Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

4 Best Dental Care Secrets from the Best Dentists

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Want to know the secret to having a better smile? Just follow these four simple dental care tips to make your smile better than ever.

  • Use a Brush with Soft Bristles

It’s often assumed that a toothbrush with hard bristles will clean their teeth better. But those tough brushes are really more harmful than helpful. Instead, choose a brush with soft bristles so that you don’t damage your tooth enamel and cause gums to recede. Replace your toothbrush every two to three months, because they become worn, which reduces their cleaning ability.

  • Brush Thoroughly

The best dentist will tell you that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Too many people don’t brush often enough or they brush incorrectly, which makes their dental care efforts less effective. Hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, directed toward the gum line, and brush gently in circular motions. Brush for approximately two minutes, but be gentle to avoid doing any dental damage.

  • Floss Properly

Do you floss the right way everyday? Many people don’t, but flossing is essential because it keeps your teeth and gums healthy. To floss flawlessly, wind 18 inches of floss around your index fingers, holding about two inches between your fingers to use. Hold the floss closely against the tooth, gliding it over both sides of the tooth, to remove any food particles and plaque. Then, unroll a fresh section of floss and repeat for each tooth.

  • Schedule Regular Dentist Appointments

The American Dental Association advises seeing an affordable dentist twice a year to detect major dental problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease or oral cancer. However, nearly 50% of adults in the U.S. don’t go to the dentist because of financial reasons, fears, or lack of time. Treating problems early is much more affordable and much less painful that catching them at a later stage. That’s why you need to find the best dentist for you, practice proper at-home dental care, and make sure to make your appointments.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, 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 Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 310-5826
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