Gentle Dental of Haverford
354 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041

The Critical Role of Professional Teeth Cleaning

Dental Hygiene

While virtually everyone knows that twice-daily brushing and flossing is universally prescribed and serves as the first line of defense against cavities and gum disease, far too many people forget that proper dental care requires that they take things one step further. Dentists strongly urge patients to schedule at least two office visits per year in order to have a teeth cleaning performed by a professional dental hygienist. There are good reasons to have a teeth cleaning every six months. Within a couple of days after having a professional teeth cleaning, you’re already facing a resurgence of the oral bacteria that the dental hygienist just removed.

While proper brushing and flossing can minimize the presence of damaging bacteria, even the most thorough brushers and flossers will end up with plaque build-up during the six months before their next teeth cleaning. The longer plaque is allowed to stay on the teeth, the greater its ability to calcify onto the surface of the teeth. When that occurs, it becomes virtually immune to home removal methods. At that point, a professional teeth cleaning using the specialized tools of a dental hygienist will be required to remove it.

Besides having a dental hygienist remove harmful plaque and oral bacteria during a teeth cleaning, there are other reasons to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Haverford at least twice a year. A thorough dental exam is often the only way that cavities can be identified, and it may be that during one of these routine dental appointments that the early stages of oral cancer will be spotted.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Haverford, call Gentle Dental of Haverford today at (610) 572-1248 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Haverford. 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 Haverford, 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 Haverford.

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Patient Reviews
The dentist is fantastic and Terri the office manager is so nice,
Mary K.
I have been with this office for many years and their current top dentist, Dr. Natched is the most thorough, skilled and confidence-inspiring I have encountered during that time. The assistants are […]
Richard R.
good care
Richard P.
Responded right away to my needs as a patient, scheduled me immediately and was able to get the care I needed.
Jacqueline Z.
I needed a cap removed because of decay underneath. The doctor took his time and was very precise doing the work needed.
Bonnie P.
Tara is awesome!
Tara A.
Good service, great staff
Mihir S.
The dental hygienists, doctors, and staff are all very friendly and are helpful in calming my anxiety. When they are working on my teeth, they are gentle and understanding when I tell them I need a […]
Erin D.
We’ve been with this practice for nearly 10 years and are very pleased with all aspects of it.
Cassandr K.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff
Jennifer G.
Great office and staff. Had a filling replaced by Dr. Berman and was done in 15-20 mins
Tara J.
Tara is great in doing her job.
Keith H.
All of the staff members were friendly, courteous and professional at the same time. They greetings were warm and they make you feel comfortable.
Ernest P.
Everyone is friendly and empathetic.
Genevieve M.
Very attentive and personable doctors and staff. Efficient, on schedule, and caring.
Ajay C.
Everyone has been very nice. My dentist understands how stressed I get when I go to the dentist, she makes sure I am numb enough before she starts. I feel that my dentist has truly been a gental […]
Donna K.
Nice friendly service and professional staff
Bob B.
Friendly staff, small practice, gentle dentist, minimal wait time
Sandra C.
Both the hygienist and dentist did a wonderful job with my 3 year old son. It was his first time to the dentist and they made him feel at ease.
Thomas P.
I’ve been going to Gentle Dental for several years now. Back in April I took a fall down some concrete steps, leaving some severe trauma to my mouth and me without two front teeth. Dr. Nached and […]
Hillary H.
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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 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (610) 572-1248
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