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
I use to have dental anxiety until I started going to Gentle Dental of Springfield. From the minute I walked in the door until I checked out they were nothing but friendly and professional. I set my […]
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Fee, Rudy, Natalie, Kanesha, Kim, and the rest of the team. I’ve had everything from cleanings to root canals done at Gentle Dentle and now have an […]
Larry D.
I’ve been going to Gentle Dental Springfield for years; I’ve always had a good experience there.
Dulcet C.
Friendly staff.
Douglas D.
Great service, Dr.Fee is the best!
Brenda J.
Kind, professional & caring staff
Maryann H.
I called to get an Emergency appointment today…they for me in… I have to say I don’t like going to the dentist but this office was absolutely fantastic! All staff was extremely professional and […]
Elizabeth B.
Not a long waiting time and always nice and polite.
Alicia F.
Good service
Nidia E.
I’ve been coming here for years and it’s always a warm, comfortable environment.
Artia R.
Quality of care / concern, warmth
Sister L.
Excellent staff and great job done on my teeth!
Felicia F.
Really great dental group. They are extremely accommodating with appointments and availability. I really appreciate the quick and genuine service they provide. Highly recommend!
Casey H.
The staff’s professionalism and quality work guarantee my return.
Robert C.
There wad no pressure from staff and no pressure to pick higher treatments they gave me a option that i wad able to aford
Beatrice G.
Exceptional staff. Very clean environment. They explain everything and what options there are available. Thanks for your great work!
Chrysoula Y.
I’ve had the best cleaning. Very thorough, gentle.
Christine P.
Friendly helpful professional staff
Gerald M.
Staff is very polite and professional
Christine P.
The ease with which I can make appointments and the friendly atmosphere of the office and especially the kindness and service of both the office and professional staff.
Brenda W.
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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 810-1247
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