting back on track with healthy habits that fell by the wayside when life got hectic, our dentists are here to provide helpful tips concerning oral hygiene in South Philadelphia.

Dental Hygiene Practices

Dental hygiene describes a series of simple steps that each of us can take to significantly lower the risk of developing dental problems, like gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. Proper oral hygiene involves at-home care and regular visits to the dentist.

Teeth Care Tips

Most teeth care tips have to do with removing plaque from tooth surfaces. Plaque is a sticky substance that contains bacteria. It builds up on the teeth, leading to decay. It also can irritate the gums and make them sensitive and prone to bleeding. Brush and floss every day to stay on top of plaque buildup, and visit the dentist to have plaque and tartar removed from hard-to-reach places. Choose toothpaste that contains fluoride and limit your intake of sugary foods and beverages.

Why Should I Care About Dental Hygiene?

A proper dental hygiene routine goes beyond maintaining an attractive smile. Poor oral health can have a significant negative impact on your quality of life. Pain from tooth decay can get in the way of your work or leisure time. It can be harder to eat the foods you require for maintaining proper nutrition. Often, the condition of your dental health is a reflection of your overall health that’s why the importance of dental hygiene shouldn’t be underestimated. Call us today for a checkup and customized oral hygiene instructions from a dentist.

Dental Care Essentials for Kids

You can help prevent your child from waking up in the middle of the night with a throbbing toothache by paying early attention to their oral hygiene. Twice daily brushing should begin as soon as their first tooth fully erupts. For the best chance of avoiding early childhood cavities, take your child to the dentist for an oral health assessment when they turn 1 year old. Your dentist can make specific preventative recommendations for your child based on the condition of their teeth. Teaching your child good dental habits now will lay a foundation of health for a lifetime. Give our dental office a call today. We’d love to schedule an appointment for your child.

How Can I Build a Proper Tooth Care Routine?

The basics of keeping teeth healthy are brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist. To make the most of these oral hygiene tips, remember to replace your toothbrush every three of four months. A worn-out toothbrush can harbor the very bacteria you’re trying to remove when you brush. Limit your consumption of sugary beverages. If you drink a sweetened or acidic beverage, consider using a straw to minimize the amount of contact your teeth have with those acids and sugars.

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Patient Reviews
Visit went well. Hygienist was nice and fast. The dentist was also nice.
Katrina T.
The doctor along with his staff we’re fabulous
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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.
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.
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I received very good customer service etc
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Office staff is very friendly
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The hygenist and doctor were SO nice!!
Jessica D.
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.
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Last visit there were some oral concerns that for me was serious my hygentist worked with me and gave really helpful advise that I instrumented a Walla the issue no longer present I absolutely love […]
Michele W.
Staff is always polite sand friendly. The dentist takes his time and shows much compassion for his patients
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Great service
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I always have a good experience when I visit
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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 […]
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Like the dentist, explains everything and the assistants are knowledgeable and pleasant.
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The staff is friendly and courteous. The service is outstanding.
Daniel B.
Everyone there is very friendly appointment was right on time
Patricia L.
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.
Your dental hygienists Ms. Ivy is absolutely wonderful. The front desk staff is awesome. They always make my appointments a great experience.
Stacey W.
Every appt the staff is very nice,polite and concern..they were efficient with my care and I appreciate their servces
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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 […]
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Wed. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Phone: (215) 310-5817
Fax: (215) 551-0488
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • 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
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