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

A Guide to Brushing Your Teeth

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Brushing your teeth is an indispensable part of good dental care. For healthy teeth and gums, you should brush a minimum of two times each day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits the shape and size of your mouth comfortably. A brush that is too large or small may not reach all parts of your mouth. When your toothbrush is three or four months old, replace it with a new one. Old, frayed bristles won’t clean your teeth well. For the best results, dentists recommend that you use toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s (ADA) approval.

The Correct Way to Brush Your Teeth

  1. Position your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums.
  2. Move your brush back and forth gently, using short tooth-wide or circular strokes.
  3. Tilt your toothbrush and use up-and-down strokes to clean the inside surfaces of your front teeth.
  4. Brush every tooth surface, including the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces.
  5. To keep your breath smelling fresh and eliminate bacteria, brush the surface of your tongue.

Dental Care Goes Beyond Just Brushing

Brushing is important, but it’s not enough to ensure optimal dental health. Dentists say that you should include the following measures in your dental care routine:

  • To remove plaque and bacteria your toothbrush can’t reach, clean between your teeth and under the gum line every day using dental floss or an interdental cleaner.
  • If possible, brush immediately after eating starchy or sugary snacks.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and limit snacks between meals.

Schedule Regular Dentist Appointments

If you haven’t had a dental exam in a while, find an affordable dentist in Abington and schedule one. Dentists can identify any early problems before they become serious, and recommend products and procedures that can help you protect your smile. You should also schedule professional cleanings with your dental hygienist at least once a year.

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
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
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.
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.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
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.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
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.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
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.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
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.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
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.
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. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat 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.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
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.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
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.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
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.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
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  • 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
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