Gentle Dental of Springfield
760 W Sproul Road, Suite 100, Springfield, PA 19064

Are You Getting a Professional Teeth Cleaning Often Enough?

Dental Hygiene

Getting a professional teeth cleaning is important for keeping your smile bright and your teeth and gums healthy. It can even improve your general health. Some dental insurance policies only cover one cleaning per year, but your dentist and dental hygienist are both likely to recommend a teeth cleaning every six months. This twice-yearly recommendation is backed by some very solid reasoning.

Unfortunately, plaque returns quickly after a professional teeth cleaning. While teeth cleaning removes the bacteria that cause plaque, it begins to re-form within 48 hours. Even if you practice meticulous at-home dental care, it’s inevitable that you’ll have some plaque reformation before your next teeth cleaning. The longer harmful plaque stays on your teeth, the more it will calcify, and you won’t be able to remove it yourself. It will require a teeth cleaning with the professional tools and skills of your dental hygienist.

Your dentist and dental hygienist can also discover early signs of oral problems that are much more serious than plaque and tartar. During a cleaning or exam, it’s easy to spot signs of oral cancer, new cavities, receding gums, and even signs of anemia or other medical problems. Since gum disease is linked to cardiovascular disease, catching it as early as possible can even lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.

If you haven’t made professional teeth cleaning a priority, it’s not too late. Schedule an appointment today with a dentist in Springfield and get your mouth back on track. If you have a teeth cleaning twice a year, you are less likely to experience a heavy plaque and tartar buildup that could seriously affect your oral health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Springfield, call Gentle Dental of Springfield today at (484) 810-1247 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
It was a very pleasant experience. All of the staff were very kind and accommodating, and made sure that I was kept up to date on all the information […]
Ivy D.
Everyone was very friendly. Relaxed and pain free!
Michelle B.
Natalie at springfield office is great! thorough, gentle and caring.
Edwin J.
Really appreciated the office call the day after my appointment, just to check on me.
Susan L.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Springfield is very professional, pleasant and caring to their patients.
Jewlette S.
Everyone there in the Springfield, PA practice takes the time to explain every procedure, every step, and all are very pleasant and make you feel […]
Nancy H.
Great experience. Doctor listened to my concerns and was very thorough.
Richard C.
Best dentist ever...Painless root canal, friendly staff and peaceful environment...
Taplah K.
I didn't have any work done yet but my new patient appointment was excellent. The receptionist was friendly and efficient and the doctor and his […]
Wendy F.
I had a toothache and they took me right away! The staff and dentist were excellent.
Madeline P.
Excellent care, especially for an emergency visit.
Theresa M.
I think everyone at this Gentle Dental location is wonderful!
Cynthia M.
Great service. Very welcoming and warm people. I was scared to death. I hate the dentist and they made it not so scary.
Erica C.
Everyone there is kind. Felt no pain.
Michelle B.
They were great. Kind and pleasant. And did a great job on my teeth.
Michelle B.
Excellent dentistry, very nice people.
Anonymous
Everyone from the moment I first walked in was extremely friendly! As someone who gets a little nervous about going to the dentist, they put me at […]
Anonymous
All the staff are extremely nice and will work with you to make you experience the best they can!!
Jaclyn B.
Everyone is very nice!
Jeanette R.
Great service and excellent workmanship. Courteous and friendly staff, all very professional and knowledgeable. Nice and clean waiting room and […]
Harry W.
My experience was great. Staff was great, no issue or problems. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
Richard C.
I Thank you for the work that was done on Tuesday everything was well.I was a little nervous but you made me feel comfortable Thank you.
Rhonda W.
The dentist & staff are extremely personable & genuine.
Jennifer S.
It was my first time there. Everyone was very courteous and helpful. Evaluated my needs and charted a long term program of care. Helped me with a […]
Charles S.
Natalie did a great job as usual with no pain.
Edwin J.
Very friendly, would definitely return.
Shikina M.
I have gone to Gentle Dental for my dental care for over 10 years and I already have been recommending their wonderful dental care to family members […]
Deborah A.
My tooth flared up at 2 am, I hoped the pain would pass. Swelling took place and the pain increased. On a sat. morning @ 11 am I called for an appt. […]
Kevin C.
The staff is very helpful and respectful. They are very good with accomodating and I am glad to use this facility as my provider.
Stacey B.
Friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and helpful doctor and staff.
Jason G.
great fast service and nice people.
Christopher K.
Staff was great, no lectures about my dental hygiene.
Garrett N.
Quick and efficient.
Susan L.
nice and gentle
Joan D.
Natalie is a great hygienist!!!
Maria H.
The wait was minimal, the staff was friendly and they were able to do my cleaning and fill my cavities in one visit. Highly recommended!
Helen G.
It was awesome the best Dentist I been to yet everyone was helpful and I loved the Dentist that I had I really think I finally found one that I liked […]
Michelle F.
Friendly staff...always a pleasant experience.
Carolyn T.
I love Gentle Dental in Springfield. My two eldest children go there and they are wonderful with them. They don't rush through things are very […]
Carmen M.
This is a fast and efficient dental operation. The cleanliness of the rooms are impressive. Everyone is so friendly!
Beverly B.
The staff at Gentle Dental was so amazingly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!
Tatyana B.
Very pleasant atmosphere and people are very attentive. They make you feel very comfortable.
Nancy H.
I have a fear of dentist but the staff was knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and best of all created a minimum of pain.
Michele R.
I had a great visit. Everyone is so professional and my cleaning was great. I can't wait until my next visit!
Megan R.
The Office staff, Rudy, and Dr Hinrichsen make going to the dentist not so bad at all. Great team here that makes you feel comfortable. Thank you for […]
Mark G.
Friendly, courteous service. I will recommend to family and friends.
Anita B.
Staff is excellent, professional, but also puts you at ease. They don't make you feel badly or scold you for not taking good care of your teeth.
Garrett N.
Excellent service and staff.
Anonymous
Quick, efficient, quality care.
Anonymous
Sadly, I have never enjoyed going to the dentist, Gentle Dental of Springfield makes your visit comfortable. Everyone is always pleasant....you can […]
Carolyn T.
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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 810-1247
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