Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Are You Brushing Your Teeth the Right Way?


Your dental care hygiene practices help you keep your smile beautiful. Besides seeing your affordable dentist regularly, your brushing and flossing routine is the most important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Great oral care helps you avoid early tooth loss and big dental bills. It’s easy to become comfortable with habits you’ve been practicing for many years. You may not realize that your brushing technique isn’t as efficient as it could be. To ensure that your dental care routine provides maximum protection, make note of the following dentist-approved tips.

Brushing Your Teeth: The Basics

Brushing your teeth is the most important element of home dental care. Here are six essential recommendations from the American Dental Association:

  • Brush at least twice a day.
  • Slow down and take your time. Spend at least two full minutes brushing all surfaces of your teeth.
  • Use a quality toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles. Your toothbrush should fit inside your mouth comfortably and reach every tooth surface.
  • Hold your toothbrush at an angle, and target the area where your teeth meet your gums. Brush with gentle, short, back-and-forth strokes.
  • Rinse your brush with water after use, and store it upright to air-dry.
  • Your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months or when its bristles appear frayed.

More Dental Care Tips Dentists Recommend

  • Floss daily using about 18 inches of dental floss.
  • Slide the floss gently back and forth between your teeth; curve it against one tooth as it reaches the gum line.
  • To improve your hygiene even more, add an antimicrobial rinse to your routine, or invest in an oral irrigation tool.

Affordable Dentists can Save your Smile

Finding potential problems early is essential for preventing gum disease and premature tooth loss. See your affordable dentist immediately if you notice symptoms like red, tender gums, bleeding gums, loose teeth, sensitivity, or persistent bad breath.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City Philadelphia. 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 Center City, 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 Center City.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Friendly, comfortable, provide explainations. Consistent service throughout years.
Julia G.
I love them! They are truly a painfree dental experience! I am so happy to have found them when I had an emergency. I will stay with Gentle Dental for on.
Jean M.
I’m happy
Dana N.
Nice Staff and Doctor is quick and cares about the patient needs.
Phyllis C.
This place is awesome! Super friendly staff and they make you feel at home. Also they will have you in and out in a heart beat. Highly recommended !!
Ricardo S.
Very friendly and took good care of me
Christina A.
Doctor’s kind information
Daria S.
Such a great staff and truly gentle as is their name!!
Eric P.
The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly!
Samantha K.
I received very good care the waiting time was Perfect and the service was also very good I would highly recommend their services.
Helen C.
The dentist was, very friendly and explained to me everything that he was going to do. The staff was, also friendly. It was, a very comfortable experience.
Gloria H.
I’m very comfortable with gentle dental. .. very friendly, clean atmosphere. The staff is very caring and nice.
Dana N.
Took care of my problem quickly and was very professional and friendly. Also was in no pain and I got 4 wisdom teeth extracted.
Nakeisha S.
The service that I receive was very good & very attentive to my needs that was required. As well as keeping me informed of my treatment.
Tyrone B.
Long time problem with a crown resolved!
Kimberly U.
Everyone was very nice and very professional, from Mary at the front desk to Helena the dental hygienist that treated me on this day.
Charles S.
The 13th and Walnut location is perfect for people who work in Center City Philadelphia! As a Nurse I was able to fit my visits into my busy work schedule! The staff was friendly, professional and […]
Marlon B.
The staff is very kind & pleasant all the time during my visits even in distress, they handled my situation & made me very comfortable & that’s every visit.
Tyrone B.
Friendly service, professionalism, and swiftness in dental procedure
Shuja M.
Everything went just fine as always.
Malcolm B.
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 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 941-5634
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