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

Oral Hygiene in Springfield, PA

Obtaining a clean and confident smile is possible with great oral hygiene in Springfield. Together with your dentist, you can establish good dental hygiene habits and enjoy the benefits of a decay-free, sparkling smile.

What Are Oral Hygiene Practices?

Oral hygiene is the process of cleaning and polishing the teeth through professional dental cleanings and a good dental hygiene routine at home. Practicing good hygiene habits is one of the best ways to prevent dental problems like cavities, gum disease, and even more severe conditions like tooth loss. Even if your dental hygiene is not as it should be, our dentists can show you techniques and tricks for improving your oral health. Call us now to get started.

Oral Hygiene Tips for Patients

Taking great care of your teeth is possible with a few small changes. Try these helpful tips from our dentists to improve your oral health:

  • Twice per day, spend two minutes thoroughly cleaning your teeth with a soft- or medium-bristled toothbrush
  • Once per day, use a piece of dental floss to remove trapped debris from between the teeth
  • Avoid overeating sugary treats
  • If you smoke or use tobacco products, try to quit
  • Choose oral health products that contain fluoride
  • Visit our dental office regularly for oral screenings and cleanings

A clean and vibrant smile is possible with proper dental care. Call us today to learn more about oral hygiene in Springfield.

How Can I Have Healthy Teeth?

Your oral hygiene habits play a crucial role in the overall health of your smile. When you avoid the dentist, tooth hygiene problems can turn into more severe dental health issues. Fortunately, many dental hygiene problems can be resolved with a dental cleaning or other treatment. A healthy smile provides a host of benefits, including a reduced risk of tooth loss, dental infection, and inflammation. Call us today to make an appointment with our skilled dentists.

Oral Hygiene for Kids

At our dental office, we offer comprehensive care to people of all ages. Because of this, we understand that parents sometimes struggle when giving oral hygiene instructions to children. Some children are resistant when it comes to brushing their teeth, and others are frightened by a trip to the dentist. Fortunately, many children respond to positive reinforcement when learning about the importance of dental hygiene. Offering your child stickers, tooth-friendly snacks, and colorful dental care products for children can help make the experience fun.

A Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Keeping your smile clean and healthy through regular dental care is the best way to prevent severe dental problems. In addition to seeing a dentist regularly for cleanings, it’s important to brush your teeth twice daily with an appropriately-sized toothbrush. We also strongly recommend that our patients use dental floss each day. Without flossing, whole sides of the teeth are left unclean. If you’re struggling with bad breath, mouthwash can also be used as a part of your dental regimen. Find out more about establishing a dental care routine by giving our office a call.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
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.
Friendly staff...always a pleasant experience.
Carolyn T.
Great service and excellent workmanship. Courteous and friendly staff, all very professional and knowledgeable. Nice and clean waiting room and […]
Harry W.
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.
All the staff are extremely nice and will work with you to make you experience the best they can!!
Jaclyn B.
I had a toothache and they took me right away! The staff and dentist were excellent.
Madeline P.
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.
I had a great visit. Everyone is so professional and my cleaning was great. I can't wait until my next visit!
Megan R.
Friendly, courteous service. I will recommend to family and friends.
Anita B.
I have a fear of dentist but the staff was knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and best of all created a minimum of pain.
Michele R.
The staff at Gentle Dental was so amazingly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!
Tatyana B.
nice and gentle
Joan D.
Very pleasant atmosphere and people are very attentive. They make you feel very comfortable.
Nancy H.
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.
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
Really appreciated the office call the day after my appointment, just to check on me.
Susan L.
Excellent care, especially for an emergency visit.
Theresa M.
This is a fast and efficient dental operation. The cleanliness of the rooms are impressive. Everyone is so friendly!
Beverly B.
Everyone was very friendly. Relaxed and pain free!
Michelle B.
They were great. Kind and pleasant. And did a great job on my teeth.
Michelle B.
Very friendly, would definitely return.
Shikina M.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Springfield is very professional, pleasant and caring to their patients.
Jewlette S.
Everyone there is kind. Felt no pain.
Michelle B.
Natalie is a great hygienist!!!
Maria H.
Quick and efficient.
Susan L.
Everyone is very nice!
Jeanette R.
Best dentist ever...Painless root canal, friendly staff and peaceful environment...
Taplah K.
Quick, efficient, quality care.
Anonymous
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.
Natalie at springfield office is great! thorough, gentle and caring.
Edwin J.
Staff was great, no lectures about my dental hygiene.
Garrett N.
Friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and helpful doctor and staff.
Jason G.
great fast service and nice people.
Christopher K.
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.
I think everyone at this Gentle Dental location is wonderful!
Cynthia M.
Natalie did a great job as usual with no pain.
Edwin J.
My experience was great. Staff was great, no issue or problems. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
Richard C.
Great experience. Doctor listened to my concerns and was very thorough.
Richard C.
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 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.
The dentist & staff are extremely personable & genuine.
Jennifer 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.
Excellent service and staff.
Anonymous
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 dentistry, very nice people.
Anonymous
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.
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.
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.
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.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (484) 810-1247
Fax: (610) 544-8882
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  • 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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