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
Very pleased with dentist & her assistant. Very concerned for my needs.
Marie Q.
My experience here has been great! The staff is very professional & courteous.
Renae M.
The women in that office were amazing!! They are all professional and very friendly. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Marc H.
Been there 4 times & each time was a good experience. This comes from someone who needs a good bit of dental attention! Like probably most people, I […]
Marie Q.
Every body at Gentle Dental Oregon are all great. from the time I walk in there to the time I leave. I will let other friends know about them. Very […]
Barbara W.
My review is excellent. I saw Dr. Maria, she was wonderful. And I hate and am afraid of dentist.
Cynthia R.
At 64 years old I can't imagine their being a bigger baby than I when it comes to going to the dentist. Yesterday I had to have two front teeth […]
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i just recently started going here. its a GREAT place to go!!!!!!! they are all so nice. I recommend this place to friends and family . I Love my […]
Alexis P.
I LOVE THAT THIS IS AN ALL FEMALE STAFF AND EVERYONE IS SO PLEASANT!!! I THINK I FINALLY FOUND A KEEPER!
Crystal S.
I love this office Saturdays this dr was very gentle with me. My experience was pleasant and sweet.
Quantella H.
The employees at Gentle Dental are so nice and they really work with you.
Roslyn W.
Loved my dental hygienist... you guys are great... no putting off going to the dentist ever again
Anonymous
the staff at this location was good from the start of my visit till I left with the feeling everyone cared about me. Thanks to all.
Dewayne W.
Everyone was very nice. The Hygienist was great.
Marie Q.
Hello, this was my initial visit, and i'm very pleased with the staff. My appointment was great, no wait time, and very informative, My new doctor […]
Clayton W.
Dr Clark is the best at what he does, this is my second time seeing him and both experiences has been pleasant and painless. I would recommend him to […]
Anonymous
They are the only people to come up with a complete plan. I have a fear of dentist and they really work with me to make me feel calm and secure. I […]
John S.
The staff is very friendly and caring.Wait time was not to bad. All of the proceedures were explained in detail and executed painlessly by the very […]
Richelle D.
Thorough, accurate, enjoying their work. Calm and unhurried.
Jessica Y.
The best dental experience I felt. Relaxed comfortable I like the way all the people there give you the best care individual ive made a good choice […]
Georgina C.
Everyone was very nice, my nervousness didn't last long. I take my sons there also.
Albert M.
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Branden E.
I love it there! The staff is so friendly and easy to talk too.
Monica D.
The dentist I saw was excellent and compassionate. Not all about the money!!!
Mazel M.
My Dr. Susmita Parab was so nice I am so happy wiith my smile I will come back for the good service Dr. Susmita Parab was so Gental with my teeth and […]
Kenyetta D.
Everyone was more friendly and courteous than the former employees.
Notreeanne H.
Staff is the BEST! I also love the fact that it's an all female staff.
Crystal S.
Dr. Clark is the best dentist that i have been in years. He takes his time an gives each patient, their time and not rushed. I would recommend him to […]
William J.
The wait was a little long, but well worth it. the staff are very friendly and flexible with your ability to pay and when you can come in. The staff […]
Laura G.
Everything went as planned. Staff was friendly and professional. There was no wait time. Facility was clean and bright. My dentist was great. I will […]
India J.
Another great visit from the staff at Gentle Dental.
Albert M.
EXCELLENT doctor! Please keep her there!
Shannon C.
The best staff in town; Dr. Tang will (hopefully) be my dentist for life. They will take care of you, put you at ease, if you don't have a dental […]
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Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

1 Saturday a month.

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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