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

Oral Hygiene in Center City Philadelphia, PA

Do you want to achieve a glowing, fresh-feeling smile? If so, it may be time to establish a good oral hygiene regimen. Keeping your teeth and gums clean can prevent a host of dental problems, including bad breath, gum disease, and cavities.

What Is Dental Hygiene?

Maintaining proper hygiene of the teeth and gums is essential to a healthy smile. Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth healthy through regular cleanings and dedicated home care. Without good hygiene, tartar and other debris can cause tooth decay or gingivitis. Fortunately, many dental conditions caused by poor hygiene can be reversed with proper dental care. Call us today to achieve a clean and glamorous smile.

Home Oral Hygiene Tips

There are several things you can do at home to achieve great oral hygiene in Center City Philadelphia. To get started, follow these helpful tips:

  • Carefully brush your teeth twice daily using a soft- or medium-bristle brush that allows you to easily reach all areas of your mouth
  • Use dental floss between the teeth at least one time each day
  • Limit intake of sugary foods, such as sodas and candies
  • Use dental care products that contain fluoride
  • Avoid using tobacco products
  • Schedule regular cleanings with your dentist

Establishing a great dental care regimen at home can reduce your risk of gum disease, cavities, and other dental problems.

How Can I Maintain My Dental Health?

While keeping your teeth and gums clean at home is essential, it’s no substitute for professional dental care. Regular exams, oral cancer screenings, and cleanings from a dentist can prevent dental problems from damaging your teeth. Maintaining your dental health benefits your entire body, as it reduces the risk of chronic inflammation. If you’re ready to achieve your healthiest smile, call us today to make an appointment.

How Can I Teach My Children the Importance of Dental Hygiene?

Giving kids the tools they need to achieve great oral hygiene can be a challenging task. In fact, many children are uninterested in oral hygiene instructions and may even be afraid to visit the dentist. However, regular dental visits should begin at age one and continue throughout your child’s life. If your child is struggling to learn proper oral care habits, we can help. Our dentists provide expert guidance on children’s dental care, giving you tips and tricks that can help your child establish good hygiene habits. To learn more about dental care for kids, please give us a call.

How Can I Practice a Good Dental Hygiene Routine at Home?

Home care between dental visits is an essential part of achieving a healthy smile. To practice good oral hygiene in Center City Philadelphia, be sure to brush your teeth twice daily using a medium- or soft-bristled toothbrush. Today’s toothbrushes are available in many sizes and types, including manual and oscillating electric varieties. Your dentist can help you choose the correct toothbrush for your needs. In addition to thorough brushing, it’s important to floss at least one time each day. Call our office if you have additional questions about home dental care.

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Patient Reviews
The doctor had excellent chair manner. Took the time needed to make sure I was in no pain. Did the job of filling my teeth excellently. Explained […]
Wadeeah J.
Tyler was wonderful. I was involved in a freak accident that compromised my dental situation and was completely devastated when I walked in to the […]
Sunita B.
Am very pleased with the quality of service at Gentle dental . Dr . Naga is great as is the technicians and staff .
I have a dentist that I actually look forward to seeing. He's done some really great, light cosmetic work on me and perfect general dentistry as […]
Markus A.
The hygienist was very concern of any discomfort & very informative.
Connie E.
I was there to have a tooth pulled, the tooth was being stubborn. The dentist and his assistant was very determined to get the root of the teeth out. […]
Debra B.
They are friendly and conscientious. I will definitely come back.
Meiying C.
Dr. Tyler Sorensen explained options and costs clearly and then went about fixing my cracked tooth confidently and efficently. High marks.
Jonathan J.
I accidentally showed up on the wrong appointment date, but they were willing to fit me in. Everybody was polite and I didn't have to wait very long […]
William C.
The office is in an old beautiful historic down town building in a high rent part of the city so it's kind of surprising that the waiting area is […]
Markus A.
I dreaded going to have a root canal, but to my surprise, it was as pleasant an experience as possible. The doctor put me at ease and did his job […]
The service was good and the atmosphere comfortable.
Derrald H.
I was very pleased with the office manager who helped acquire a loan for the dental work that needed to be done that day. I was also very pleased […]
Patricia M.
Dr. Alexander and Amanda were wonderful! Amanda has great bedside manner and friendly conversation. Dr. Alexander provided great feedback on areas of […]
Teiquisha J.
Everone was super nice and made me feel very comfortable. I like how I didn't have to wait long and while I waited I watched tv. Thanks
Laquan A.
Everyone was nice and the service was great
Annette P.
The dental technician who cared for me was excellent.
Janet P.
I was very well attended! The staff was friendly and extremely helpful.
My experience was great, the dentist, staff and personal were kind and respectful I will continue to cater to Gentle Dental Center City!!!
Elaine C.
I had to wait a little pass my appt time but the service that I received made up for the wait. All in all I was satisfied in the end.
Helen C.
I had to get a tooth pulled and it was a bit tough but the procedure was done quickly. I will be back to get all of my dental work done at gentle […]
Deborah B.
Had an emergency ; was seen within an hour of calling for appointment
David W.
Tyler & staff ... the very best dental staff ever.
Peggy B.
I went in for a scaling and a filling. I was told it would take 2 hours but I was in and out in a hour. I couldn't believe it. I was very happy. I […]
Pleasant experience, very professional, no complaints
Jermaine T.
I was taken back on time, the dentist briefly explained what he was going to do, very friendly, and completed the procedure in a decent amount of […]
Other then the pain I had another pleasant visit.
Andrea M.
the entire staff was very pleasant and professional.
James J.
Great team at Gentle Dental. Everyone was personable and efficient. Very little pain.
Rebecca F.
On time appointment. Friendly and professional staff. Polite and pleasant.
Rohmane S.
Everyone was very nice. Amanda was super sweet.
Jessica M.
Great staff, quick emergency service, left with no pain and in good spirits!!! Already told a friend..Very good experience considering the reason I […]
Carlos D.
The staff there is awesome.
Stacey M.
I receive wonderful service From the Dentist to his Assistants they were so helpful getting me out of this pain i was in. I can't forget Stacey the […]
Jamillah F.
Timely appointment service
Jerome A.
Very nice.
Theodore M.
The Nurse and the Dentist were very good.
Velena L.
The dentist was very pleasant and professional to speak with. However, the receptionist at the desk (when checking out and in) needs to understand […]
Antoinette G.
I have very mixed feelings about the Gentle Dental at 13th and Walnut. The seating area looks outdated, run down and downright ugly. The ladies at […]
Everyone was very friendly & answered all questions & concerns.
Connie E.
I do not always see the same hygienist and dentist, but the care is consistent and high quality.
Kriste L.
Clean facility. Attentive to comfort level during dental cleanings and procedures. Easy to make appointments, not waiting weeks and weeks for […]
The staff was friendly, efficient & knowledgable. Wait time was minimal
Delores N.
I am a client for life. The staff, the Doctors and the assistants are all wonderful. I am extremely happy with my care and if anyone I know is in […]
Alfred J.
The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming!
Kharma H.
Great visit,
Cheryl S.
The dental care I have received so far has been quite considerate and thorough (for my dental health and finances). The reception in person and on […]
Daniel S.
I am extremely pleased with my experience at Gentle Dental. Everyone was professional and very friendly. I am deathly afraid of the dentist and was […]
Monique C.
The whole staff was very professional and caring.
Alisha W.
Short wait, courteous personnel, and speedy procedures. Both Hygienist and DD were very responsive to my concerns. It might help if the procedures […]
Livio A.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

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Phone: (215) 941-5634
Fax: (215) 732-3805
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  • 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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