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

Oral Hygiene in Haverford, PA

If you want to keep your smile healthy and looking its best, you need to maintain good oral hygiene throughout your life. This simply involves following a dental hygiene routine every day at home and going to see a dentist regularly for professional dental treatment. With the exceptional dentists at our practice, you can be assured that your smile will stay in sparkling and strong.

What Is The Purpose Of Oral Hygiene?

According to dentistry experts, good dental hygiene can help you keep your teeth and gums in the best of health. A good hygiene routine will regularly remove the plaque and tartar that collect on your teeth every day. Without daily removal, they can advance into dental decay, gum disease, and ongoing bad breath. But a hygiene routine comprised of daily at-home dental care and seeing a dentist twice a year for comprehensive exams and cleanings can help your maintain your dental health. Call our dental practice for more on the healthy rewards of proper hygiene.

Which Oral Hygiene Instructions Should You Follow To Protect Your Dental Health?

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums doesn’t need to be time-consuming or difficult. Just follow these oral hygiene guidelines to prevent decay and disease from spoiling your smile:

  1. Be sure to brush your teeth as soon as you wake-up, as well as after eating meals and snacks, and at night before going to sleep.
  2. At least once a day, floss your teeth well.
  3. Get a soft-bristled toothbrush for the most gentle brushing.
  4. Use a fluoride toothpaste since fluoride is proven to help harden tooth enamel
  5. Go to a dentist for professional teeth cleanings and check-ups twice a year.
  6. Reduce the high-sugar foods and drinks you consume.
  7. Don’t use tobacco or smoke.

What Can You Do For Maximum Dental Health Protection?

There’s no question about the need for good dental hygiene at home every day, but only a dentist has the tools and expertise to completely clean your teeth, detect signs of dental decay and disease problems, and provide the treatments required for a healthy smile. And proper hygiene offers rewards beyond good dental by lowering your chance of inflammation and all kinds of infection. Make your health a top priority. Call our practice today to set a dental appointment.

When Should You Start Teaching The Importance Of Dental Hygiene To Your Children?

You need to give your child an early dental health advantage by arranging for their first dentist visit before they turn one year-old. This provides an opportunity to check on our child’s dental progress and detect early signs of dental problems. Your child needs to keep visiting a dentist every six months for cleanings and dental exams throughout their entire life. If you find that your child becomes anxious about dental visits or won’t practice daily dental care, we have discovered some creative ways to help you resolve these issues. Try bringing your child’s favorite toy to the dentist to distract and comfort them during treatment. You can also let your child choose a colorful toothbrush covered in sparkles or cartoon characters. Feel free to call our office for more oral hygiene tips for kids.

How Can You Ensure That You’re Practicing Proper Dental Hygiene At Home?

In addition to seeing a dentist for professional oral hygiene in Haverford, you can keep your teeth and gums continually healthy with daily dental care at home.
All you need to include in your at-home hygiene routine are daily brushing in the morning, at night, and after eating, plus flossing at least once a day. Also, get a fluoride toothpaste and toothbrush with soft bristles for additional dental protection. To learn more about maintaining proper oral hygiene at home, call our office and our staff will be happy to give you guidance.

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Great with children
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Good Service
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Tara is awesome!
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Friendly staff. I have a low threshold for pain. They understand!
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Everyone was great, no pain and they did a thorough job. I’m definitely staying with Gentle Dental!
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Excellent staff, and the Dentist was the best I have experienced.
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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 […]
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Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (610) 572-1248
Fax: (610) 896-5664
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  • 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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