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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The dentist is fantastic and Terri the office manager is so nice,
Mary K.
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 […]
Hillary H.
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.
Staff is friendly and welcoming. Appointments are expertly scheduled and you are in and out quickly.
Mary N.
Great office, nice staff !!!
Bob B.
How nice the staff is and that I was seen on time
Eric P.
friendly and professional
Jeff B.
Courteous staff. Very cheerful & friendly dental hygienist and was truly professional because she would tell what each step during cleaning would feel like – I.e; cold water spray or just […]
Malini S.
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.
Tara Marie, my detail assistant, is the best. She is very gentle and thorough. She takes the time to explain and review all of your care. Thanks!
Cheryl D.
I had a great experience .Every one was very kind and gentle….just like the NAME.thanks!
Cecille B.
Nice friendly service and professional staff
Bob B.
Knowledgeable staff
William M.
Staff was friendly, and the Dentist was gentle, fast and efficient. She did an excellent job.
Harry G.
Always a great experience! And everyone is very friendly and helpful.
Kristin S.
You were very good at keeping me at ease while doing my cleaning. Thank You!
Pugh D.
I had a very good experience – no waiting and the appointment went quickly. Hygienists/assistants/office manager at Haverford office are wonderful – professional, personable, efficient. […]
Karen F.
Top of the line customer service and friendly staff
Jeff B.
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.
The clinicians help me to maintain my dental health as I age.
Jeffrey P.
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 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Phone: (610) 572-1248
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